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Wilderness Walk: 1-0-3 Edition

The Minnesota Wild played well through their 4-game homestand but only managed to acquire 1 win and 5 points in those 4 games.

Aaron Holm

The Wild let another extra point slip away in a shootout last night. This is not a trend they should get used to. Every extra point will be crucial down the stretch.

Wild News

Minnesota Wild fall 2-1 to Blue Jackets in shootout -
Three fast-paced periods, overtime and 62 combined shots before a shootout decided by video review.

Like kissing your sister, Wild loses in a shootout for third time in four home games | Russo's Rants |
Wild are dropping 2-0 leads in games, and now shootouts. Ah, the life of a Minnesota sports fan.

Bobrovsky wins the goaltending duel and the Blue Jackets survive a strong effort from the Wild in 2-1 shootout victory | March | 2014 Articles
The State of Hockey News breaks down last nights action.

Wild picks up another point, but loses again in shootout | Star Tribune
The Wild played some strong games on the most recent home stand, but were only able to come away with 1 win and 3 overtime losses.

Minnesota Wild: Will Erik Haula move up even further? -
Haula has been proving he belongs in the NHL, and is being rewarded for his efforts.

Sunday Q&A: Wild forward Dany Heatley | Star Tribune
Sitting down with the guy everybody loves to hate.

Minnesota Wild: Justin Fontaine caught in numbers crunch -
I'm going to echo what Brandon Mileski of KFAN said last night after the game, "I'd take him over either of the 4th line wingers right now."

Tending the Fields

Mallards blow late lead in Denver | Quad-City Times
The Mallards give up a late goal and drop one in a shootout.

Off the Trail

US downs Russia, wins sled hockey gold at Paralympics -
Wounded veteran Josh Sweeney scored the only goal as Team USA earned a 1-0 win over Russia in sled hockey at the 2014 Paralympics.

Wild notes: GMs want to expand video review, but the devil's in the details | Star Tribune
NHL GM's are sitting down to decide the future of the game. They're reading this Wilderness, any suggestions?

NHL Capsules - The Hockey News

Canadiens complete comeback so breathtaking officials can’t even blow whistles (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
An amazing comeback, mix in a little controversy, and you have a game between two Canadian teams.

Stars’ Lehtonen aiming to return Sunday vs. Winnipeg | ProHockeyTalk
Good news for the Stars and Lehtonen.