Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Minnesota at Dallas, 15 November 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, Minnesota takes on Dallas for the Wild’s first title defense since November 1 when they successfully defended the Conference III Belt against … Dallas. It’s Brunchrence III For The Belt. Let’s go to the Tale of the Tape:

The Challenger: Dallas!

The Challenger: Dallas!

The Champion: Minnesota!

The Belt!

The Belt!

Tale of the Tape:

After the

Dallas Stars Minnesota Wild
6-6-4 Record 8-7-0
3-5-2 Last 10 5-5-0
Lindy “The Ruff Ryder” Ruff Coach Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo
46 Goals For 44
53 Goals Against 35
Tyler “The Thirst” Seguin (22) Points Leader Zach “The Judgement” Parise (10)
Seguin (12) Goals Leader “El” Nino Niederreiter (7)
Kari “The Hellbeast from Helsinki” Lehtonen Goaltender Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper
Antoine “Le Troll” Roussel Threero None (yet)
Curtis “The Real” McKenzie Rookie To Watch N/A
6’4″ Average Height 6’1″
206 Average Weight 200
1 Title Belts Won 2
1-4 as Challenger, 0-1 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 3-1 as Champion, 2-2 as Challenger

It’s a 1 PM start for this one, an afternoon delight for the strap.

No matter today’s outcome, tomorrow will bring a defense. If Minnesota retains, they’ll head back to St. Paul for a 4 PM title match against Winnipeg. If Dallas manages to wrest it away, they’ll defend tomorrow against Chicago. If the winner of today’s game gets through the weekend with the Belt, we’ll see a rematch of this one for the title (it would be the third time in the month of November)  the day after Thanksgiving. Go figure.

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