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Wilderness Walk: Hockey Bonanza Weekend Edition

The Wild won their 3rd straight game last night, which I missed most of because of some nasty illness making it's way through my family right now. Don't worry, it will start hitting me this afternoon right before I bolt from the office strictly because it's the weekend. Thus is life.

I feel as though I should make a public service announcement of sorts here. If you were watching last nights game and following along on twitter you might have noticed things were not very punny. We at Hockey Wilderness would like to extend an apology for all that madness. It was uncalled for, and quite simply not fair to you. If you missed it, here's a small sample of the lunacy.

I'm really sorry for those of you having flash-backs, reliving the horror. Believe me, we tried to stop it!


So, yeah. That all happened.

Anyway. Busy weekend ahead. We've of course got the Minnesota State High School boys tournament going on at the X all weekend. Your Minnesota Wild also have another back-to-back road series and they travel to take on the Buffalo Eichels on Saturday and the St. Louis #LaughAtOtts on Sunday. Plenty of hockey to keep your soul pure this weekend, and hopefully we can keep Chris and his puns off twitter for a while.


Wild News

Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs -
Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund scored power-play goals to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Charlie Coyle steps up as leading scorer for Minnesota Wild with Zach Parise’s help | Toronto Star

Minnesota Wild edge Maple Leafs for third straight win | Pioneer Press
Winning is so much more fun.

Granlund's power-play goal gives Wild 2-1 win in Toronto -
Trap game, averted.

Jones was packed, ready when trade to Wild came -
When the writing is on the wall...

On Frozen Pond

Grand Rapids outlasts Bemidji in overtime thriller | Boys Hockey Hub
It took overtime to decide a winner.

Top-seed Eden Prairie speeds past Anoka 7-3 | Boys Hockey Hub

Hard-hitting Wayzata surges past Burnsville | Boys Hockey Hub
The south metro hit hard in The Tourney.

No. 2 seed Stillwater rolls to 4-1 victory over Farmington | Boys Hockey Hub
Farmington's dream dies against Stillwater.

Legendary Edina coach Willard Ikola tells all | Boys Hockey Hub

Off the Trail

Jaromir Jagr ties Gordie Howe for third in all-time scoring | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
And if he plays another 30 years, he might catch Gretzky.

Striking while hot: Lightning win eighth in a row, tie team record – ProHockeyTalk
Oh yeah? Well the Wild have won 3 in a row.

Goalie on goalie crime: Fleury calls Lundqvist’s meltdown ‘baby stuff’ – ProHockeyTalk
Can these teams meet in the playoffs? Please?

Statistically Speaking: NHL three-quarter awards - Article - TSN
Can't wait till I get my vote!


San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks

Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes

New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets

Florida Panthers at Colorado Avalanche

New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators

Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins

Edmonton Oilers at Philadelphia Flyers

Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres

Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins