Jacques Lemaire was the master of the low-key one-liners, and one of his best all-time quips came early in the 2003-04 season. The Wild was struggling so bad on the power play that Lemaire memorably said, "When we started last year, our power play was really good. It was 23 percent. Now I don't know if we got enough to make milk. It's about 1 percent, half of one percent. It's very skim milk."

Mike Yeo's Wild squad entered Wednesday night in a similar funk: no power play goals in the 2016 calendar year, a span of nine games and 20 power play chances.

Zero percent. No milk again.

reminder This week's Access Vikings podcast is crammed with roster information heading into the offseason. Download it at iTunes.com.

name to remember Josh Gordon, the troubled but talented Browns WR, applied for reinstatement to the NFL after missing 2015.