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And with that, the Wild's 4-game winning streak has come to a halt.

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The Minnesota Wild had a 4-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning last night down in Florida. It wasn't an overly pretty game for either side, but goals by Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn would be enough to lift the Lightning to victory. Zach Parise was able to score the lone goal for the Wild last night, his 7th of the season.

Ya know, for as much as I've asked for the Wild to just work on their passing, to connect and not be so sloppy, I kind of wish they didn't take it so seriously too. Like, leave the practice at practice, and actually start shooting the puck in games. Man that would be nice!

Next up for the Wild, they will make the 3 1/2 hour road trip from Tampa Bay to Sunrise Florida to face off against the Florida Panthers on Monday night. A couple familiar faces will greet the Wild in Sunrise. Former Minnesota Golden Gopher Nick Bjugstad will be in the house, as will former Vancouver Canuck netminder Roberto Luongo . The Panthers are a sneaky team, currently sitting just 2 points out of a wild card. Should be a good game come Monday night.

Today's musical selection comes to you from 1996, a little before music started falling apart, and video's were as cheesy as they come... well, music video's have always been pretty cheesy.

Wild News

Wild's four-game win streak snapped with loss at Tampa Bay | Star Tribune
At least the Wild still beat the Lighting this season on aggregate by a score of 8-4.

Pass-ive play costs Wild as they snap 4-game winning streak in 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay | State of Hockey News
Get the details on last nights loss in Tampa Bay from The State of Hockey News.

Minnesota Wild don't shoot enough as winning streak ends -
There is no shame in losing a close game to a good team. Lets not make a trend of it though, ok?

Wild: For team's 11 youngsters, NHL life still a (pleasant) shock -
As the Wild trudge through another road trip, some of the young-guns recall what life was like before they cracked an NHL roster.

NHL Insider: Former Wild executive Lynn now agent and author | Star Tribune
Sounds like a real interesting book from former Wild assistant GM Tom Lynn.

Off the Trail

NHL responds to concussion lawsuit, says players weren’t mislead | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I really don't know what to think about this whole lawsuit business. This article lays it out pretty well. The culture of the game is to bash each others heads in, that cannot possibly be the leagues fault. By choice, players are doing things to their bodies that they claim the NHL should be aware would cause long-term harm yet they hold none of the responsibility themselves. - Ed Stein - Reader Debate: Clayton Stoner
Feel free to run over and join the debate. I think the Wilderness has plenty of opinions on the guy. #Stoner2Hossa

Video: Milan Lucic calls Dalton Prout one-punch ‘gutless’ | ProHockeyTalk
Yeah, that's funny. Lucic, I've got this kettle I'd like to introduce you to.

‘We did not want to disrespect our fans’: Leafs salute supporters after beating Red Wings | ProHockeyTalk
Now that #NoSaluteGate is behind us ... Don Cherry is probably still irate because they didn't do it at center ice.


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WATCH: Oilers' Andrew Ference buries an own goal -
You really can't slam it home any better.

NHL Recap - St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators - Nov 22, 2014 -
Clarke MacArthur had a simple explanation why the Ottawa Senators couldn't erase a one-goal deficit against the St. Louis Blues in the third period - pure execution.

NHL Recap - Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins - Nov 22, 2014 -
Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins.

NHL Recap - Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs - Nov 22, 2014 -
The Toronto Maple Leafs put the distractions of the past few days behind them and used their focus to beat the Detroit Red Wings.

NHL Recap - Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers - Nov 22, 2014 -
The Philadelphia Flyers used what goalie Steve Mason called ''our best all-around effort of the season'' to snap a season-worst, four-game losing streak.

NHL Recap - Los Angeles Kings at Dallas Stars - Nov 22, 2014 -
Jamie Benn got the Dallas Stars started early, and Kari Lehtonen shut down the Los Angeles Kings late.

NHL Recap - Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders - Nov 22, 2014 -
The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins now have a rivalry as intense as many in the NHL.

NHL Recap - Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals - Nov 22, 2014 -
Buffalo coach Ted Nolan would rather discuss perseverance than luck. The Sabres used a little of both to extend their winning streak.