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Wilderness Walk: Duhaime does it

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

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Brandon Duhaime was able to play a key role in the Minnesota Wild getting their second win of the season, against the Montreal Canadiens. Not only did he look like he was putting as much effort as anyone else, but he was able to score a nifty goal that ended up being the game-winner, and assisted on the opening goal as well.

You can see what head coach Dean Evason wanted out of him when he promoted him to the third line, teaming up with Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Hartman. There is a straight-forward intensity with his game and it was evident in the Bell Centre on Tuesday. Hopefully he shows us more of these performances throughout the season.

That’s Wild

  • In case you missed the Wild getting one over the Canadiens, here’s the full recap with all the highlights and takeaways you need. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Before the game, Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis spoke about his former teammate Mats Zuccarello’s big brain and how he has been able to play at such a high level for so long. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • We wanted to be positive while the Wild were still 1-3-1, so we asked our writers here to name a player that impressed them so far this season. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • The NHL’s Forrest Gump: Former teammates around the league share their stories about Phil Kessel as he breaks the ironman record for most consecutive games played. [ESPN]
  • Carey Price opens up about his recent struggles with alcoholism. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins seem to always be able to compete, but recently Brian Dumoulin has not been good as one of their top defensemen. [Pensburgh]