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The Wild stay out the news as the NHL Playoffs continue without them.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Eastern Conference Finals continue tonight as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators last night 5-3 in the second game of the Western Conference Finals.

Meanwhile, Chuck Fletcher and the Minnesota Wild continue to evade headlines.

Wild News

Five Backup Goalies for the Wild to Consider | Zone Coverage

Little Wild news is no news, but Giles Ferrell of Zone Coverage broke down some backup goalie options for the Wild to target in the offseason.

Tending the Fields

United States cruises past Slovakia for 5th win at worlds | Sportsnet

The US finalized its place for the quartefinals with another great performance from Flames’ center Johnny Gaudreau.

Off the Trail

Ducks win thrilling Game 2 vs. Predators, even series | Yahoo Sports

The Ducks won an exciting 5-3 game against the Predators to tie the series.

Penguins defenceman Trevor Daley could return by Game 3 | Sportsnet

The Penguins blueline could get a much needed boost soon as Trevor Daley gets closer to returning.

Tape2Tape: Erik Karlsson Deserving of the Legend Tag? | The Hockey Writers

It may be too soon to call the very model of a modern defensemen legendary, but Erik Karlsson is making quite the argument nonetheless.

Power Ranking the Remaining Conn Smythe Candidates | The Hockey Writers

A breakdown of the front runners from each team for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Washington Capitals | Yahoo Sports

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals once again failed to make it past the second round as they were eliminated by the Penguins.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Edmonton Oilers | Yahoo Sports

Much longer than the Caps eulogy, it seems.