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The Wild come away from game 43 much differently than in prior years. They couldn't best the Sabres on this night.

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The Wild will be looking for some answers as they played another shoddy period that led to a loss.  They will also be hoping this isn't a bad omen, as wins the previous two years had sparked the team to second half runs to the playoffs.  But you have to remember, there are ups and downs in every season.  The down swings tend to motivate struggling teams, and quality teams find ways to adjust.  While there is little margin for error in the Central Division, the Wild should be able to right the course and land themselves solidly in the postseason.  This one is a stinker, but its best to forget it and move on.

The most intriguing thing we saw is something that members of the Wilderness have been clamoring for as we saw Granlund take some shifts on the wing. With Haula elevated to play with Nino and Pominville, Granlund played on the right side of Parise and the Kaptain.  It will be interesting to see how lines shake out in practice.  Mike Reilly has made some adjustments and had his best performance thus far.   The Wild have until Friday to regroup, and some practice time could be just what the doctor ordered.

Also, since this is perhaps on the table (according to Russo), I'll just leave this here (via Own The Puck):

drouin dumba

Today's musical selection is my favorite David Bowie song that didn't become a Bowie song until much later, in which he performed it with everyone from Billy Corgan to Elton John.  Bowie wrote this song for Mott The Hoople on the spot when they rejected another song which became a Bowie anthem, Suffragette City.

Bonus track: The most fitting tribute to Ziggy Stardust.

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