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Wilderness Walk: Iowa’s 8-1 Victory

With another three days before the next Minnesota Wild game, there’s plenty of time to catch up on the latest news in hockey.

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The Minnesota Wild don’t play another game until Thursday, but at least that gives us time to pay attention to the Iowa Wild’s and Minnesota Whitecaps’ latest victories.

Wild News

Wild assigns Kunin to AHL Iowa | Star Tribune

“Wild forward Luke Kunin continues to progress from a torn ACL.”

Iowa Wild sees record-setting night in 8-1 rout against Manitoba |

“Through two games, Iowa leads the AHL in goals scored and goal differential.”

Off the Trail

Maple Leafs top Blackhawks in wild game where nobody could defend | NBCSN

“So far this season we have been treated to some wild games, and the wildest of the bunch may have taken place in Chicago on Sunday night were the Maple Leafs were 7-6 overtime winners against the Blackhawks.”

Thornton placed on injured reserve by Sharks |

“Forward has swelling in knee; Gambrell recalled from AHL.”

Quick placed on injured reserve by Kings |

“Goalie sustained lower-body injury during practice Saturday.”

Hockey world robbed of ‘pants goal’ after player tries creative maneuver | USA Today

“Athletes achieve feats based on their incredible skills and physical traits. But sometimes we need to applaud creativity, too.”

All Around the Nation

Q & A with Connecticut Whale’s Meeri Räisänen | The Ice Garden

“The NWHL’s first Finnish player is ready for a new challenge in the USA.”

Takeaways from Minnesota’s 7-4 Win Over Minnesota Duluth | College Hockey

The biggest takeaways from last night’s Minnesota vs Minnesota Duluth game.

Mittelstadt is making an impact, even if it’s not evident at first glance | Die by the Blade

Casey Mittelstadt is making a contribution even if it’s not showing up on the score sheet.”