From Minnesota Wild's twitter feed: Todd Richards very pleased with teams performance calling it a gutsy win. Theodore made a lot of big saves in 249th career win.
Congrats, Theo!! Next will be 250 wins...wow!!
Here's what Mike Russo had to say about Theo's part in last night's game:
The Wild won its second in a row in an arena where the Los Angeles Kings had lost twice in the previous 13 home games. In the first 13 home games, the Kings had given up one power-play goal.
This one came after Chuck Kobasew drew a Drew Doughty interference minor in OT seconds after Jose Theodore stone-cold robbed Dustin Brown. The Wild only gave up 26 shots in the game, but Theo had to come up huge several times, especially because the Wild almost ruined the game by taking penalty after penalty.
"I was really focused tonight," said Theodore.
The Wild took nine minors in all, six in the final 30 minutes after taking a 2-1 lead on two gifts wrapped by Jonathan Quick.
"I got to be better and I can't make those mistakes," said Quick, who's had an outstanding season, by the way.
But the Wild, thanks to Theodore's saves and several gutsy blocked shots (Greg Zanon, Kobasew, etc.), held the Kings to only one power-play goal -- the tying goal.