Found April 03, 2013 on State of Hockey News:
Minnesota Wild (21-12-2)  44pts  1st in the Northwest 2.69 Goals For (14th) 2.54 Goals Against (12th) 17.6% Power Play (18th) 82.4% Penalty Kill (11th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 9G 24A = 33pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 15A = 30pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 3G 25A = 28pts 4. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 7G 18A = 25pts 5. #10 Devin Setoguchi ~ 12G 11A = 23pts Top 3 PIM's: 1. #28 Zenon Konopka ~ 96 PIM's 2. #27 Mike Rupp ~ 65 PIM's 3. #44 Justin Falk ~ 36 PIM's Top Goaltender(s): 1. #32 Niklas Backstrom (19-8-2)  2.40GAA  .914%SP  1 SO 2. #35 Darcy Kuemper (1-2-0)  2.22GAA  .924%SP 3. #37 Josh Harding (1-1-0)  2.92GAA  .885%SP  1 SO 4. #31 Matt Hackett (0-1-0)  5.08GAA  .848%SP     Vs.     San Jose Sharks (18-11-6)  42pts  3rd in the Pacific 2.34 Goals For (28th) 2.37 Goals Against (6th) 18.7% Power Play (15th) 86.8% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #19 ...

Bios from a Minnesota Wild writer about Johan Larsson and Matt Hackett

  I'll make this quick... I reached out to Dan over at Hockey Wilderness (SB Nation site) to get some info about  Johan Larsson and Matt Hackett. Here's what he's got on both players:   Hackett is a solid sized goaltender with great reflexes and smooth movements. He's aggressive in the crease and an extremely athletic player, who is strong in the crease...

Fourth-line success benefiting Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. Think of the Minnesota Wild, and thoughts will typically go to names like Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter and Niklas Backstrom. Minnesota's veteran players and leaders Koivu wears the "C" as captain and Parise and Suter are assistant captains in their first season with the Wild inevitably draw well-deserved attention. The second line of Pierre...

Wild repeat early-season struggles in loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. In coming back to win two straight home games, the Minnesota Wild overcame two-goal deficits thanks to gritty, confident finishes. Minnesota tempted fate again Monday against the St. Louis Blues and received a valuable lesson. The Wild can't afford any letdown in this shortened season with every game filled with playoff implications. St. Louis held their two...

Pominville adds speed, scoring, high character

ST. PAUL, Minn. A travel-weary Jason Pominville didn't have much preparation time upon leaving a team and a city in the Buffalo Sabres that he'd been a part of for nine years. So when he finally made the trip to Los Angeles to meet up with his new Minnesota Wild teammates, he was still toting a Sabres equipment bag. He'll soon be able to ditch the bag and wear the Minnesota...

Report: Pominville to Minnesota for Larsson, Hackett

The Minnesota Wild have acquired Jason Pominville from the Buffalo Sabres--for a very stiff return in prospect Johan Larsson and Matt Hackett: Jason Pominville échangé au Wild. #transaction2013 — Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) April 3, 2013 Continue reading "Report: Pominville to Minnesota for Larsson, Hackett"


There is no way you can trade her away (trust me, I've tried)... so Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck is back for something we like to call "Know Your Opponent." Tonight, Brigitte stares Zenon Konopka straight in the eyes and asks him to pet her bunny.  No, I know... for regular readers of "Know Your Opponent" you are going to think that this is a sexual...

Wild trade for Jason Pominville in a deadline deal surprise

I must admit I thought the Wild would be quiet during the trade deadline and as the hours ticked by with little to know activity it appeared as though my expectations would be fulfilled.  Then late in the afternoon, the rumors began flying the Wild were pushing hard for Buffalo Sabres right winger Jason Pominville and lo and behold they came true.  However the move did not come...

Darcy Regier Needs To Be Replaced

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News, Darcy Regier didn’t want to use the R-word while announcing that Jason Pominville had been traded to Minnesota for two prospects and two draft picks Wednesday. The coy general manager didn’t need to get specific. Anyone listening understood he was talking about some derivative of rebuilding. Reloading, retooling, reworking, reconstructing...

Pominvile Goes Into the Wild by   Jack Weber

The red-hot Minnesota Wild have added an extra push as the team looks to capture the Northwest Division, while the struggling Buffalo Sabres are loading up for the Future. The Wild announced the team has acquired Sabres captain Jason Pominville in exchange for Matt Hackett and Johan Larsson. Something Minnesota could use is more offense, [...]

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings, Thursday April 4, 2013 at 9:30pm (CDT), ...

Minnesota Wild (21-13-2)  44pts  1st in the Northwest 2.67 Goals For (14th) 2.58 Goals Against (14th) 17.5% Power Play (21st) 81.4% Penalty Kill (14th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 9G 24A = 33pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 16A = 31pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 3G 25A = 28pts 4. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 7G 18A = 25pts 5. #10 Devin Setoguchi ~ 12G 11A...
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