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Stars 2, Wild 1: 5 things we learned from Minnesota’s preseason opener

Hockey is back, my friends. And it feels good.

So much has happened between the end of last season and Tuesday night’s puck drop, but play on the ice is finally back at the forefront with the preseason opener at Xcel Energy Center against the Dallas Stars. What were the takeaways from the first night of action of the 2019-20 Minnesota Wild season? Let’s dive right.

Thing One: New Face, Big Impact

One of the storylines heading into training camp and the first preseason game was the addition of Mats Zuccarello.