The Minnesota Wild finished their record long seven game road trip with a win last night in St. Louis. Over that stretch they went 5-2-0 and currently sit with the 3rd best record in the league, behind only the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Take that, Ryan O’Reilly.
They’ll be back at it again tomorrow night against the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
Also, there’s this from Matt Barlowe.
“Mikael Granlund delivered his team-leading 10th goal in the third period that concluded the team’s franchise-record seven-game road swing at 5-2.”
“Any time the bass drops in the Wild locker room, resident disc jockey Matt Dumba should be required to pour one out for Devin Setoguchi.”
Giles Ferrell’s tribute to the former Wild chairman.
News of Note
“USA win gold, 5-2.”
“Finland comes from behind with three goals in the third to win Four Nations bronze.”
“New coach talks rebuilding, finding a starting goalie, and more.”
“Japanese reality show ‘Terrace House: Opening New Doors’ gives an inside look at the life of one hockey player.”
“Szabados has spent the majority of her hockey career in men’s leagues.”
Tending the Fields
“The 2018-19 season began in September for many prospects and is now well into its third month.”
Off the Trail
A brief look at racism in hockey and the personal experiences of several players, such as Devante Smith-Pelly and Darnell Nurse.
“Willie O’Ree is a hall-of-famer. And it’s not particularly close.”
“The commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League believes the players are there for the love of the game and should not be paid.”
All Around the League
“At the Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony, the Lightning forward opened up about his career.”
“The team and player agreed to mutual termination of his contract earlier this week.”
“It’s been a rough few weeks after a big start to the season for the Devils. Which is the real version of this team?”
“The Hurricanes’ long slump following a hot start to the season yields more questions than answers.”
“We round up the ENTIRE staff to talk about the legacy of Q, and the future with Colltion.”
“It’s official, fans and bloggers have got what they’ve been asking for.”