Found November 06, 2011 on Star Tribune:
Defensemen Justin Falk, Marco Scandella and Jared Spurgeon are using a comfort level with the Wild's staff to their advantage, helping to fuel an early winning streak.

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding named NHL first star of the week

Minnesota Wild net minder Josh Harding was named NHL first star of the week today after posting three straight victories last week. From the Canadian Press: Harding posted a 0.99 goals-against average and .968 save percentage to help the Wild (7-3-3) climb to second place in the Northwest Division. Forward Loui Eriksson of the Dallas Stars was named second star and forward...

Lundin inching closer to a return for the Wild

There was a new face at the Minnesota Wild's practice session Monday. Defenseman Mike Lundin was on the ice for his first practice with the team since early in the preseason. The 27-year-old Lundin, who was signed as a free agent, has been suffering from back spasms. The Apple Valley, Minn. native has been skating on his own and was "anxious" to get out there with...

Johnson has found a home with the Wild

"When they tell you to find a place, it means you are on the team at least for now," Johnson said. "It's a neat thing to go through, so I am pretty happy looking around." The news was settling to the 25-year-old, who has had a hectic few months. On Sept. 29, Johnson was claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team that drafted him in 2004....

Wild's plan for Niklas Backstrom; Same lineup tonight vs. Blues

Niklas Backstrom could return Tuesday in Calgary as Josh Harding starts his fourth in a row tonight vs. St. Louis

Wild to honor Boogaard before Nov. 27 game

The Minnesota Wild announced that the team will hold a special pre-game tribute to former player Derek Boogaard on Sunday, November 27 against the Calgary Flames. The family of Derek Boogaard including parents Joanne and Len, and siblings Aaron, Krysten and Ryan are scheduled to be in attendance. A Derek Boogaard tribute video will be shown during the pre-game ceremony. The Wild...

Harding, Backstrom serving Wild well in net

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Not all controversies are created equal. In fact, some of them aren't even controversies. Like the Minnesota Wild goalie situation, for example. To be fair, Minnesota sports fans particularly those invested in the NFL's Vikings are predisposed to playing-time drama. But Donovan McNabb versus Christian Ponder this is not. For starters, the Wild are actually...

Wild 2, Blues 1

Josh Harding stopped 30 shots to win his fourth straight start, and Dany Heatley and Guillaume Latendresse each scored for Minnesota as the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night. The Wild won their fourth straight in a physical game that at one point had a combined 11 players in the penalty boxes at the same time. Jamie Langenbrunner scored his first goal of the season...

Eriksson named NHL's 2nd Star of the week

FIRST STAR ERIKSSON Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding always has been well-regarded for his skill between the pipes; his only problem has been staying hea...

Wild To Honor Boogaard November 27

On November 27, Minnesota Wild fans will get one more chance to say goodbye and to remember Derek Boogaard, the beloved tough guy who called Minnesota home for most of his professional career. Boogaard, who tragically passed away in May, w...

Harding wins 4th straight, Wild beat Blues 2-1

Josh Harding stopped 30 shots to win his fourth straight start, and Dany Heatley and Guillaume Latendresse each scored for Minnesota as the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night.

Wild begin road trip with win in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- he Minnesota Wild are getting impressive goaltending no matter who they start in net. Despite sitting out the past four games, Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots as the Wild won their fifth straight, a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. It was Backstrom's first start since Oct. 27, against Anaheim. Backup Josh Harding had started and...

Blues lose physical game in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- With 11 players sitting in the penalty boxes across the ice, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo knew his team was doing something right. The Wild were leading St. Louis by two goals early in the third period, and the Blues were losing their composure and starting to get a bit chippy. "To me I think that that's a great compliment when they go out and try to...

Post-Game Notes vs. St. Louis - Nov. 5

G Josh Harding continued his stellar play making 30 saves, while LW Guillaume Latendresse and RW Dany Heatley scored in the second period, as the Minnesota Wild won a fourth straight game, 2-1 over the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center. The Wi...

Wild-Flames Preview

The Minnesota Wild are still not scoring many goals, but they also have not given up too many of late. Looking to win five straight for the first time in almost two years, the Wild try to continue their recent success against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. While Minnesota's 30 goals are among the fewest in the NHL, it's allowed just three during the winning streak...

Minnesota Wild (7-3-3) at Calgary Flames (6-6-1), 9:30 p.m. (ET)

The Flames extended one series winning streak over the weekend to get back to .500. Their recent history versus the Wild seems to hint that getting over the even mark may prove to be more difficult.
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