Wheeler’s nomination for goal of the year

by Brian Deutsch

Blake Wheeler has to be feeling pretty good about his choice to turn pro after last year.  The Boston Bruins are sitting atop the Northeast Division and are 9-1-0 in their last ten games. 


Wheeler scored twice in the first five minutes of last night’s game with St. Louis – a game the Bruins ended up winning 6-3.  The Gophers scoring champ last year made it 1-0 less than 2:30 into the game and extended the lead to 2-0 with the short-handed goal seen here:



 Meanwhile, fellow-Bruin Phil Kessell tallied a pair of assists to extend his streak to 18 games. It’s actually hard to fathom how good the Gophers would be if both Kessell and Wheeler were both still here.