That was the only reaction I could muster after last night's wild state tournament game between and Edina, won by BSM on a .
It was an exhilarating, back-and-forth contest, which was completely up in the air until the final horn. And before Christian Horn netted the game winner, it actually seemed like Edina would escape, as the Hornets had a power play with three minutes left in a 2-2 game.
Now, the Red Knights will take on Lakeville South tonight in the state semifinals. Puck drops at 8 p.m.
Before then, a quick look at some noteworthy developments during a wild Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center:
- With Edina's loss, all four seeded teams in Class 2A—Eagan, Maple Grove and Duluth East being the others—lost in the first round. That's the first time that's ever happened, says John Millea of the Minnesota State High School League.
- BSM should probably be considered the favorite going forward as a result: The Red Knights finished the season ranked fifth in the state by Let's Play Hockey. The three other remaining teams—Hill-Murray, Moorhead and Lakeville South—were seventh, 10th and 11th, respectively.
- Grant Besse scored again last night. The BSM junior had 40 goals in the regular season, four more in three section playoff games, and now has one at state. There's a good reason he's headed to the University of Wisconsin to play hockey.
BSM did not play Lakeville South this year. However, the Red Knights did play Hill-Murray and Moorhead (twice). BSM beat Hill-Murray 3-2 on Dec. 1, and split the series with the Spuds (winning 5-3 and losing 6-2).
If Thursday was any indication, expect a few more wild games tonight and tomorrow between these four teams.