Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 3-1 road loss against the Anaheim Ducks:
It was strange coming to the rink today in Anaheim, with streets lined with palm trees and the sun shining through the window of the team bus. Since Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings two decades ago, hockey in the Sun Belt has exploded, leading to the NHL’s expansion and locations like Anaheim as viable ‘non-traditional’ hockey markets...Read more.
If Kyle Palmieri indulges in some birthday cake, he might want to save an extra plate for Teemu Selanne.
Palmieri was bumped up to the second line on his 22nd birthday Friday night and the presents were neatly wrapped by the 42-year-old Selanne, who helped set up both of Palmieri's goals as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild, 3-1...Read more.