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Continued: Souhan: Almost predictably, castoffs decided Game 7

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 1, 2014 - 10:56 AM

“If only we had some experience dealing with this,” Yeo said, with a smile.

Friday night, Bryzgalov likely will face the defending champs in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

What the Wild proved in seven games was that it can play playoff-style hockey; that Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are ideal leaders for a developing young team; that Yeo can put a team in position to defeat a statistically superior opponent; and that young players such as Mikael Granlund and Charlie Coyle can elevate their games in the playoff crucible.

More important Wednesday, Bryzgalov was ready to play, and Niederreiter was ready to rip.

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is

@SouhanStrib.

jsouhan@startribune.com

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