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Updated: January 29th, 2014 9:59am
Anaheim is rock-solid at home; how good of a win was it for the Wild?

Anaheim is rock-solid at home; how good of a win was it for the Wild?

by Derek Wetmore
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The Wild handed the Ducks a loss in Anaheim on Tuesday in what some had dubbed "The Emilio Estevez" Cup.

It was perhaps the most impressive victory of the season for the Wild, because the Ducks simply do not lose at home.

Here is Anaheim's home record broken down by month:

October: 5-0

November: 5-0-1

                The team's first home loss of the season came Nov. 20 to the New Jersey Devils in overtime.

December: 5-0-1

                The team's second home loss came in a shootout Dec. 3 to the Kings.

January: 6-2

(One game remaining)

The Ducks lost their first home game in regulation Jan. 21 to the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild, of course, handed the Ducks their second regulation home loss Tuesday.

Anaheim has one more January home game Thursday. Then four of its five games in February are home, with the lightened slate due to the Winter Olympics break.

So the Wild beat a nearly unconquerable home team in their own arena, without Mikko Koivu, Jared Spurgeon, and relying on a netminder, Darcy Kuemper, who was third-string at the beginning of the season.

Pretty impressive victory.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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