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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu saw an opportunity, so he circled in front with the puck eyeing a shot attempt on the Florida Panthers goal in the third period on Friday night.
As Koivu turned in the faceoff circle, two Florida defenders converged and knocked him off the puck. Former Minnesota Gophers star Nick Bjugstad corralled the loose puck and went up ice. He was defended at the blue line and lost the puck, which slid right to Jonathan Huberdeau who snapped a shot past Wild goaltender Josh Harding to tie the game 2-all.
Koivu knew his turnover had cost his team. He made sure he atoned for the mistake.
Koivu fed Charlie Coyle, who had boxed out a defender right in front of Panthers' goaltender Tim Thomas, for the game-winning goal with 8 minutes, 22 seconds left and Minnesota recovered after giving up a two-goal lead to win its third straight game 3-2 against Florida. The Wild now has points in seven straight games (6-0-1) and their 28 points (12-4-4...
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Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against the Panthers after getting bowled over last night against Toronto, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reports.
Backstrom left Wednesday’s contest following a first-period collision with Nazem Kadri. The Toronto forward was given a goalie interference minor on the play, and had phone hearing this morning with...
There are learning lessons throughout every 82-game season. The key is to limit the painful ones.
Friday night, the Wild coughed up a two-goal lead for the first time this season. Instead of caving though, the same five guys responsible for the tying goal got the lead back for Minnesota on their very next shift.
Captain Mikko Koivu set up Charlie Coyle for his third career winning...
With Niklas Backstrom hurt, Minnesota has recalled Johan Gustafsson from its AHL affiliate in Iowa.
Gustafsson, 21, is 3-1-0 this season in Iowa with a 2.45 GAA and .920 save percentage. Though he’s yet to make his NHL debut for the Wild, he has been brought up once already this season and this latest recall marks the second straight time he’s gotten the nod over Darcy Kuemper...
Charlie Coyle put Minnesota ahead with 8:22 remaining after Florida scored twice in the third period to tie it, and the Wild hung on to beat the Panthers 3-2 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.
After a scoreless second period, the Wild paid for their mid-game sluggishness by giving up goals to Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau about 5 1/2 minutes apart that gave...
The Minnesota Wild set a new franchise record in last night’s shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The tying goal came off of Zach Parise’s stick with 4:15 remaining in regulation to give him a team-high nine goals and 16 points. Parise would later beat Toronto’s Jonathan Bernier once again to get the first tally in the shootout , helping to lift...
The Minnesota Wild fell into a sloppy pattern of play with the puck after taking an early lead on the floundering Florida Panthers, who snapped to life to forge a tie.
But the Wild proved they could learn a lesson -- and win a game.
Charlie Coyle put Minnesota ahead with 8:22 remaining after Florida scored twice in the third period, and the Wild hung on to beat the Panthers 3-2...
One of the few losses for Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Hardingthis season came against the lowly Florida Panthers.Harding will start Friday night when the Wild look to avengethat defeat and hand the Panthers a ninth straight road loss.Minnesota (11-4-4) has been led all season by Harding, whois 10-2-2 with an NHL-best 1.21 goals-against average.Harding did not start Wednesday due to...
"Old Mr. Bettman had problems of his own, he had a little cat that just wouldn't leave his home. He tried and he tried to give the cat away, he gave it to a little man going far away, but the cat came back the very next day, Yes the cat came back, they thought he was a goner, but the cat came back, he just wouldn't stay away, " those of course are the lyrics to...
Minnesota Wild (12-4-4) 28pts 4th in the Central
2.55 Goals For (19th)
2.00 Goals Against (2nd)
22.7% Power Play (5th)
78.7% Penalty Kill (25th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 10G 7A = 17pts
2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 12G 4A = 16pts
3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 2G 13A = 15pts
4. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 2G 10A = 12pts
5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 12A...
Mikko Koivu scored two goals, including the winner with 3:12 remaining, and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.
Josh Harding made 21 saves for his 12th victory.
The Wild have an eight-game points streak (7-0-1) and pulled into second place, two points behind Chicago, in the Central Division. They also...
Minnesota Wild (11-4-4) 26pts 3rd in the Central
2.53 Goals For (20th)
2.00 Goals Against (3rd)
22.2% Power Play (T-4th)
77.8% Penalty Kill (27th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 9G 7A = 16pts
2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 11G 3A = 14pts
3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 2G 11A = 13pts
4. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 2G 10A = 12pts
5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 11A...
In a college or high school sports season, the start of it is normally the place for what you call your non-Conference schedule. The games do count towards your overall record, but since so much is tied to your success within your conference at times teams will have a laissez-faire attitude about them. In fact, at teams will simply see those non-Conference games as a warm up...