Thomas Vanek scored on a power play, a pair of firsts this season for Minnesota, and the Wild stayed unbeaten at home with a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
October 5, 1993 was the first time the franchise formerly known as the Minnesota North Stars would play a home game somewhere other than Bloomington, Minn. That night, the Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas – officially, and for the foreseeable future, to be known as the “Dallas Stars.” Though Minnesota hockey fans would count on the promise of a future franchise from the NHL, they had to wait seven long years to get it.
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on one-year, two-way contracts with free agent defensemen Jonathon Blum and Jon Landry. The team announced the deals on Friday, but the contracts pay less if the player is in the minors.
University of Minnesota football, a Minnesota Twins pitcher on watching video tape and a new member of the Minnesota Wild on the Xcel Energy Center: It’s all part of this week’s news and notes.