IIIiteracy: 16 March 2013

by J.R.

Tonight in Conference III action through the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Minnesota 6, Colorado 4: Current Northwest Division rivals prep for their Conference III future, a future they hope doesn’t include plural nouns. The Wild take a 4-1 lead in the first and hold off the Avs’ comeback. A Chicago Yapper paid close attention.

Chicago 8, Dallas 1: Dallas’ off-season strategy of signing octogenarian forwards and literally no defensemen seems short-sighted now. And one yapper doesn’t care for their game presentation besides. And this yapper figured out why Chicago won so handily – or maybe Chicago won despite what this yapper figured out?

St. Louis 2, Anaheim 1 (OT): Tonight we learned Jake Allen is the best goalie in Blues history (at least since Wayne Gretzky). It took an incredible effort from the fans, some of whom took a break from refinishing a basement and offering rock music suggestions. Sweet winner by Chris Stewart though, if you saw it.

Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4 (SO): In Canada, it’s spelled “shooutout.” It took ten shooters apiece but the future Conference III members beat out their north-of-the-border brothers. “Congratulations Winnipeg! You deserved it!” said newspaper writers in Winnipeg, probably. This yapper isn’t so sure.