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Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid by beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night.
Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesota's winless streak to seven games.
Ryan O'Reilly, Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galiardi also scored for Colorado (19-17-1).
Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Wild (20-12-5). Team captain and leading scorer Mikko Koivu returned after missing the last four games with a leg injury and had an assist.
Instead of traveling to Minnesota on Christmas, the Avs flew early Monday morning. They touched down in the Twin Cities at about 11 a.m. CST for the 5 p.m. game.
Landeskog tied the game at 2 with just over a minute to play in the second period when he stuffed the puck past goal Niklas Backstrom's right skate.
The banged-up Wild were well-rested after the Christmas break, but saw another player get inju...
BEST OF MAXIM
SAINT PAULMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced Tuesday the Minnesota Wild has recalled right wing Jon DiSalvatore and defenseman Nate Prosser from the Houston Aeros. The Wild also placed defenseman Clayton Stoner on injured reserve.
The 30-year-old DiSalvatore leads the Aeros with 26 points in 32 games while serving as team captain. He led the Aeros with...
The Minnesota Wild's current seven-game losing streak has been marked by a dramatic dip in the offensive output and by absences of key players, most notably Captain Mikko Koivu. The Wild went into the Christmas break on a 0-5-2 run while scoring only 9 goals in those seven games.
That's why you bank as many points as possible early in the season, so when injuries strike...
Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid by beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night. Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesota's winless streak to seven games. Ryan O'Reilly, Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galiardi also scored for Colorado (19-17-1).
The likes of Scott Parker, Emmanuel Adebayor and Brad Friedel arrived at White Hart Lane during the summer to strengthen not only Spurs' squad but their starting XI. Redknapp's men have enjoyed an excellent first half to the season and are currently third in the standings ahead of Tuesday's trip to Norwich. The manager is pleased with the options at his disposal and is...
Ryan Wilson participated in the morning skate Tuesday, the first on-ice activity for the hard-nosed Avalanche defenseman since he suffered a head injury Dec. 6 at Vancouver.
He also received a game misconduct.
I haven’t heard any update on Jared Spurgeon.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon left Monday's contest against the Colorado Avalanche.
I don't like this hit one bit and these types of dangerous hits need to be eliminated from the game of hockey. Even today after watching the hit some more, I am not changing my opinion one bit. The hit is dangerous, senseless and unnecessary.
You have a player like Cody McLeod that is at best a third line player in the NHL taking out a top defensive player for the Wild...
Mikko Koivu, the Wild's top center, captain and leader, will return to the lineup after missing five games with a leg injury.
The Avalanche will start Jean-Sebastien Giguere in goal tonight vs. the Winnipeg Jets, but will otherwise stick with the same lineup that produced its fifth consecutive win on Monday at
What to Watch For...
Wednesday – Nashville vs Minnesota Wild
Nashville is 0-1-0 against the Minnesota Wild this season. Minnesota will make their first trip of the s...
Enough is enough, these kind of hits make my blood boil and they are unnecessary, the NHL needs to through the book at Avalanche forward Cody McLeod for his ridiculously stupid and dangerous hit on Wild Defenseman Jared Spurgeon. There is no reason this hit shouldn't command at least a 2-4 game suspension.
In the last 13 days the Minnesota Wild have seen Lennart Petrell...
Season's greetings everyone. I hope that you're Christmas holiday, whether you observe it or not was an opportunity to spend some time with your family. For young kids, its usually all about the gifts. The anxious expectation of running to the family living room to see a tree stocked full of presents that taunt for you to open them. I have to admit, I was the kind...
Not even the return of captain and leading scorer Mikko Koivu could help the Minnesota Wild end their losing streak.
If the Nashville Predators are going to break out of their brief funk, they'll have to do it without their own leader.
The Wild will look to snap a seven-game skid Wednesday night while the Predators try again to adapt to life without star defenseman Shea Weber...
The Avalanche will start Jean-Sebastien Giguere in goal tonight vs. the Winnipeg Jets, but will otherwise stick with the same lineup that produced its fifth consecutive win on Monday.