They say home is where the heart is, and that certainly has boded well for the Minnesota Wild who have been one of the best NHL teams in their home barn as they boast a 10-1-2 record 21 games into the 2013-14 season. On the road has been a different story, as the Wild are a far more mundane 3-3-2 and now are about to be tested in a major way in a 4-game road trip that will again take them on a bit of a Canadian swing before ending up in St. Louis. The Wild's first game of the road trip takes them to the most storied and successful NHL franchise ever in the Montreal Canadiens. The Wild battled to a 4-3 victory on home ice against the Habs and by in large the Western Conference have completely dominated its Eastern Conference foes. Is that a good sign, or an indicator of a classic trap game being close at hand?
Montreal was flying high when the Wild had last played them, but since then have struggled as their offense has sputtered. Minnesota has sort of found its offensive legs and appears to be getting more and more comfortable with each game. The Bleu, Blanc et Rouge have traditionally done very well against the Wild in Montreal, can the Wild get their road trip off to a good start with a win against Les Habitants tonight?
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