|Husky Alum Matt Cullen!|
Yesterday when the Minnesota Wild played against the Chicago Blackhawks on national TV, audiences got to see a couple of the most illustrious alumni from St. Cloud State (Matt Cullen/ MN Wild) and the University of North Dakota (Jonathan Toews/ CHI Blackhawks). As my wife is from Illinois and I am from South Dakota (South Dakotans generally cheer for MN based sports team...for obvious reasons) we were a house divided. I was really hoping the Wild would get the win, as nearly every Western Conference team is fighting tooth and nail for points; however, Toews and the Blackhawks ended up with the win 3-1. Luckily for Husky fans, we do have some bragging rights in that Matt Cullen scored the Wild's lone goal on a pretty play from Jared Spurgeon while Toews was held off the board. Don't get me wrong, because of my wife's team of choice I am cheering for the Blackhawks on every other night that they are not playing the Wild and I am a fan of Jonathan Toews (in fact I have a new Toews jersey from of my in-laws). The Minnesota Wild needs to get back some of their winning ways soon if they want to make the push for the playoffs. You can see the video recap here:
By the way, if you had not heard, Matt Cullen and John Madden has been named alternate captains for the remainder of the season for the Wild.
Bonus Alumni News:
Husky alum, Andreas Nodl does it all...he scores and he saves for the Philadelphia Flyers: