The Wild won last night, in a very impressive game against the increasingly sad Ducks. It was awesome. Tonight they look to play the same sort of dominant game against the Jets, but puck drop isn't until five. Fortunately we're looking out for you with lots of links to nice things to read! How exciting!
Today's musical offering is in honor of the Wild's next opponent. With great joy I would like to introduce you to the masterpiece that is Cher performing all of West Side Story by herself. Really. That's a thing that exists. It's even more nuts than you were imagining. I first saw this on The Outs, which is a wonderful webseries if you read everything and still have too much time to fill before hockey starts.
Postgame: Wild frustrates Anaheim en route to 3-0 win - StarTribune.com More post game thoughts.
Wild notes: Nino Niederreiter's socks get love from Twitter - StarTribune.com This is seriously my favorite thing.
Know Your Enemy
Lightning strikes in overtime as Winnipeg Jets fall | WINNIPEG JETS | Winnipeg J Winnipeg also played last night.
Jets, Wild set to renew heated rivalry | Winnipeg Jets | Sports | Winnipeg Sun A look at the budding rivalry from the other side.
On Frozen Pond
Unbeaten Gophers women complete sweep over UMD - TwinCities.com Think they could have another unbeaten season? Just the fact that's a question to ask is incrdible.
Off the Trail
Women's Hockey Notebook: Making dollars and sense of the NHL's lack of involvement | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports Checking in on the CWHL and NWHL. As someone who follows the WNBA pretty closely I'm not sure if that model is necessarilly something to aspire to? It works, and people get paid, but it still has a lot of flaws.
Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 3 | End of the agony | BlueJackets Xtra Go Lumbus! They won! Finally! And against Colorarado! That puts a smile on my face.
Canadiens one win from tying NHL record after beating Maple Leafs - CBSSports.com So the Habs are pretty good this year I guess?
Advanced hockey stats analyze the Montreal Canadiens - NHL - SI.com Apparently like, actually good, with math to back it up, not like years before.
NHL Insider: Tortorella will get players' attention in Columbus - StarTribune.com Tortorella will certainly do something?