Wild Win as Game Featured 5 Former Gophers

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Five former University of Minnesota hockey players played in the same game today in the NHL. Three members of the Minnesota Wild and two players who suited up for the Florida Panthers used to play their college hockey at Mariucci Arena, only 8 miles away from the Xcel Energy Center.   Thomas Vanek, Erik Haula, and Mike Reilly for the Wild played for the Gophers, as did Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau who now play for the Florida Panthers. Haula, Reilly, Bjugstad and Rau all played together on the same…