Staal welcomed him to the league with a couple of goals to put the game away.
He leads the Wild with 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) this season, as he continues to prove that his resurgence from last season was no fluke.
“We had quite a few opportunities,” added Cullen, who hasn’t scored a hat trick since Feb. “When we’re going like that it’s a lot of fun to play.” The stellar play from two veterans overshadowed the highly anticipated season debut for Zach Parise, who finished the night with three shots in 13 minutes, 35 seconds.
“It was great,” Parise said, adding that he felt like himself again from the initial puck drop. It was fun.” Although Parise dominated headlines in the days leading up to the game, the narrative soon shifted to whether Staal or Cullen might complete a hat trick.
“I don’t think he knew I was right there,” Staal said.
“The puck was kind of rolling on him, and he finished it off.” “It was a bounced puck, so I just figured I’d finish it off,” Coyle added with a smile.
When he learns that his lucrative new position means flirting with married women who have been neglected by their spouses, he can’t believe his luck.
“This was not an elevated situation, but some females did feel uncomfortable.”Sgt.
Chad Horst of the Pocatello Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Holmes has not been charged with any crime.
But Horst said officers have responded to nearly a dozen suspicious circumstances calls allegedly involving Holmes.
Horst said the first incident involving Holmes was reported to police on Aug.
“Just trying to force (the Panthers) to defend and spend time in their end. We got a lot pucks at the net and had traffic with two big bodies (in Foligno and Winnik).” Cullen used that net-front presence to his advantage in the first period with a diving effort from the left side to clean up an initial shot with traffic in front. They had a good couple shifts before they even scored and brought that energy and played in the offensive zone. It was nice to see him rewarded with two (goals).” “I’m very happy for them because I’m sure they’ve had some nights where they went home and they didn’t think they were very good,” coach Bruce Boudreau added.