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Wilderness Walk: Wild players breaking records

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

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild played a hell of a game against the Edmonton Oilers last night, but the 5-3 win wasn’t the only thing that got recorded in the record books. Marc-Andre Fleury and Kirill Kaprizov got to break some franchise and NHL records along the way, as well.

With Kaprizov’s two assists that he earned against his No. 97 rival Connor McDavid, he broke the franchise record of most consecutive games with an assist with nine in a row. Not that mind-blowing, but still such an accomplishment.

In between the pipes, Fleury celebrated after his 38th birthday by moving up a spot in the all-time save leaders in the history of the NHL, as he has now made the fourth-most saves in league history, with 24,771.

And with a little poorer defensive play by the Wild, Fleury could potentially earn the 1,030 that it will take to surpass Patrick Roy on that list.

That’s Wild

  • In case you missed the incredible game against the Oilers last night, we have you covered here with a recap and all the highlights you need. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • So far, it looks like the Wild’s gamble in acquiring young netminder Filip Gustavsson from the Ottawa Senators, is paying off. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Since being acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins from the New Jersey Devils in the summer, defenseman Ty Smith has spent most of his time in the AHL. So, is it time to see what he can do on the Penguins’ blue line? Especially with Kris Letang out for a very long time. [Pensburgh]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have to be creative with their group of defenseman right now. Morgan Rielly, Jake Muzzin, and T.J. Brodie are out for a while; so their group of bargain-bin blueliners have had to step up. Just how exactly are they doing this? [Pension Plan Puppets]