Wild entering important road trip

The Minnesota Wild will put their four game winning streak on the line when they begin a five game road trip Tuesday night in Calgary. After that the Wild play road games in San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Columbus.
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The Minnesota Wild will put their four game winning streak on the line when they begin a five game road trip Tuesday night in Calgary. After that the Wild play road games in San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Columbus.

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