[Open Thread] Game Seventy-Four: Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks

This game presents a tremendous opportunity to shake off the sleepwalk of last night's Kings game, primarily because doing so against a team which like the Sharks is making a push to be champions of their division. San Jose and Minnesota usually play each other two ways, namely exciting and tough, so this is definitely a game to watch. It's also a chance to see if the Sharks can sweep the season series against the Wild. And yes, it's a possible playoffs first round preview, but that's beside the point. One thing at a time, please.

Okay, let's drop the puck.