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Wilderness Walk: Short Memory Edition

The Wild rally fell just short in Pittsburgh, but they need to quickly forget and focus on gaining 2 points tomorrow night in Boston.

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Just a day after causing a stir in the city of Pittsburgh with some very honest comments about the mental state of his team, Evgeni Malkin led his team  back into the win column against the Wild.  In typical Wild fashion, the team from Minnesota made it a game by rallying within 1 goal, but ultimately falling short of tying the game in the third period.  The Wild have earned just 3 of 6 possible points on this road trip and still have a chance to gain the lion's share of the points with a win in Boston tomorrow night.  But they quickly need to forget about last night and focus on beating a Bruins squad that should be dispatched efficiently, even though the Wild is sorting through injury issues.

Take a gander at the Wild roster's offense, as viewed by Carolyn Wilke:

Today's musical selection comes from a uniquely talented young woman who can sing, play multiple instruments, and has mastered technology in live performance.  Impressive.  On to the Walk...

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