Wild fans at State Fair pick Top 10 games
It's hard to believe that the State of Hockey didn't even have a professional hockey team 10 years ago -- the last one having decamped to Dallas. But this year, die-hard Wild fans at the State Fair have been streaming through the Fan Central building, voting on their favorite Top 10 games ever, as the team gets ready for its 10th season.
Here's the final list, published by the team. Anything missing?
1. 4/22/03: Wild 3, Avalanche 2 Andrew Brunette scores in overtime in Game 7 of the 2003 Western Conference quarterfinals.
2. 12/17/00: Wild 6, Stars 0 First-ever game vs. Dallas Stars -- once known as the Minnesota North Stars.
3. 1/9/10: Wild 6, Blackhawks 5 Wild come back from 5-1 deficit in the third period.
4. 4/21/03: Wild 3, Avalanche 2 Richard Park scores in overtime of Game 6 in the 2003 Western Conference quarterfinals.
5. 5/8/03: Wild 4, Canucks 2 Game 7 of the 2003 Western Conference semifinals.
6. 12/20/07: Wild 6, Rangers 3 Marian Gaborik scores five goals in a single game.
7. 4/3/08: Wild 3, Flames 1 Wild clinch first-ever Northwest Division title.
8. 10/11/00: Wild 3, Flyers 3 The inaugural season-opener.
9. 5/7/03 Wild 5, Canucks 1 Game 6 of the 2003 Western Conference semifinals.
10. 10/18/00: Wild 6, Lightning 5 First-ever victory in franchise history.
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