Wild, Wilder and Wilderer
Boogaard recently returned after missing a large chunk of games and few doubted the Wild would ever dress the big three. Friday night, all three were in the lineup against the Canucks. There were no fights that night. The Wild won the game, 2-1.
Saturday, the Wild only made one line-up change, starting Harding in net. Unlike Friday each of the big three dropped the gloves against the Flames. Boogaard took on a familiar foe in Eric Godard about five minutes into the game. Somehow the heavyweight match-up became an undercard when Simon fought Jim Vandermeer just seconds later. A longer, more energetic scrap, Simon dropped Vandy. The crowd and both benches were fired up for what continued to be a hard-fought game through all three periods. In the third period it was time for the Fridge to have a go. He found a willing partner in Cory Sarich. The Flames took the game that went down to the wire, 5-4. Another three from that evening: Jarome Iginla’s natural hat trick.
Patrick Roy‘s son Jonathan was involved in a brawl Saturday night that could lead to supplemental punishment. We’ve added the video to our videos page along with other QMJHL action (or find it on the game page). The Québec Remparts and Chicoutimi Saguenéens have played two games of a seven-game playoff series. The series is currently split 1-1.
David Backes vs Niklas Hjalmarsson Mar 23, 2008
Shane Hnidy vs Steve Begin Mar 22, 2008
P.J. Axelsson vs Maxim Lapierre Mar 22, 2008
Todd Fedoruk vs Cory Sarich Mar 22, 2008
Chris Simon vs Jim Vandermeer Mar 22, 2008
Derek Boogaard vs Eric Godard Mar 22, 2008
Brian Sutherby vs Daniel Carcillo Mar 22, 2008
Cody McLeod vs Matt Greene Mar 22, 2008
Ian Laperriere vs Steve Staios Mar 22, 2008
George Parros vs Jody Shelley Mar 21, 2008
Josef Vasicek vs Rod Pelley Mar 21, 2008
Matthew Spiller vs Arron Asham Mar 21, 2008
Bill Guerin vs David Clarkson Mar 21, 2008
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