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Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.
Every single night until the final buzzer sounds on April 13 to signal the end of the regular season, we will probably be watching the scores of other games that affects what our Minnesota Wild is going to do.
The race for the top spot in the Central Division is so incredibly tough in this three-way race between the Wild, Colorado Avalanche, and the Dallas Stars; that we are twiddling our thumbs and just hoping for it to go right.
Well, luckily on Wednesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins felt like turning back the clock and beat the Avalanche by a score of 5-2. Now, the best they can do is tie both the Stars and the Wild with the game in-hand that they have left to create this three-way deadlock. Unfortunately, if it remains tied, both the Stars and the Avs have the regulation/overtime win advantage over the Wild and that’s the tiebreaker that matters at the end of the season.
Why Sammy Walker is getting less minutes in AHL Iowa, explained by his coach. [10K Rinks]
Filip Gustavsson is loving his first NHL playoff chase with the Wild. So much that Matt Boldy is calling him a “gamer” for how much fun he is having on the ice. [StarTribune]
Off the trail…
Well, he got there. Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid scored his 60th goal of the season. [ESPN]
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER CONNOR MCDAVID NETS HIS 60TH GOAL OF THE YEAR ON THE @ENERGIZER OT WINNER! pic.twitter.com/QU7XxMDeq2
— NHL (@NHL) March 23, 2023
Is Sidney Crosby still the most complete player in the NHL? For some reason, it feels like his late career is being underrated for just how deadly he is on both ends of the ice. [TSN]
Dissecting the league’s five-best bottom-six forward groups this season. [DailyFaceoff]