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The Wild gear up for the second part of their back-to-back.

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Well last night sure was a roller coaster.  For whatever reason, the Wild think they can stop playing whenever they go ahead 3-0.  Let's maybe, not do that from now on.

The important thing is that the team got a win and remains unbeaten in the dreaded Central Division.  That streak will be tested again tonight at home against St. Louis.  The Blues are off to a fast start and the Wild never seem to play well against them.  But it's a brand new year, so who knows what could happen!

Since tonight's game is the first against the Blues, here's some classic Delta Blues for your enjoyment:

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Wild News

For the second time in 12 days, Marco Scandella scores OT winner after Wild blows 3-0 lead | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com - Lots to talk about from last night's game.

Minnesota Wild blow 3-0 lead, rally to beat Stars in overtime - TwinCities.com - Ah the dreaded three goal lead.  That's a thing, right?

Wild notes: Yeo says he's hesitant to pull young goalie Kuemper | Star Tribune - Yeo made the tough call and kept Kuemper in the game.  It turned out to be the right decision.

Tending The Fields

Stephane Veilleux and Curt Gogol Suspended 2 Games Each - The game against the Ice Hogs featured four total suspensions.  The Wild lost 6-1.  One bright spot?  Christian Folin scored his first goal.

Off The Trail

New York Islanders are indeed this good (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - I know we joke about Garth Snow and some of his idiotic moves, but give credit where credit is due.  He's done some great things to make the Islanders competitive in a very short amount of time.

Super 16: Holiday provides NHL teams time to reflect, look ahead - Super 16: NHL Power Rankings - The Wild stay in the Top-10 and our own Alec gets his article on the power play featured.

Martin St. Louis records 1,000th career point | theScore - Congrats to Marty, who becomes only the 81st player in history to reach the milestone.

The NHL Redux: Jaromir Jagr, and the splendidly inscrutable twilight of his career | theScore - Really nice look at what makes Jagr tick as he approaches his 43rd birthday.

Ducks' Stoner diagnosed with mumps | theScore - Bad news for the Ducks: Stoner will be out for a while.  Good news for the Ducks: Stoner will be out for a while.

Brodeur feels comfortable in Blues uniform - Sportsnet.ca - It's weird to see Brodeur in a Blues uniform.  Any chance he can get the start tonight in St. Paul?

Ranking every black NHL jersey ever on Black Friday | Puck Daddy - Yikes, there are some ugly ones in here.