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The Vikings may have lost, but there’s no time to dwell because the Wild play the Senators tonight!

NHL: JAN 20 Lightning at Wild

Condolences to all the Vikings fans out there.

Fortunately, if you also happen to be a Minnesota Wild fan, you don’t have to wait long for the next chance to see a disappointing sports team. Tonight, the Wild square off against Erik Karlsson and the other people who also play for the Ottawa Senators, like everybody’s favorite Matt Duchene.

Wild News

Wild players mourn loss of USA Hockey GM Jim Johannson | Pioneer Press

“Hockey lost a great man on Sunday morning when general manager Jim Johannson died unexpectedly.”

Wild’s Nino Niederreiter out until after all-star break | Pioneer Press

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How the Wild stays in playoff hunt despite being last in Corsi | Star Tribune

“The Wild has the league’s worst Corsi percentage -- a measure of overall shot attempts -- but dig deeper and see how the team limits opponents’ scoring chances.”

No advantage to lazy skating in the NHL | Star Tribune

“Wild needs to be active to draw power-play chances. “

Scoring first goal since return encourages Zach Parise | Star Tribune

“He takes pride in offense, and delivered Saturday.”

Wild notes: Jason Zucker reviews his work, says line can deliver more | Star Tribune

“With the Wild now resuming its pursuit of a playoff spot, Jason Zucker’s challenge is to recapture the rhythm he was enjoying just a week ago.”

All Around the Nation

Who Should Join The USWNT Player Pool After Pyeongchang? | The Ice Garden

“With all eyes on the 2018 Olympics, who are some young players who might crack the USWNT down the road?”

Will Jaden Schwartz return before the All-Star Game? | St Louis Game Time

“The injured forward participated in practice on Sunday.”

The Blackhawks aren’t very good, and there’s not much they can do to fix it | Second City Hockey

“Upset about the direction of this team? Don’t expect big changes to the roster anytime soon.”

Nathan MacKinnon has turned the Colorado Avalanche into an offensive giant | Mile High Hockey

MacKinnon has transformed into the favorite to win the Hart Trophy”