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The Wild defeated post-season nemesis Chicago last night, but it was not pretty. By hook or by crook, I suppose, but the Wild will have a lot of nervous fans if they play like that night in and night out.

Tonight, perennial postseason dropouts St. Louis Blues are the foe... and the Wild will be the ones on the wrong end of a back to back. Head on over to St. Louis Game Time for all your Blues News.

In the meantime, enjoy one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with one of the best lead singers in history, Terry Kath.

Wild News

Tyler Graovac Not Close to a Return | The Hockey Writers
Bad news for Battery, and for the Wild.

Instant Reax: Wild 5, Chicago 4 | Wild Xtra
Wild Xtra shares their thoughts on the win.

Chicago is in town, so it's a big game | StarTribune.com
This is the first of five games for the Wild this season against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs the past three seasons.

Niederreiter's third-period goal stands up for Wild | StarTribune.com
Nino Niederreiter’s goal 32 seconds into the third period broke a 4-4 tie and the Wild held on to complete the victory over Chicago.

Minnesota Wild: Strong third period leads to win over Chicago | TwinCities.com
Revenge isn't delivered in October hockey games, but wins against the Stanley Cup champs never hurt.

Wild report: Kuemper eager for another chance | TwinCities.com
C'mon Darcy.....

Andrew Desjardins injures Justin Fontaine with leg-on-leg hit | SBNation.com
What an ugly hit.

Fontaine victim of ugly knee-on-knee hit from Desjardins | theScore
Wild head coach Mike Yeo suggested after the game that the initial diagnosis for Fontaine's injury presents a week-to-week timetable for return.

From the Frozen Pond

Minnnesota Athletic Director Search-Hire Beth Goetz | The Daily Gopher
The interim Athletic Director has performed well. It's time to make her the permanent AD.

Off the Trail

P.K. Subban stops shot in mid-air to prevent a goal | SBNation.com
RIDICULOUS

Hossa day to day after suffering lower-body injury | theScore
veteran forward Marian Hossa is day to day after suffering a lower-body injury

Panthers covered $99M in losses; bankruptcy risk without county help: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Panthers ownership has had “substantial operating losses” and indicated “capital calls” of $99.3 million as of June.

Audio stunt helps Stars to 'Nickel Comeback' against Canucks (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A fate worse than death.

Four Nations Cup: Streaming Breakdown | Victory Press
At some point in the last couple days, "Watch Live" links went up on USA Women's Hockey in their Four Nations Cup section.

NCAA Women's Hockey: What to Watch, Week 7 | Victory Press
What should you be watching? Find out!

Victory Press Essays: Compromising with the NHL | Victory Press
A must-read

NHL Grab Bag: Let’s Get Spooky | Grantland.com
Possibly McIndoe's last entry?

RECAPS

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Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers

Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild