After a nice long layoff, the Wild were back on the ice last night, defending their undefeated season against another undefeated team in the Arizona Coyotes. There can be only one, and that one was your Minnesota Wild who skated on to a 4-3 win against the Coyotes. Again, it wasn't the prettiest of games, especially in the 3rd period. Yet a win is a win is a win, and that's 3 wins folks!
With Zach Parise notching his 5th goal of the season, Thomas Vanek getting his 300th career NHL goal, a goal from Mikael Granlund and a shorty from the Kaptain Mikko Koivu, the Wild looked great through 2 periods. Still looking for the team to throw together a complete game, and with tired legs tonight I wouldn't expect it to look great.
Another late one tonight sports fans, as the Wild face off against the Los Angeles Kings who are looking for their first win of the season. It's a battle of the unbeaten vs the repeatedly beaten in sunny California.
Your musical selection today is, well ... Money. Because the Wild have been money this season.
Kuemper will get chance to start for Wild vs. Kings - StarTribune.com
Who's Darcy Kuemper?
Veteran Wild hangs on the beat young Arizona - StarTribune.com
Russo's gamer from last night.
Minnesota Wild start fast, improve to 3-0 with win over Coyotes - TwinCities.com
Graff gamer from last night.
NHL Recap - Minnesota Wild at Arizona Coyotes - Oct 15, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Zach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild remained undefeated by holding off the previously-unbeaten Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Thursday night.
NHL Preview - Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings - Oct 16, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Fifteen months removed from a second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings are in danger of making history of a different kind.
On Frozen Pond
Gophers hockey: Minnesota hasn't forgotten loss to familiar rival UMD - TwinCities.com
A little bit of revenge is on the mind of the Gophers
Men's hockey: SCSU hires former Iowa WIld coach as temporary assistant
Kurt Kleinendorst is making his way to St. Cloud.
Off the Trail
Parody video for hockey parents - NHL - SI.com
A fun little video created by Game On! Minnesota. Sad part is, there are probably some parent's out there clamoring for this sort of thing.
NHL email in concussion lawsuit makes league look bad - NHL - SI.com
An unsealed 2009 NHL email makes the league appear uncaring about retired players who are suffering from long-term concussion problems.
NHL life 'not going to get any easier' for Connor McDavid - Sportsnet.ca
Maybe he should just retire already?
Panic meter: Ranking the Winless Eight NHL teams | USA Today
Eight NHL teams have yet to win a game and some of those teams were expected to roar out of the gate.
Islanders fans take issue with Barclays Center warm up policy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Brooklyn is not looking like a happy home for Islanders fans.
Keep Your Enemies Closer
Be sure to stop by Jewels From the Crown for the latest Kings news. Of course, if Battle of California is more your speed, you can stop by there as well. Something to note, #ICYMI, Jabs is a LA King now.
Vancouver shuts out 'too soft,' winless Kings - LA Times
The Kings are still looking for that first win. They'll be hungry tonight.
Ex-Bruin Milan Lucic Not Off To Good Start With Los Angeles Kings (Video) | The Instigators | NESN.com
Lucic is struggling to find the sun in California.