So there were the Minnesota Wild – on the road, cruising to a 3-2 bruising of the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round Stanley Cup series (tied at 2-2) – when this happened with 1:15 to go in regulation.
Full disclosure: The hardwatching staff has no nickel in this quarter, so as usual we were rooting for 1) overtime, and 2) more games.
And at 3:27 of the first overtime, we got this from Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon:
See you in Minnesota tomorrow night. We’ll be the ones rooting for overtime – and the Wild.