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What we learned this past week in the NHL

What we learned this past week in the NHL

What we learned from the last week of play in the National Hockey League:

They’ve fallen — can they get up?

The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks have been in freefall just when they should be building for the playoffs. Minnesota is 3-10-1 in March and has been passed by the Chicago Blackhawks for the Central Division lead, and Coach Bruce Boudreau proclaimed he was embarrassed by a 4-2 home loss to Vancouver last week. Fans made their displeasure known with loud jeers during the second period, and Boudreau didn’t blame them.

“To me, if I were the fans, I would be booing even more because they pay good money for this and to see an effort like that?” he...

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