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Wilderness Walk: Moving on up

NHL: Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

After a mini slump of sorts over the past few weeks, the Minnesota Wild have gotten back to back wins at home over the Montreal Canadiens and the Florida Panthers to seemingly get them out of their slump. They can’t let of the gas, however, as they are still not in a playoff position and will likely have to battle all year to get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 7th season in a row. A matinee game against the high flying Calgary Flames on saturday should be a very good test.

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