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From the Rink: Wild seeks to bring road success back to St. Paul

Minnesota enters having won last two games of California road trip over the weekend

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- After a week in California, the Wild will try and bring momentum gained on the road back to Minnesota on Tuesday when it plays the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild won the final two games of the trip west -- both in overtime -- answering the bell when it needed to.

After losing a third-period lead against the Los Angeles Kings in the trip lid-lifter last Tuesday, a game the Wild eventually lost 5-2, Minnesota was able to extend games to overtime in each of the final two, winning on a Matt Dumba goal in Anaheim and one by Nino Niederreiter in San Jose.

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Photo Blog: Wild prepares for Calgary

Wild returns from California road trip ready for Flames

by Katlyn Gambill /

ST. PAUL -- After picking up four points on a California road trip, the Wild is back in St. Paul for a three-game stretch. On Tuesday, Minnesota will welcome the Calgary Flames to Xcel Energy Center for a 7 p.m. game. 

Scroll onward for a look at photos from the Wild's morning skate. 

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Wild signs Lodnia to three-year, entry-level contract

Forward was Minnesota's third-round pick in this year's NHL Draft

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with forward Ivan Lodnia on a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Murphy gaining all-important confidence during opportunity with Wild

Defenseman has been stellar in six games since recall from Iowa

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

SAN JOSE -- To a professional athlete, confidence is the fuel that keeps him among the best in the world at his profession. Without it, a player once drafted highly or paid handsomely can find himself at a crossroads.

Ryan Murphy was one of those players.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 4, Sharks 3 (OT)

Three takeaways from the Wild's overtime win in San Jose on Sunday

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /'s Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 4-3 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose on Sunday night:

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From the Rink: Stalock makes San Jose return

Wild goaltender was drafted by, debuted with Sharks

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

SAN JOSE -- It was a bit of an odd morning for Wild goaltender Alex Stalock, who entered SAP Center preparing to start Sunday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Stalock has entered this building plenty over the years but has never done so, as a visitor, preparing to take the ice.

The South St. Paul native was a fourth-round pick of the Sharks in the 2005 NHL Draft. He played in his first NHL game in the building, in front of the same fans who will be cheering against him tonight.

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Zucker maintaining strong start to season

With All-Star Game buzz beginning to build around the league, Zucker stakes claim for trip next month

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ANAHEIM -- You'll never hear Jason Zucker talk about individual honors and awards. When he was named the NHL's First Star of the Week last month, Zucker sort of shrugged it off and smiled.

It's why you won't head Zucker trumpeting a desire for an appearance at the NHL All-Star Game next month, despite the fact his resume, as it currently stands, makes him a worthy candidate to play in the game.

"No, for me, we need to win games and that's what it comes down to right now," Zucker said Saturday. "Anything that I can to contribute to us winning games is what I'm going to do."

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Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 3, Ducks 2 (OT)

Three takeaways from Minnesota's overtime win in Anaheim on Friday night

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /'s Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 3-2 overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday night:

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