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State of Hockey News:
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #21 Kyle Brodziak
3. #9 Mikko Koivu
4. #10 Devin Setoguchi
5. #7 Matt Cullen
Top 3 Penalty Minutes:
1. #22 Cal Clutterbuck
2. #21 Kyle Brodziak
3. #4 Clayton Stoner
1. #32 Niklas Backstrom (19-17-8)
2. #37 Josh Harding (12-12-4)
3. #31 Matt Hackett (3-6-0)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #81 Marian Hossa
2. #10 Patrick Sharp
BEST OF MAXIM
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: With Clayton Stoner out with an upper-body injury for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Tyler Cuma will make his long-awaited NHL debut. Cuma, 22, was Minnesota's first-round pick in 2008 and has battled countless injuries and setbacks over the past few seasons, including a torn ACL last season.
The defenseman was...
A CLOSE SHAVE
Taking a hockey skate to the face sucks, just ask the Minnesota Wild’s Kyle Brodziak.
During last nights 2-1shoot-out loss to the Nashville Predators, the Wild’s Kyle Brodziak got a face full of teammate Darroll Powe’s skate blade. As you would expect the blood flowed off Brodziak’s cheek, but not enough to keep him off the ice for an extended period of time. After receiving...
The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Tyler Cuma from their minor league affiliate for the final days of the regular season.
They made the move on Wednesday under emergency conditions. The Wild have a long list of injured players, with two more games left. They host Chicago on Thursday and Phoenix on Saturday.
If he plays, Cuma will become the latest first-round draft pick...
ST. PAUL, Minn. When a team is down to six defensemen, one making his NHL debut, the last thing a coach wants is to see one of those players getting ejected in the first period.
That's exactly what Wild coach Mike Yeo witnessed on Thursday night at the beginning of Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks, but Nate Prosser's ejection for head-butting Jamal Mayers...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser is facing a likely suspension after giving a headbutt to the face of Chicago Blackhawks right winger Jamal Mayers during the first period of Thursday night's NHL game in Chicago.
Prosser and Mayers were caught up in a scrum on the side of the Blackhawks net when Prosser nailed Mayers in the face with the top of his helmet. Prosser...
TUESDAY'S STORY LINES: The Minnesota Wild will go for their fourth straight win and try to continue to play spoiler Tuesday night in Nashville. The Wild will be facing the Predators, who are fighting for the fourth spot in the Western Conference. The fourth spot would guarantee Nashville home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Currently the Predators sit in fifth place with...
With only two games left on the calendar, the Blackhawks line up as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Fans have been quick to point out the flaws with this year’s Hawks team (special teams and… special teams), but … Continue reading →
As the Western Conference playoff race heats up, the Blackhawks suffered a tough shootout loss in Minnesota. By virtue of Detroit losing in regulation and the Hawks picking up one point on Thursday night, a win by the Blackhawks on Saturday would bump make things … Continue reading →
Prosser has a meeting today with the NHL for this head-butt. He was penalized five for head-butting and a game.
via Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The game began with a frightening incident when the skate of linemate Darroll Powe struck center Kyle Brodziak in the face. Blood fell and Brodziak rushed to the bench.
“It was scary,” Yeo said. “I think it shows you how much he’s respected by our whole team. As soon as it happened, there was a lot of concern. We’ve got Mikko yelling...
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Chicago Blackhawks @ Minnesota Wild
XCel Energy Center
CSN Chicago, Fox Sports North
It was not the most exciting game of the season, but Nashville got the job done with a 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild in front of a very happy sellout crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The story of the night? The superb play of Anders Lindback, stopping 25 of 26 and going 3-3 in the shootout, the first of his NHL career.
The other thing to take from last nightâs win...
By Seth Lake
Heading into their final three games of the regular season in the midst of a fight for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning next week, the Nashville Predators took to the ice at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night facing a Minnesota Wild club that had fallen out of the playoff race, but...