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The Hockey House:
A week after being released by KHL squad HC Lev Praha, Erik Christensen has signed with Swedish team HV71. Christensen was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (69th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. During the next ten years, he bounced around teh Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild before finally deciding upon Lev Praha last season. Christensen recorded 23 [...]
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin suffered a broken cheekbone in Tuesday's game against Nashville, the team announced Wednesday. A timetable for his return has not yet been announced.
Brodin was hit in the face by a shot from Gabriel Bourque early in the first period of Minnesota's 2-0 win. The second-year defenseman remained on the ice for a moment before...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild left the state of Florida with a pair of losses after scoring a combined two goals against the Lightning and Panthers. Minnesota has now scored just one goal in each of its last three games as the offense continues to falter.
The Wild are currently tied for 25th in the NHL in scoring with just 2.11 goals per game. Even two of their three wins...
Nothing beats the taste of sweet vindication. I wish I had made some bets on this one. Former Minnesota Duluth Bulldog Justin Fontaine is giving the Minnesota Wild reasons to keep him in the line up. Fontaine has played in 10 games so far and has scored (2g-0a—2pts) so far this season and he’s a plus +5. Last Summer, I wrote this.
Hockey Wilderness -- Based on what I had...
Getting hit in the face with a puck doesn’t typically yield positive outcomes for a player, and Jonas Brodin was no exception on Tuesday night.
The second-year Minnesota defenseman took a brutal shot to the face on only his second shift of the game against the Nashville Predators. Brodin left the game and was taken to a local hospital for X-rays where he was diagnosed with a broken...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild goalie Josh Harding refused to take credit for his first shutout of the season Tuesday in Minnesota's 2-0 win over Nashville.
Indeed, this victory belonged to the entire defense.
Minnesota held the Predators to 16 shots on goal, all of which were stopped by Harding, as it improved to 4-3-3 on the season with the win. The Wild blocked an additional 19...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A mid-game adjustment was key to the Minnesota Wild earning two points Tuesday night.
Moved to the top line, Justin Fontaine scored late in the second period, Josh Harding stopped 16 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Wild beat the Nashville Predators 2-0.
Jason Pominville added an empty-netter for the Wild, who have scored just seven goals in...
As glad as he was to see the end of an unproductive road trip Mike Yeo knows that coming home to Xcel Energy Center is not a cure-all for his team’s ills. The Wild coach said his players needed a good day of practice to set themselves up for Tuesday’s game against Nashville and he was happy with the work they put in on Monday.
In a highly focused and energetic session that covered...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin took a nasty puck to the face in the Wild's 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators, absorbing Gabriel Bourque's clearing attempt with his teeth, and Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien posted a video of the incident from an NBC-telecast game... Continue reading "Wild’s Jonas Brodin released from hospital after taking puck in the chops"
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the final chapter of the Dany Heatley trade demand saga has finally come to an end. Sens owner Eugene Melnyk had filed a grievance against Heatley and his agent J.P. Barry, which was being defended by the NHLPA, aleging financial losses from Heatley's refusal to waive his no trade clause to accept a trade the club had worked out to the Edmonton...
Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game.
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild
SITE: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
DATE: Sunday, October 22, 2013
FINAL: 2-0, Minnesota (RECAP)
* Tuesday night was former Wild center Matt Cullen‘s first game in Minnesota since signing with the Predators on July 5.
* Filip Forsberg...
The Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild celebrated the fact they were on national TV by throwing a yawn party. Were it not for Pekka Rinne‘s heroics, there would be just about nothing to write about.
In the end, however, Minnesota beat the Preds 2-0 in front of 17,651 at Xcel Energy Center and in front of an NBC Sports Network broadcast.
The Wild brought the intensity early...
Minnesota Wild (3-3-3) 9pts 5th in the Central
2.11 Goals For (26th)
2.22 Goals Against (6th)
26.3% Power Play (4th)
73% Penalty Kill (29th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #25 Jonas Brodin ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
2. #24 Matt Cooke ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 1G 5A = 6pts
4. #11 Zach Parise ~ 4G 1A = 5pts
5. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 1G 3A = 4pts
Where was the Nashville Predators' offense Tuesday night? It was obvious from puck drop to the final horn the team was flat and not producing any scoring chances, leaving Pekka Rinne, who stopped twenty-seven shots, out to dry. Nashville had a total of sixteen shots on goal (3, 6, 7) -- a season-low thus far.
The most frustrating of it all was the Wild were playing with five...
The Minnesota Wild's loss to the Nashville Predators early this month added to their sour start, but also served as a precursor to a winning streak.
Now the Wild find themselves in another slump going into the second meeting of the Central Division foes Tuesday night in Minnesota.
The Wild (3-3-3) fell 3-2 at Nashville on Oct. 8, dropping them to 0-1-2. They appeared to get...