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The Wild get one day of rest before their first of 4 sets of back-to-back games this month on Thursday at Washington and Friday at Carolina. Including today, the Wild play 4 games in 4 cities over the next 6 days.

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Dumba has another great game.
Dumba has another great game.
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It took an extra frame plus a skills competition, but the Wild continued their torrid push toward the playoffs by defeating the Ottawa Senators and ending their 5-game winning streak.  Matt Dumba had his first multi-goal game and Charlie Coyle scored the winning shootout goal.  But those performances may have been less noticed due to  the play of the three newest members of the Wild as each of them made their presence felt in the lineup.  We did see some line juggling toward the second half of the game as the new players try to build chemistry that will develop with time.

The Wild now sit within 1 point of the idle Jets with a game in hand, and hold a 3 point cushion over the Kings who also won tonight against Edmonton.  The Wild have Wednesday off, but there will be plenty to talk about reflecting on the new players' performance and planning ahead for the next three road games culminating in a rematch with the recently fined Colorado Avalanche.  That game has the makings of being a drama-filled grudge match, and will also be a tough game on short rest for the Wild.

If you haven't yet listened to our newest Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Trade Deadline and Avs Asshattery, please do so! There's tons of talk about the new Trade Deadline Acquisitions, Sean Bergenheim, the Colorado Avalanches late-game antics, and a lot of young players, including last night's heroes, Matt Dumba and Charlie Coyle.

Now we Walk.

Wild News

Wild battles back to win over Ottawa in a shootout | Star Tribune
Disorder breeds victory

Jordan Leopold talks about daughter's letter; Chris Stewart's debut leads to Jordan Schroeder's scratch | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Epic Russo Blog

Hope Smoke Podcast Episode 11 | Marco Perruzza's tracks | Spreaker- Our own Ger Devine drops in to talk about the Minnesota Wild, Trade Deadline, and a lot more!

Stewart, Bergenheim Trades Crowd Wild Forward Corps - Minnesota Wild - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
The Xtra looks at the crowded Forward Roster

What To Expect From Jordan Leopold - Minnesota Wild - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
Don't expect the 2002 version of Jordan Leopold

Chris Stewart: A Gamble on Size or just a Sizable Gamble? - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
A closer look at a polarizing acquisition

NHL trade deadline candidate: Sabres F Chris Stewart - CBSSports.com
A fun look back at what was said about Stewart a month ago.

Punishing the Avs

Colorado Avalanche's Cody McLeod, Gabriel Landeskog fined for actions at end of Feb. 28 game vs. Minnesota Wild - Department of Player Safety News

Wild: Avalanche skaters fined maximum for late rough stuff - TwinCities.com

Minnesota Wild: Why I Hate the Avalanche
Ode to Patrick Roy, Cody McLeod, Gabriel Landeskog and the fans of the Avs.

Tending The Fields

What If? The 2015 NCAA Women's Hockey Tournament Pairwise Predictor - BC Interruption
Want to know what will happen with a given set of results? Now, you can!

North Dakota's Mark MacMillan out indefinitely with lower body injury - SB Nation College Hockey
The North Dakota senior was injured Saturday blocking a shot. He leads the team with 16 goals in 29 games this season.

On Frozen Pond

2015 MSHSL Boys Hockey Tournament Preview: Class AA - Amateur Hockey - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
The Xtra gives an in depth intro to the Boy's Hockey tournament

Off The Trail

NHL trade deadline analysis, five teams that did best - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline
The 2015 NHL Trade Deadline has passed and the dust is starting to settle around the League. It's time to analyze who got what and what it all means.

NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Biggest Winners, Losers On Busy Day Of Deals | NHL | NESN.com

Flames' Mark Giordano out for year with torn bicep tendon - CBSSports.com
Flames captain Mark Giordano is expected to miss the remainder of the season as he will undergo surgery to repair a torn bicep tendon.

Recaps

NHL Recap - Nashville Predators at New Jersey Devils - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com

NHL Recap - Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com

NHL Recap - Calgary Flames at Philadelphia Flyers - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com

NHL Recap - New York Islanders at Dallas Stars - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com

NHL Recap - Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com

NHL Recap - Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com

NHL Recap - San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks - Mar 03, 2015 - CBSSports.com