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Let’s go over some news and notes:

- Get your coffee ready, Wild fans. Friday’s Game 4 against the Canucks is going to be another late night contest. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Matt Dumba wanted to speak from the hurt when he made his speech before Game between the Blackhawks and Oilers. Here’s what the lead-up to the moment was like. [The Athletic]

- The Wild are lucky to have Kevin Fiala. But you know what would be nice? Kevin Fiala, but with actual help. [Zone Coverage]

Off the trail...

- It seems the officials have been calling a whole lot of penalties since the postseason began. What gives? [ESPN]

- The Predators are just one game away from being eliminated by the Coyotes. [On The Forecheck]

- The Maple Leafs will be without Jake Muzzin for the remainder of their series against the Blue Jackets. [Pension Plan Puppets]

- Marco Rossi is one of the top prospects eligible for the draft, and when you see his workout routine, you’ll know why.

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