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Wilderness Walk: Spurgeon is God-like on penalty kill

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Minnesota Wild v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

That’s Wild

  • In Thursday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, Jared Spurgeon decided to do everything by himself and killed off a penalty with three consecutive clutch blocked shots with the game close.
  • Calen Addison is two games into his professional hockey career and he’s making quite an impression. But has he preformed well enough to stick around on a logjammed blue line? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Wild didn’t do a great job banking points earlier this season and that is come back to bite them. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is running away with the Rocket Richard race. All signs are pointing to 50 goals being realistic, even in this shortened 56-game season. [NBC Sports]
  • The Red Deer Rebels of the WHL are letting their players stay inside the arena, instead of billet families during the season, and here is a deep look at the slumber party process. [The Athletic]
  • Donald Brashear was one of the toughest players in the NHL, but he is still trying to find peace after losing almost everything to drugs and alcohol. [The Athletic]
  • Calgary Flames netminder Jacob Markstrom just absolutely loves skating out of his crease. [Defector]