Sunday, February 6, 2011

Theodore To The Rescue (Pioneer Press Article)

This was an article over at Pioneer Press after the Colorado game the other night. (Thanks to miseenjeu for sending me the link.)

Theodore to the rescue
He foils Avalanche during critical time
By Tom Powers
Updated: 02/03/2011 11:55:23 PM CST

DENVER - With the Wild sagging visibly in the third period, José Theodore came to the rescue Thurdsay night. Theodore, who hadn't played since Jan. 11, was brilliant in protecting a one-goal lead while the Wild killed a four-minute penalty to Martin Havlat for high sticking.

Actually, the Wild's forwards and defensemen didn't do much to kill it. In fact, some of the penalty killers were counterproductive, putting the puck on Avalanche players' sticks instead of clearing the zone. But Theodore kept the tying goal off the board.

"Yeah, another outstanding game for him," said Andrew Brunette, who scored two of Minnesota's four goals. "I just feel bad we gave up that late one on him."

The Avs scored in the final seconds to make it a 4-3 final. Theodore stopped 38 of 41 shots.

"In the third, they were really putting pucks through the crease," Theodore said. "But we were doing a good job of boxing out and then clearing it."

Fastest two goals: The Wild scored twice in the first 1:01 to take a 2-0 lead. They easily were the two fastest Wild goals to start a game in team history. The previous mark was 3:25, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Kyle Brodziak and Andrew Brunette scored to set the new mark. On Jan. 18, Matt Cullen and Brent Burns scored in the first 3:25 against the Edmonton Oilers, which was the old record.


  1. :) Can't wait until he starts again! Hopefully, next time he'll receive more help from the PK guys

  2. I know! I figure Backs will start Wednesday, then they play Friday and Saturday, back-to-backs against St. Louis. Friday is the game I'll be attending!! So excited!!


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