The Minnesota Wild had an opportunity to really claim this season as their own and determine that they are not the team that started the season. And, well, they got shutout 4-0 to the Dallas Stars. Also, it just so happened that undrafted goaltender Matt Murray (a different one) got the 23-save shutout.
The offense just plainly struggled -- both at even strength and on the power play -- to even get going against the contending Stars. Minnesota simply just got outclassed and while we can blame it on the injuries, the process was not there one bit. Now they have to just wait and head to Dallas to face this same team on Wednesday.
- A prospect that isn't talked about enough is Marat Khusnutdinov. He still has what it takes to be a top center in the NHL. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Takeaways from the Wild's 4-0 shutout loss to the Stars. Oof. [The Athletic]
Off the trail...
- What William Nylander's $92-million deal means for upcoming free agents across the NHL. [ESPN]
- We got a blockbuster trade! The Philadelphia Flyers sent one of their top prospects Cutter Gauthier to the Anaheim Ducks for Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round pick. It's a big one that needs more explanation. [Broad Street Hockey]
- The Calgary Flames are starting to freefall. [DailyFaceoff]
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