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The Wild are reunited with Pominville and Scandella and get the win and college kids are leading the charge in the rookie scoring race.

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Happy Turkey Day everybody!

The Minnesota Wild, led by Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, managed to eke out a win against the Buffalo Sabres. Is it just me, or do the Wild seem to get a key win against the Sabres just when they need it? This one was less impressive than some of the others we have seen in past seasons, but it is still nice to see the Wild bounce back after suffering a defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Devils.

So Wild fans have at least one thing to be thankful for!

Wild News

Wild earn another win in Buffalo, beating Sabres 5-4
Behind a pair of goals from both Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund, the Wild earned a fourth win in their past six games.

11/22 RECAP: Granlund, Niederreiter Score Twice as Wild Beat Sabres | Zone Coverage - Cold Omaha
Two points are two points, and a win's a win. Yes, sometimes you just have to utter a couple clichés. It's all you can do when the Minnesota Wild made the game

Wild wins by being less 'ugly' than Sabres -
Three first-period goals sparked the Wild's offense, which was led by Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter each scoring twice.

Wild shortens bench, "play to win" against Sabres -
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau considered the upcoming schedule that saw his team face Central Division rivals in the next three games.

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NCAA-Developed Rookies Lead the NHL in Points
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Ex-Wild winger Pominville, back with Sabres, sees better days ahead for Buffalo -
Jason Pominville, 34, has been a point producer, top-line option and veteran leader in his second tour with the Sabres.

Wild: Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
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Boston Bruins Fans Want Khudobin in Goal Over Rask
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