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Breaking down the Wild, who begin their quest for deep playoff run

The Wild will face the Rangers, Kings, Avalanche and Canucks to start the season.

NHL: Preseason-Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild center Tyson Jost (10) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) and center Marco Rossi (23) in action during the Sept. 29, 2022 game between the Dallas Stars and the Minnesota Wild at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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The Minnesota Wild begin their quest for an expected deep playoff run with the regular season opener against the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul.

The opening game is part of a four-game homestand, which includes a Saturday night matchup against former Wild winger Kevin Fiala and the Los Angeles Kings, which fell in its opener to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

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