Harding gets call as Wild host Ducks

At the end of January, Wild goalie Josh Harding had a rough game against Nashville -- giving up crucial goals in a 5-4 loss. He’ll get another chance in nets tonight when Minnesota takes on Anaheim at the X. The Wild re looking to snap a four-game losing streak.
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At the end of January, Wild goalie Josh Harding had a rough game against Nashville -- giving up crucial goals in a 5-4 loss. He’ll get another chance in nets tonight when Minnesota takes on Anaheim at the X. The Wild re looking to snap a four-game losing streak.

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