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Wild 5-Hole vs. Phoenix

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
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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 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes:

Well, the Wild returned to its Thanksgiving’s Day Eve tradition with tonight’s game. Don’t want to bring up painful memories after a tough loss, but last year we were in a lockout and I was driving through a snowstorm to Grand Forks, N.D., so I’m pretty thankful to be working tonight. Unfortunately, the team suffered its first loss at Xcel Energy since Oct. 28....Read more.
Probably Wild Lineup Between The Pipes

The Phoenix Coyotes ended a three-game losing streak by reverting to their old formula -- tight checking, good goaltending and timely scoring.

Radim Vrbata scored twice to back a 28-save performance by Thomas Greiss in a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Phoenix entered the game with a 14-6-4 record but its success came despite an uncharacteristically leaky defense. But the Coyotes tightened up in front of their backup goaltender to end the Wild's six-game winning streak at Xcel Energy Center...Read More.

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