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The Wild take on the Canucks... again. Last time, Jordan "Shredder" Schroeder got his first NHL goal, and here's to hoping he triples that tonight.

We just recorded a new podcast last night, and that should be up tomorrow- it features yet another new special guest, so be ready for that!

For now, let's get to the Walk. Today's musical selection comes from Luca Stricagnoli, making AC/DC sound the best they have since the 80's...

Wild News

O'Captain, My Captain: Mikko Koivu Shines in February | The Hockey Writers
The Wilderness' own Alli B. takes a look at our Kaptain and his great month.

Snap Shots: One #MNWild chart to see after tonight’s win against #FlaPanthers | Hashtag Hockey
Bob with some insight on what is becoming a Mike Yeo #Trend.

Surprise! Ballard returns for light practice | Russo's Rants |
Ballard appears on the ice... but it's still a long road back.

Wild notes: Odd-man out on the Wild blue line, Folin sent to AHL to get playing time | Star Tribune
Russo runs down some notes on the Wild.

Stick Taps

Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador found dead at 35 | theScore
All our thoughts and wishes are with Steve's family and friends.

Anti-Stick Tap

Cody McLeod gets 1st star from Denver Post for ejection, 30 PIMs | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Yes, perennial Hart candidate Cody McLeod was given the first star of the game for a fighting major at 2:59 of the first period and a fighting major and a game misconduct at 6:22 of the third period.

The Ice Hole

Gophers sweep Michigan, move into first-place tie | Star Tribune
That Adam Wilcox is so hot right now...

Gophers women clinch WCHA title | Star Tribune

Off the Trail

Patrick Kane dekes goaltender out of his skates, scores shootout goal |

Maple Leafs trade Cody Franson to Predators for 1st-round pick in 4-player deal | theScore
Preds got better.

Report: Maple Leafs likely to flip newly-acquired Jokinen | theScore
Olli will be happy to hear this...

Video: The Sidney Crosby penalty that wasn’t | ProHockeyTalk
What's your verdict, wilderness? Was it or wasn't it a penalty?


Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks

Washington Capitals at Anaheim Ducks

Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres

St. Louis Blues at Florida Panthers

Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks