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Your Minnesota Wild continued their run towards relevancy in the talks of who is a true cup contender in the '14-'15 season with a strong win over the division rival Dallas Stars last night. But that is not important right now...

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What is important is #StickTap2Hope. Last night at the Minnesota Wild game Jack Jablonski kicked off his stick tap 2 hope campaign. His effort is to the benefit of folks spinal cord injuries in an effort to help those affected with spinal cord injuries to not only live with their injuries, but recover from them as well.

Over the last year Dr. Susan Hakema has been pushing her effort to help those affected with these injuries regain much of what they have lost.  It is truly amazing work that not only shows you how far these sorts of technologies have come over the years, but gives many people hope, and provide them the help to recover from the injuries they have suffered.

For more information on this, got to Jabs Bel13ve foundation. You can also text T-A-P to 41444 to donate to research in helping people afflicted with spinal cord injuries.

It was a night of firsts for the Minnesota Wild. Matt Dumba, Mikael Granlund and Thomas Vanek all scored their first goals of the season. Vanek decided to kill 2 birds with one stone, and scored his on the PP, so that monkey is finally off our back as well.

Wild News

Power play scores twice, Vanek once as division-leading Wild get good team win | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Russo breaks down the Wild's victory over the Stars.

Power play arrives with two goals to power Wild to 4-1 win over Dallas | State of Hockey News
MOAR Recaps.

Wild: Thomas Vanek, power play come alive in win over Stars - TwinCities.com
There was no big celebration when the red light behind Kari Lehtonen lit up.

Minnesota Wild Power Play Scores Twice as Wild Beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 - Gone Puck Wild
The Minnesota Wild power play scored 2, including Vanek's first with the Wild. The Wild would go on to beat the Dallas Stars.

Power play scores twice, Vanek once as division-leading Wild get good team win | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com

A good night if you had yet to score a goal.

Statistics provide a mixed message as to how good the 2014-15 Wild are - Gone Puck Wild
If you take a look at the team statistics, they provide a lot of mixed messages about the Minnesota Wild.

Tending the FIelds

Oklahoma City Barons: Luke Gazdic scores goal in OKC's win over Iowa Wild | News OK
The Iowa Wild dropped one on the road, as the Barons skated to a 5-3 victory.

Miller: Brother lends Iowa Wild's Brett Sutter his best lesson | Des Moines Register
Sutter's hockey-rich family members all take a back seat, however, to Sutter's most valued educator.

On Frozen Pond

Men's hockey: Gophers beat SCSU in OT
Hey! The Gophers won as well!

Watch Kasimir Kaskisuo's 'lucky' behind-the-back save of the year candidate (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
University of Minnesota Duluth goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo made a save against Miami University forward Cody Murphy Friday night that we're still shaking our heads at.

Off the Trail

Gordie Howe watches Red Wings fans tribute (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Red Wings legend Gordie Howe, who suffered a 'pretty serious' stroke last Sunday watches fans of Detroit salute him at a Friday night game.

Photos: ECHL Utah Grizzlies wore Halloween-themed jerseys | ProHockeyTalk
Some pretty serious costumes there.