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Wilderness Walk: Power Play Outage

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Wild have finally won in regulation inside the Scottrade Center for the first time since 2007 the narrative has shifted to the Wild's power play problems. To be honest, since I've been watching hockey for the last five years I can't ever remember them having a good power play. Right now the Wild are ranked 28th in the league--ahead of only AHL teams Buffalo and Colorado.
On the flip side though the Wild are ranked first in penalty kill--so which is more important in the playoffs? An elite power kill or an elite power play?

Wild News

Wild coach Mike Yeo: Don't overstate power play problems - TwinCities.com
I've been saying it all year but when you're biggest power play adjustment from last season is to take the power play coach from the box to the bench--you're probably going to continue to have problems.

Like More Power... Plain. (SWIDT?) - Minnesota Wild - Articles - Articles - Wild Xtra
Wilx Xtra looks at previous Stanley Cup teams power play rankings to determine whether having an elite power play wins Cups or not.

Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild Steal Two Points In St. Louis
Game recap from Gone Puck Wild.

3rd period rally allows Wild to earn rare 3-1 win in St. Louis | State of Hockey News
Another game recap from State of Hockey News.

Devan Dubnyk improves to 11-1-2 on the road, slays "unicorn" in St. Louis for 7th straight Wild road win | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Doobs slays the unicorn.

Off the Trail

Sharks pummeled by Hawks in first game after Thornton/Wilson public feud | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Sharks beat after Thornton tells his GM to shut his mouth? I was hoping Thornton would have gotten a hattie.

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin injured before and during Saturday game [UPDATE] | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Panic in Pitts?