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Fiala Continues to Produce

November 15, 2019, 10:50 AM ET [7 Comments]
Dan Wallace
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Kevin Fiala continues to produce and Jordan Greenway gets his first of the season as the Wild beat the Coyotes 3-2.

For Greenway having his first deflect in off his shin pads can only be a good sign of things to come. He has been playing much more inspired hockey of late and it was just a matter of time before something went into the net. It does not matter how they go in as long as they do, as the old adage goes, and for Greenway being a physical force both on the walls and in front of the net are what makes him a force.

I still believe that Greenway should be on the PP given the Wild's strong point play of Dumba, Spurgeon, Hunt, and Suter having that big strong presence creating havoc is a perfect formula for PP success.

Fiala has been converting his opportunities into goals with four in the last five however the confidence he has gained from Boudreau is even bigger. Bruce trusted Fiala on the ice in the final minutes with Arizona goalie Antti Raanta, pulled in favor of the extra skater and the Wild protecting a one goal lead. That is quite the turnaround for both Fiala and for Boudreau.

Devan Dubnyk made the game interesting with his poor decision handling the puck and subsequent giveaway that led to the Coyotes first tally of the night. Their second goal was equally confounding as he let a weak flip squeeze through for the tying goal shortly after the Wild had taken a third period lead. Dubnyk has been up and down with his play all season. That needs to change in short order for the Wild to make any significant move up the standings.

The Wild continued their home unbeaten steak to five (4-0-1) and will look to stretch that to a half dozen on Saturday against the Hurricanes before hitting the road once again.
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