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Wilderness Walk: Ending the Season with a Bang

The Minnesota Wild closed out the season with a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.

NHL: Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild capped their season well with a 6-3 win against the San Jose Sharks, bringing them to 101 points. In addition, Jordan Greenway and Louie Belpedio scored their first points in the NHL and Eric Staal tied the Wild’s goal scoring record that Marian Gaborik set in 2008.

Wild News

Wild defense has been groomed for this moment | Star Tribune

“Suter’s injury puts more of the onus on youngsters.”

Fatal bus crash hits close to home for Wild assistant Woods | Star Tribune

Wild assistant coach Bob Woods has many connections to Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

Wild playoff primer: Five things to look for in first round against Jets | Pioneer Press

“With the grueling 82-game regular-season schedule finally in the books, the Wild are about to wipe the slate clean.”

Bruce Boudreau cracks 100-point mark again as Wild rough up Sharks | Pioneer Press

“While coach Bruce Boudreau will likely never admit, he had to know what was at stake entering the regular season finale against the San Jose Sharks.”

Tending the Fields

Minnesota-Duluth: 2018 NCAA Champions | The Hockey Writers

A year after losing to Denver in the finals, the UMD Bulldogs have won the NCAA Championship.

Rangers’ Options With Vigneault Axed | The Hockey Writers

Shortly after losing 5-0 to the Flyers, the Rangers fired Head Coach Alain Vigneault. What are some options to replace him?

The Best Nicknames in Hockey | The Hockey Writers

While no current Wild player shows up on their list, both The Boogie Man and The Mayor do.