STOCKHOLM — The Wild’s trip to Sweden was for business, and they’ll be the first to acknowledge that the business part of the trip did not go how they would have liked.
But the opportunity to play outside of North America doesn’t present itself often, and though the Wild only left with two points — they lost in a shootout to Ottawa on Saturday and suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto on Sunday — they’ll still depart Sweden with plenty of positive memories.
“Obviously we wanted more points,” goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said. “Wish I could have made that save there at the end to keep it going, see where that would have taken us. But the whole experience was amazing. Stockholm was very welcoming to us. and obviously it was a great experience that we had here.”
It was an especially meaningful trip for the Wild’s handful of Swedish players — Joel Eriksson Ek, Jonas Brodin, Fil...