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

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

That’s Wild

  • With Cam Talbot staying strong as his Minnesota Wild faced the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1, an interesting interview with his wife Kelly, tells all about his mentality. [The Athletic]
  • Mark Stone kept Kirill Kaprizov off the score sheet in Game 1 on Sunday, but just barely. [10K Rinks]
  • Jonas Brodin has been one of the league’s best defenders and how he does that, is incredibly interesting and unique. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • After his Game 1 game-winner, Joel Eriksson Ek received a ton of praise from his coach and teammates, for continuing his typical game. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • This first round against Vegas is already having some historic physicality. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Lizard King himself, Mats Zuccarello, is the Wild’s nomination for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • T.J. Oshie has cemented his legacy as a member of the Washington Capitals, no matter what he does this postseason. [Japers’ Rink]
  • Dallas Stars premier defenseman Miro Heiskanen wasn’t exactly his stellar self this season, but that’s alright. [Defending Big D]
  • The NHL got some help to create a hip-hop anthem for this postseason. [ESPN]
  • Winnipeg Jets center Mark Schiefele has pet goats named after Tom Brady and Tiger Woods. No, seriously. [ESPN]