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“[Cooke’s] gone, so we’re not going to go looking for anybody else,” Landeskog said. “We’re not going to give [Ryan] Suter or [Jared] Spurgeon a knee. I mean, we don’t do that.
“I don’t know Cooke personally, but I’m sure he didn’t go into the hit thinking, ‘I’m going to take this guy’s MCL out.’ But you have to learn from your past experiences, and I feel like he’s had enough experiences that he should be smarter and make smarter decisions.”
Barrie is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament. He was replaced Thursday night by Ryan Wilson.
Cooke’s third-line spot next to rookies Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine was taken by Nino Niederreiter. Kyle Brodziak, scratched Monday, drew into the lineup on the fourth line between Dany Heatley and Cody McCormick.
Wild defenseman Jon Blum was scratched for a fourth consecutive playoff game. Left winger Stephane Veilleux was scratched for a second game in a row.
|Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran||2||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||9|
|Toronto - WP: C. Hynes||9||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: D. Hinojosa||7|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Norberto||3||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Whitley||0|