- It's just two consecutive wins, but after the start the Minnesota Wild have had, we need to celebrate the little things. The Wild were on Long Island on Tuesday night and end up beating the Islanders 4-2, thanks to Vinni Lettieri netting his first goal, Kaprizov and Zuccarello connecting on the power play, and Joel Eriksson Ek being Joel Eriksson Ek. [The Hockey News]
- Speaking of the slow start, was it really just poor puck luck? Were the Wild's losses just due to poor goaltending and finishing? [Hockey Wilderness]
Off the trail...
- The Edmonton Oilers were one of the early contenders to lift the Stanley Cup this season, but they have started the season so poorly that even making the playoffs seems at risk. [Yahoo Sports]
- They finally did it. The San Jose Sharks have won their first game of the season. It is November 6. The Philadelphia Flyers were visiting the Bay Area on Tuesday night and got beat 2-1 in regulation. Incredible. [NHL dot com]
- The NHL's new stats side, EDGE, tells us some of the puck and player tracking data like skating speed and shot velocity, but it certainly has some flaws. [ESPN]
- It turns out that the Boston Bruins just can't help themselves and be a good hockey team. Some of that is thanks to two low-profile rookies that have fit like a glove. [DailyFaceoff]