MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.
But after a spectacular spot-start during Game 1 of the Wild’s Western Conference Quarterfinals in Chicago, the impact of Harding’s story is undeniable.
“That was a phenomenal, ridiculous performance,” said Judd Yeager, who watched the game from his Forest Lake home. “You can’t say enough about him, some of those saves were just incredible.”
Yeager, 42, is president of the Minnesota Sled Hockey Association. He plays goalie for the Minnesota Northern, persuaded to join the team after losing his lower left leg in a 2010 car accident.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Colin Smith Reports