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Wilderness Walk: Kaprizov admits he got lucky on first NHL goal

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NHL: Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

That’s Wild

  • After the first Minnesota Wild game of the season that came to an electric finish and a Kirill Kaprizov overtime winner to notch his first goal in the NHL, the rookie admitted that he was able to get some bounces go his way to win the game. [The Athletic]
  • We take a look at how Kaprizov’s debut ranks in NHL and Minnesota history. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Right after the electric first win of the season, his new Wild teammates were able to react in full to Kaprizov’s sensational debut—even crowning him with a new nickname. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • With two absolutely insane comeback wins as their only games this season, the Wild has drawn attention from across the league, including fans of different teams. They are one of the most noticeable and interesting stories in this early NHL season. Wow. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Should the Wild feature Kaprizov and Fiala more on the penalty kill with an offensive endgoal? [10K Rinks]
  • We’re just days away from the NWHL bubble getting going, so let’s get you caught up with everything to do with the Minnesota Whitecaps as they try to defend their title. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • After getting hyped up as yet another Team That Won The Off-Season, the Buffalo Sabres on an an extremely slow start to their season after losing two straight. [Die By The Blade]
  • In the middle of a weird situation with the Florida Panthers, defenseman Keith Yandle was brought back into the lineup and was able to keep his ironman streak going, while also scoring his 100th NHL goal and celebrating like he just won the Cup. [ProHockeyTalk]