The Dreaded Western Canada Road Trip

This picture isn’t from this weekend, but I just love seeing Roberto Luongo crying.

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I would categorize that weekend as a wildly successful Canadian road trip for a couple of reasons.

  1. The Wild actually got a win in their split with the Canucks and Oilers
  2. They avoided the nightmare that is playing in Calgary

Of course, they can’t really take credit for #2, but it’s still nice as they now return home for 7 of the next 8 games.

Currently, the Wild remain in the battle for the last few playoff spots, and thoughts of defending the division title are now dependent on the collapse of the Flames. Hopefully they can make a push during this homestand, and be in good shape heading into late February/early March.