After reaching their 'rock bottom,' Wild aiming for Cup

Updated: March 20, 2007, 6:27 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

The rebirth can be traced all the way back to Jan. 9, one bleak, sobering, self-effacing night in Calgary.

"We were absolutely brutal in that game," muttered Wes Walz, smarting at the recollection more than two months later. "And I was especially absolutely brutal. I took a penalty to give them a five-on-three. They scored. And that was it.

"Brutal. Absolutely brutal."

Sorting through the debris immediately following that 3-0 loss at the Pengrowth Saddledome, Minnesota ...

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