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The Minnesota Wild may have lost 3-0 last night against the San Jose Sharks, but there’s still plenty of news to share!

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The Minnesota Wild may have lost 3-0 last night against the San Jose Sharks, but there’s still plenty of news to share!

Wild News

Wild struggles at home again in shutout by Sharks | Star Tribune

“Minnesota has won only one of its past nine games at Xcel Energy Center.”

Seeler still looking for stability on Wild blue line | Star Tribune

“The 25-year-old is still developing in his first full season, a process that has become magnified as the team has juggled seven defensemen.”

Her or Me with Whale skaters Michelle Löwenhielm and Katerina Mrázová | The Ice Garden

“The UMD and Whale teammates dished on each other.”

News of Note

Whitecaps could win NWHL title on home ice | Star Tribune

“Minnesota’s semifinal game, postponed from last weekend, will be played Friday night, and Sunday’s championship game will be at TRIA Rink, too.”

Inside the frustrating, inspiring mess that is women’s pro hockey | Sportsnet

“With the momentum behind women’s hockey at an all-time high, the decision-makers need to sort through a confusing mess or risk blowing a colossal opportunity.”

Off the Trail

Stanley Cup Playoffs primer: Western Conference | NHL Official Site

Coyotes push closer to wild card spot; Division battles tighten up.”

Stanley Cup Playoffs primer: Eastern Conference | NHL Official Site

Lightning clinch postseason berth; Bruins, Maple Leafs battling for second in Atlantic.”

All Around the Nation

Jason Pominville’s impact has been undervalued this season | Die By The Blade

Pominville isn’t a flashy player at this point of his career, but he’s had an under-appreciated positive impact on the Sabres this season.”

Buying Out Kevin Shattenkirk Would Be A Huge Mistake | Blueshirt Banter

“It is understandable to want more from Shattenkirk, but there are other defenders more deserving of a buyout.”