Wilderness Walk: Game-Day Edition

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Tonight your Minnesota Wild travel to the (still) frozen North country to take on the Winnipeg Jets.

The Minnesota Wild take on a divisional foe tonight in the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets are out of the playoff picture and are playing for pride now while not securing their tee-times on the links.

Despite their goaltending issues, the Jets are definitely not a team you want to sleep on. Jets fans will be out in full force to welcome the Wild into their home and the team will want to put on a show for the Winnipeg faithful. A win tonight would go a long way towards securing the 7th seed in the playoffs as the Dallas Stars lost yesterday to the Florida Panthers.

Speaking of the Dallas Stars, has anyone noticed how their regular-season is scheduled to end? If they keep doing what they're doing, and the Phoenix Coyotes hold up their end of the bargain, the final day of the regular season could feature a "win-and-your-in" game between the Stars and Coyotes in a battle for the 8th seed in the playoffs. This Sunday could be a great day for hockey, I want to see this game mean something.

Wild News

Wild updates from Sunday's practice | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Some notes from practice, John Curry to start this week?

Inactives become valued contributors for Wild | Star Tribune
With goals against the Penguins coming from Stephane Veillieux and Cody McCormick, the Wild's depth starts to shine through.

Wild goalie Bryzgalov cherishing his starting opportunity - TwinCities.com
Bryzgalov started the season not having a team, then playing for a crappy Canadian team, to turning into the Wild's starter and a trusted confidant on the team. A whirlwind season for the veteran netminder, but could it be his swan song?

The Team of 18,001: Save of the Year?
Most impressive!

Off the Trail

West Update: Dallas vs. Phoenix could be photo finish | ProHockeyTalk
I hope this happens in the worst way.

New York City cops, firefighters brawl during charity hockey game (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
They were just giving the fans their monies worth.

Video: Zac Rinaldo booted for intent-to-injure match penalty (Update: Ruhwedel concussed) | ProHockeyTalk
Pretty clear-cut case of what not to do when playing hockey.

NHL Recap - Pittsburgh Penguins at Colorado Avalanche - Apr 06, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Jussi Jokinen skated across the front of the crease and roofed a shot over sprawling goalie Semyon Varlamov to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout on Sunday night.

NHL Recap - Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers - Apr 06, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Brayden Schenn scored two goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers broke a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.

NHL Recap - Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers - Apr 06, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday night.

NHL Recap - New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets - Apr 06, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots for his second shutout of the week to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday night.

NHL Recap - Dallas Stars at Florida Panthers - Apr 06, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Sean Bergenheim scored with 4:31 left to break a third-period tie, and the Florida Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak in a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

NHL Recap - St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks - Apr 06, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp's go-ahead goal in the second period, and the injury-depleted Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Sunday afternoon for their third straight win.

Flying with the Jets

Arctic Ice Hockey, For Winnipeg Jets Fans
Covering the latest news and opinion around the new Winnipeg Jets franchise.

The Official Web Site - Winnipeg Jets
Get all the news, ticket information, videos and photos at the official website of the Winnipeg Jets NHL club.

Connor Hellebuyck excited to start new chapter with Winnipeg Jets organization | Winnipeg Sun
Hellebuyck ready to jump into the Jets goaltending rotation.

The Winnipeg Jets need to buy out Ondrej Pavelec, inside man | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Jets fans ready to have Pavelec jump out of the goaltending rotation.

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