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Game #75: Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames 3/27/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (42-25-7)  91pts 4th in the Central 2.80 Goals For (12th) 2.45 Goals Against (9th) 15.0% Power Play (27th) 86.8% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 29G 28A = 57pts 2. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 19G 30A = 49pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 16G 33A = 49pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 32A = 42pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G  34A = 36pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #44 Chris Stewart...
Via State of Hockey News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Wild’s potential first round match-ups

As the regular season comes end, it’s time to start thinking about the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Minnesota Wild has a possibility of facing three different teams in the first round. Those potential competitors are the Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and the Nashville Predators, and it depends on how the chips fall over the […] The post Breaking down the Wild’s potential first...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stadium Series: Road trip to Minnesota

Road Trip! I decided to take a road trip up to Minneapolis this past weekend to watch the St. Louis Blues play the Minnesota Wild and thought it would be a great opportunity to change gears and write about the experiences we had on our journey. Plus, as a Blues fan, the game was complete […] The post Stadium Series: Road trip to Minnesota appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Suter signs with South Carolina Stingrays

Jake Suter continues his playing career. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)The season has come to an end for the UMass Lowell River Hawks and for some it is time to move on with their playing careers. Former UMass Lowell defenseman Jake Suter has signed a deal with South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL and he is excited for the next chapter in his life. “I’m Extremely excited...
Via Mill City Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild weather Islanders’ storm to escape with 2-1 shootout victory

UNIONDALE, NY – MARCH 18: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild skates during an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 18, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) I remember the last time I was in the house I grew up in.  I had helped pack up the last of the boxes into my parents’ vehicle...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle And Thomas Vanek Are Lighting It Up Lately, Worth A Look In All Leagues

When the season started no one expected much from Thomas Vanek, RW (1 G, 1 A, 3 SOG) after he crash-landed to end his 2013 season with the Habs. It was so bad by the end that the Habs were giving Vanek fourth line minutes or just flat out benching him during the Eastern Conference Finals, so if you expected a move to Minnesota to instantly fixed what ailed him, you were cray cray...
Via Razzball Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumba’s blast lifts Wild to 3-2 overtime road victory over Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 08: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators hip checks Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena on October 8, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) It was a nice answer by the Minnesota Wild after their loss to Anaheim the night before as they rallied in the 3rd period to earn their first win in...
Via State of Hockey News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk Vaults Wild Into Cup Contention

View image | gettyimages.com On January 15, the Minnesota Wild sent a 2015 third-round draft pick to the Arizona Coyotes for goaltender Devan Dubnyk. It was as solid move at the time, as the goalie situation for Minnesota was less then ideal, but the production Dubnyk has provided since joining the Wild has been so much more then anyone expected. His play is a gigantic reason...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference playoff predictions: Wild and Flames

It is no secret that making the playoffs in the Western Conference is a tall task for any team. Even though there are two less teams in the west than the east, the region is known for having more parity than their eastern counterparts. Maybe besides the Edmonton Oilers and the Phoenix Coyotes, any team can win on any given night. The competition is so tight that even last year...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk: Savior of the Minnesota Wild’s playoff hopes

Coming off a win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, the Minnesota Wild are 38-24-7, and occupy the first Western Conference Wild Card spot with 83 points. Trailing the Wild are the Winnipeg Jets (80 points), LA Kings (79 points), and San Jose Sharks (76 points). The Wild are 8-2 in their past 10 games, and with only 14 games remaining in the season, it seems very likely that...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Neiderreiter, Brodziak score 17 seconds apart to spark Wild over Blues

  Nino Niederreiter and Kyle Brodziak scored just 17 seconds apart late in the third period Saturday night, giving the Minnesota Wild a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for the Wild (38-24-7), who had lost two of three following a stretch of five straight wins and eight of nine. They are even better on the road, having won seven in a row and are 11-1...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart took his trade from the Blues personally

