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Recaps of last night win over the Red Wings and more NHL news in today’s Walk!

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild ended their short losing streak last night against the Detroit Red Wings despite giving up a goal early in the game, and they’ll have a chance to start a winning streak tomorrow against Hurricanes.

Wild News

Wild gets going, beats Detroit to end losing streak | Star Tribune

“A fight by rookie Nick Seeler appeared to energize the home team.”

After Nick Seeler’s brawl, Wild sparked to 4-1 win over Red Wings | Pioneer Press

“It was an alley fight straight out of Broad Street in Philadelphia or the Boston Garden circa 1975.”

Wild’s Charlie Coyle having a run of stitches to his face of late | Star Tribune

“He has been caught by a puck a couple of times, although he says it’s part of the game.”

Coyotes broadcaster Paul Bissonnette’s example for post-hockey living isn’t lost on Wild players | Star Tribune

“Once his career wrapped up after 12 pro seasons, Paul Bissonnette quickly established a routine for retirement by latching on with Coyotes TV and radio. “

Kunin returns from AHL to supply spark for Wild | Star Tribune

Luke Kunin was the first fresh yet familiar face tabbed to boost the Wild after he was recalled from Iowa.”

Off the Trail

2018 NHL Draft Ranking: March’s Top-31 | The Hockey Writers

“The 2018 NHL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest and most skilled in recent history.”

Wild-Card Roundup: What do East and West races look like entering the stretch? | The Hockey News

“A look at the wild-card races in the Eastern and Western Conferences as the NHL heads into the home stretch.”

Alex Ovechkin becomes just sixth player ever to record nine 40-goal seasons | Yahoo Sports

Ovechkin’s latest 40-goal season puts him among Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemiex, and more as the only ones to reach the mark at least nine times.

8-year-old Flames fan writes letter to Mike Smith | Sportsnet

“The struggling Calgary Flames could sure use their starting goaltender”