If the Twins went into 2017 feeling like they needed to get more from veteran pitchers Ervin Santana and Phil Hughes, they are getting it so far. The two pitchers have combined to win all four of their starts with a 2.19 ERA.
Game 1 of the Wild's series with the Blues was an 8:30 p.m. (more like 8:45) start on a weeknight. So, of course, it went into overtime. Game 2 on Friday is a 7 p.m. start (FSN and NBCSN) at Xcel Energy Center. This one will inevitably end in regulation.
"Let's hope that both the Wild and Blues continue to play exactly as they did Wednesday night, because there is no way that the Blues have a winning strategy here. They played like a Mike Yeo team, hoping for sheer luck to get them a goal to support a goaltender than needs more than a little luck to win a game."
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"All things considered, I have to say I prefer 6-3 to 0-9."