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Wilderness Walk: The US Prevails Over Finland

Wild news, NHL rumors, Olympic recaps, and more in today’s Wilderness Walk!

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After the Minnesota Wild’s shutout win against the floundering Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, the team practiced outdoors in below-freezing temperatures.

In addition, the Olympics have officially started, and the US Women’s National Team already has a win.

Also, in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Andrei Vasilevskiy making the save of the year.

Wild News

Wild recalls Eden Prairie’s Nick Seeler, assigns Viktor Loov to Iowa | Star Tribune

The former Gopher could make his NHL debut as soon as tomorrow against the Rangers.

Wild brave below-freezing temperatures for ‘fun’ outdoor practice | Pioneer Press

Despite the cold, the Wild had a fun practice after Saturday’s win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

On the Frozen Pond

Women’s Olympic Hockey Predictions | Hockey-Graphs

“That’s right, Hockey Graphs is taking on the challenge of predicting the Women’s Olympic Hockey Tournament results.”

United States rallies, defeats Finland 3-1 | NBC Olympics

“The United States surrendered the first goal, but rallied back to defeat Finland, 3-1.”

Desbiens, Canada shut out Olympic Athletes from Russia | NBC Olympics

“Ann-Renee Desbiens earned her first shutout of the tournament as Team Canada topped OAR, 5-0.”

Hockey’s Three Stars from Olympic Day 2 | NBC Olympics

“NBC Olympics staff will select three stars to spotlight special performers from each day’s competition.”

The Mixed Korean Hockey Team Takes To The Ice | NPR

“The joint North-South Korea women’s hockey team takes to the ice for the first time. There’s drama, geopolitical intrigue and, oh yeah, a hockey game.”

Off the Trail

NHL Trade Deadline Preview: Who’s On The Block? | The Hockey Writers

“The NHL trade deadline is now just two weeks away and the insiders are anticipating a ton of movement.”

Which Five Teams Could Be The Biggest Sellers At The Deadline | The Hockey News

“In little more than two weeks, the NHL trade freeze will come into effect. But ahead of the deadline, these five teams could be big sellers as they look to build towards a brighter future.”

Sabres’ Eichel out 4 to 6 weeks with sprained right ankle | Sportsnet

“Sabres forward Jack Eichel has a sprained right ankle and coach Phil Housley says it’s premature to rule out Buffalo’s leading scorer for the remainder of the season.”