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Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.
- The Wild lost Game 2 because of a lot of reasons, but the one glaring choice was to not have Filip Gustavsson in net and opt for Marc-Andre Fleury. The stakes were just too high to not let the red-hot netminder get his second game in. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Head coach Dean Evason calls out the embellishment coming from the Dallas Stars. "We don't dive." [Pioneer Press]
- On Friday, the first-place Minnesota Twins will be facing the Washington Nationals at Target Field, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be playing in Game 3 at Target Center, and a few miles separated from that, the Wild will be playing their own Game 3 at The X. It is a Minnesota triple-header to start the weekend. [StarTribune]
- Star legend and Wild executive Mike Modano has some conflicting feelings about this first-round matchup. [The Athletic]
Off the trail...
- Believe it or not, the origin of the NHL playoff beard can be traced to Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, even before the New York Islanders won their first Stanley Cup. [The Hockey News]
- The Toronto Maple Leafs got their revenge and their rabid fan base can calm down for a second. They earned a decisive Game 2 victory to tie the series. [Yahoo Sports]
- Winnipeg Jets forward Morgan Barron was overwhelmed by the support he received after getting over 75 stitches in his face after he got cut with a skate. [Sportsnet]
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