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The Coyotes woke up Friday morning one point behind Los Angeles and San Jose in the division. They beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night then took care of the Wild on Saturday night to close out an historic season for the franchise.
Phoenix is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Coyotes won three of the four meetings against the Blackhawks this season, with one coming in a shootout.
Smith has been stellar for most of the season for the Coyotes, but he went through a rough patch in the middle of March when he allowed 22 goals over a seven-start stretch. He has since steadied himself in a major way, recording three straight shutouts before allowing just one goal in each of the last two games of the season as he heads to the playoffs.
He wasn't tested often by the anemic Wild offense on Saturday, but made two brilliant stops - on Jason Zucker and Devin Setoguchi - on a power play toward the end of the seco...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. Left to talk about missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season, Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu summarized the disappointment the only way he could.
"Obviously we have to face it, we're not where we want to be and that has to change," Koivu said. "Personally I think everybody knows that it's been too long that we've finished...
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild has recalled a pair of defensemen for tonight's season finale against Phoenix.
Minnesota has recalled Kris Fredheim and Chay Genoway from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions. Genoway, 25, leads Houston's defensemen in scoring, with 32 points, including five power-play goals. The University of North Dakota...
SATURDAY'S STORY LINES: The Minnesota Wild's season winds down tonight at Xcel Energy Center, against Phoenix. While the Wild will miss the playoffs this season the team and fans have a lot to look forward to. The team has shown promise since Mikko Koivu has returned going, 5-3-1.
Fans also have a lot to look forward to with up-and-coming prospects.
One of those prospects...
ST. PAUL, Minn -- The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Nate Prosser for their final game of the season Saturday night against Phoenix.
Prosser was suspended one game by the NHL on Friday for his headbutt of Jamal Mayers at 18:19 of the first period during Minnesota's Thursday win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Prosser got just one game because Mayers wasn't seriously...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for a game because he head-butted Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
The NHL says Prosser will forfeit more than $3,800 for the hit at 18:19 of the first period. Prosser was given a major penalty and a game misconduct.
The Wild's next game is the regular-season finale Saturday night against Phoenix...
SAINT PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced today the reassignment of defensemen Kris Fredheim, Chay Genoway, Nate Prosser and Marco Scandella to the Houston Aeros.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for one game for his head-butt on Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers in Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Thursday.Prosser was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct in the first period after he used his helmet to cut Mayer's lip in a scrum."I was shocked to have that happen," Mayers...
All the talk about hits to the head and from behind has been discussed at length but how about this odd one...Minnesota Wild bubble player Nate Prosser, a former player with Colorado College, got into a scrum around the Minnesota net with Chicago journeyman Jamal Mayers.... and headbutted him.WTF?Here is the link to the story which includes the incident in question (it is at the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Coyotes woke up Friday morning one point behind Los Angeles and San Jose in the division. They beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night then took care of the Wild on Saturday night to close out an historic season for the franchise.
Phoenix is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Coyotes...
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