Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/16/14

ATLANTA - JANUARY 07: Erik Christensen #26 of the New York Rangers against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on January 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, Minn. When forward Erik Christensen was acquired by the Minnesota Wild at the start of February, he saw the opportunity as a new lease on his hockey life. Christensen had been scratched his last 18 games with the New York Rangers and was coming to a team desperate for scoring help with injuries to forwards Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Guillaume Latendresse. But his trying season continued in Minnesota. He had scored two shootout goals, displaying the shot and quick hands he had become known for, but he had gone 15 games in a Wild sweater without registering a point during regulation or overtime. Christensen finally hit the back of the net in a 5-on-5 situation Sunday, scoring two goals in Minnesota's 4-3 loss to the Calgary Flames. It was a feeling he had missed. His last goal came as a member of the Rangers on Nov. 5. Sunday was his eighth career two-goal game. "I missed scoring," Christensen said. "It's been like 14 or 15 games here with Minnesota, but it g...
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