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NHL: Minnesota Wild at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

It took 6 games, but your Minnesota Wild have finally earned their 2nd victory of the season. PHEW! Now that we’re back on track towards glory, we can all finally relax, right?

It wasn’t a pretty win, as the Wild let another lead (albeit, a 1 goal lead) fall away before they started chasing the Calgary Flames last night. But the team managed to rally on the backs of a Ryan Suter goal followed by a Jared Spurgeon goal to give the Wild the lead for good late in last nights contest.

This game would have been over in the first period if not for the stellar play of backup netminder Alex Stalock. Easily last night’s first star in my opinion, just for his 1st period performance alone where he stopped all 18 shots he faced, with 10 of those shots coming during the Flames 3 power plays of the period. Next up for the Wild, we start a 6-game home stand on Tuesday, facing off against the Vancouver Canucks.

I may have promised a new Beck song a week or so ago, so here we are, off of his new album Colors, here’s a fancy little video for the song Up All Night.

Wild News

Wild’s loss leaves Boudreau wondering if club is ‘afraid to win’ – Twin Cities
They almost seemed afraid again last night.

Stalock and three third-period goals lead Wild past Flames 4-2 - StarTribune.com
First star of the game in my opinion was Alex Stalock who stonewalled the Flames in shooting gallery of a 1st period.

Tending the Fields

Manitoba Moose win rematch with Iowa Wild - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca
The Iowa Wild fell to the Moose by a 4-2 margin on Saturday.

On Frozen Pond

Gophers women's hockey completes weekend sweep of Minnesota Duluth - StarTribune.com
Caitlin Reilly scored the winner after also contributing in Friday's victory.

`U' Settles for Split in Grand Forks
Minnesota outshot North Dakota 22-18 on the night but couldn't capitalize on six power-play chances.

Off the Trail

Jaromir Jagr leaves game with lower body injury – ProHockeyTalk
Nothing further on the extent of the ageless wonder's "lower body" injury.

Senators top Maple Leafs but lose Bobby Ryan for a month – ProHockeyTalk
The Senators forward broke his finger during the game.

Red Wings trade Riley Sheahan to Penguins for Scott Wilson – ProHockeyTalk
The Penguins have been looking to address their depth at center. I guess they're missing Matt Cullen

Big Offensive Night Followed By A Comedy Of Errors: A Stars Story - Defending Big D
The Carolina Hurricanes made the game quite interesting off of an iffy goal, and Dan Hamhuis owes Ben Bishop an apology.

Nashville Predators 2, New York Rangers 4: Not The Start We Were Looking For - On the Forecheck
The Preds can’t overcome an ugly first period and drop two points in Manhattan.

Blackhawks vs. Coyotes 2017 score, highlights, and more - Second City Hockey
Lance Bouma and Tommy Wingels scored in Chicago’s road win.