MUST SEE: History made in Minnesota

Published February 19, 2024 at 6:28 PM

Monday afternoon saw the Vancouver Canucks take the ice in Minnesota against the Wild as millions were expecting a great battle between two of the top teams in the Western Conference. Fans got that battle, but not in the way fans expected as history was made in an insane offensive outburst.

The game ended up being the highest scoring NHL regular season game since 1981 as the Wild and Canucks combined for 17 goals, as the Wild walked away with a 10-7 victory.

Not only was this the highest scoring game in NHL history since 1981 when the Minnesota Stars (now the Dallas Stars) defeated the Winnipeg Jets (now the Arizona Coyotes) 15-2, but Monday's game also saw three players record hat tricks, two being on the same team.

Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek netted hat tricks for Minnesota, and JT Miller netted a hat trick for Vancouver.

Equally impressive, the Wild came back from a 4-1 and 5-2 deficit, and ended up winning 10-7. A truly "Wild" feat one could say. (I'm not funny at all) Not as inspiring, were the final goalie numbers from the 17 goal affair that saw three goalies take their opportunities to try and put out the fire.

Casey DeSmith allowed 8 goals against on 25 shots, Filip Gustavsson allowed 5 goals against on 16 shots, and Marc-Andre Fleury allowed 2 goals against on 8 shots.

The Minnesota wild also made franchise history, scoring the most goals in a game in their teams history with ten.

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