Wow. That game was almost too fun to watch, if that's possible. After getting thoroughly handled for 3 straight games, the Wild stormed back and put the jackhammer on the Mighty Ducks in a 4-1 win. About halfway through the third, I was convinced Anaheim was just going to stop playing and give up - something about ruffled feathers....
There were so many fantastic things happening in this game, I'll just give you a few choice highlights:
Newsflash! Brad May is Still a Dick - (Yep, I meant to say dick not duck.) Brad May, chief Ducks douchebag, sucker-punched Kim Johnsson, knocking him out. Let's keep in mind that, according to hockeyfights.com, Johnsson has never been in an NHL fight. So, three cheers for Brad May!!! He knocked out a defenseless Swede. And former North Stars coach, Glen Sonmor, had just finished telling us that the Swedes are a bunch of pussies! Oh, Brad, please read the blog more often.
No one should be surprised by his actions, though. He was at the center of the Todd Bertuzzi incident in 2003. At the time, Brad actually told the press there was a bounty on Steve Moore's head, all but assuring there would be retaliation for Moore's hit on Markus Naslund in an earlier game. Interestingly, Brad didn't want to comment about the sucker-punch after the game. Brad May is one classy guy, what else can you say? (You guys know that when I write classy I mean douchebag, right?)
Brent Burns Probably Wants to Fight You - After scrapping for the first time just a few nights ago, Burns was at it again last night. This time the victim was Corey Perry. Check it out here. What's hard to see in the video is that afterward Burns was so clearly excited, almost giddy, about fighting for the second time in his career. He had a grin on his face all the way to penalty box. The guy is like a big, dumb puppy. When he got out of the box, I thought I saw Jacques pat him on on the head and say, "Who's a good boy?!? GOOD BOY!!!" If Burns had a tail, it would be endlessly wagging.
Mighty Ducks Looking for New Strategy; Flying V an Option - Even if it was just for one night, the Wild made the Mighty Ducks look soft and uncertain. We'll see how tomorrow's game turns out. One thing is for sure, the Mighty Ducks do not want to come back to St. Paul for game 6 - not after what happened last night.