As far as returning to the line-up after four games as a healthy scratch, Matt Lashoff couldn’t have faced a more difficult opponent last night at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston than the Minnesota Wild.
With their trapping and neutral-zone clogging, the Wild can make life difficult for any young defenseman, let alone a young, up-and-comer like Lashoff.
Lashoff had his shaky moments in his 13:18 of ice time, but didn’t wind up hurting the club in its 1-0 loss. And after four games on the sidelines, he said the key was getting involved as soon as he could after the first puck was dropped. (more…)