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Wild tops Colorado in preseason home opener

Wild captain Jared Spurgeon is laser-focused on Colorado center Alex Newhook's shot in Minnesota's 3-1 win over the Avalanche Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.(MHM Photo / Rick Olson)

Rick started as a sports photojournalist WCCO-TV in 1981, covering the North Stars, Vikings, Twins, Gophers, and more. Assignments include the Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, and NFC Championship games. Rick still loves playing hockey and shooting hockey is his favorite sport to cover. He shot and edited the year-end highlight videos for the North Stars and Chicago Blackhawks for years before being hired by the North Stars to work in the Sales & Marketing department shortly before their 1991 Stanley Cup run. Rick lives in Eden Prairie, MN and started shooting photos of the EPHS hockey teams in 2014. He has contributed photos to the Eden Prairie News, USA Today, as well as other publications. You can follow him on Twitter @rickolson77 and Instagram rickolson77

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