As mentioned previously, the game was excellent! Back and forth goal scoring between the two teams. Very few penalties.
The Xcel Energy Center had a fantastic display of all the NHL teams' flags as shown here.
At the end of regulation, it was tied 4 - 4, so on to overtime......
And after a minute 26 seconds of play in OT, Andrew Ebbett scored the winning goal.
This photo shows the Wild bench is empty with all the players celebrating in the left corner.
It also shows most of the hockey fans stayed around till the end of the game. I guess that's part of the 'state of hockey'.
Wild = 5
Predators = 4
I got lost on the way there as well as on the way home. I ended up crossing the Mississippi River several times (good thing it was dark or I would have panicked driving over that bridge several times!). Then, I traveled around Eden Prairie (thatís where work and hotel is) trying to find my hotel. Saw it several times from the highway but couldnít figure out how to get to it. Iíd get off on the next exit ramp but couldnít get back around. I KNEW I was close; just didnít quite make the correct turns. At one point I ended up in Chanhassen Ė knew THAT wasnít right. Did finally find my hotel and all was well.
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