The Blues traded away Chris Stewart last season to the Buffalo Sabres in a deal which was supposed to answer the team’s questions in net. The Ryan Miller experiment proved to be unsuccessful and Stewart found himself skating for the Sabres – a punishment most fans wouldn’t wish on even their most hated hockey player. Stewart was flipped from the Sabres to the Minnesota Wild...
Via Frozen Notes
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Devan Dubnyk’s theatrical dive against the Ducks

Devan Dubnyk has been one of the best stories of the 2014-15 season. Unfortunately, one ugly incident marred what was yet another strong start by the goaltender when the Wild took on the Ducks. Corey Perry was trying to beat Dubnyk to the puck and his stick knocked into Dubnyk’s stick. While we could describe Dubnyk’s reaction to the minor contact, we’ll let you watch the theatrics...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise Gloves Pass from Ryan Suter to Set Up Oddly Perfect Goal

Since the Minnesota Wild acquired little-used goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in mid-January, most things have gone right for a team that was wildly underachieving. During the Wild’s win over the Devils on Tuesday night, Ryan Suter’s shot was deflected in the direction of Zach Parise, who calmly gloved it like a pretty Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Wild: The NHL’s newest, fiercest rivalry

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports When talking about the top rivalries in the NHL these days, most people go with the classics: Boston and Montreal, Chicago and St. Louis. But what about Minnesota and Colorado? Over the last year or so, this minor rivalry has escalated into a near blood-feud from the coaches to the players all the way down to the fan base. Have you heard one side talk...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

More Ratings: Minnesota Wild, LigaMX on Univision, PBA Bowling

The Minnesota Wild set a local ratings record for the third time in a month. In other news, LigaMX on Univision again delivered the week’s top soccer audience, and a weeks-delayed PBA Tour telecast scored the fourth-largest audience of the season. Wild Set New Local Ratings Record Tuesday’s Senators/Wild NHL regular season game drew a [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota Wild fans in pregame chant

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame this week after an emotional letter she wrote in December in which she pleads with her dad’s new team to trade for him went viral. The latest perk from her sudden celebrity will come when she leads...Read More The post Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion. According to Minnesota radio...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurgeon placed on IR, won't join Wild on road trip

Jared Spurgeon will miss at least the upcoming road trip for the Minnesota Wild after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Spurgeon, third on the team in average ice time at 23 minutes, 8 seconds per game, has missed the past two games after taking a puck to the face in a game at Calgary on Feb. 18. He is listed with an upper-body injury by the team. The move is retroactive...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Folin recalled by Minnesota Wild, Stu Bickel sent down

Christian Folin returns to Minnesota. (Photo/Getty Images)Christian Folin didn’t have to spend a long time at the American Hockey League (AHL) level after being reassigned on February 12. The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, February 20 that the team has recalled the defenseman to the National Hockey League (NHL) and reassigned Stu Bickel to Iowa. This season, Folin has tallied...
Via Mill City Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Versatile Keranen finds way to NHL after under-the-radar Wild signing

The news comes as little more than a blip during the summer in the NHL. Signing a little-known forward from Finland doesn't carry the panache of bringing in a first-round draft pick like Mikael Granlund, nor does it come with the exhilaration of July 4 free-agent signings. When the Minnesota Wild inked Michael Keranen from the Finnish Elite League, they knew better. The signing was...
Via Fox Sports North
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild recall Folin with Spurgeon out after taking puck to face

An errant puck is going to cost Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon at least one game. Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said Spurgeon will not play Friday at Edmonton after Spurgeon took a puck to the face during Wednesday's overtime win at Calgary. The Wild recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Friday to help fill in for Spurgeon...
Via Fox Sports North
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild assign Christian Folin to AHL’s Iowa Wild

Christian Folin heads back to the Iowa Wild. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Thursday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Iowa’s General Manager Jim Mill also announced the AHL club has also signed defenseman Collin Bowman to a professional...
Via Mill City Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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