Found December 08, 2011 on
It's the Minnesota Wild against the Los Angeles Kings in ESPN.com's Game of the Week.
BEST OF MAXIM
Forced into realignment following Atlanta's move to Winnipeg last summer, the NHL opted for a dramatic change rather than a simple one.
League officials approved a radical realignment plan Monday that will give the league four conferences instead of six divisions and will guarantee home-and-home series among all teams.
The NHL's Board of Governors authorized commissioner...
Matt Hackett's brilliant run in net for the Minnesota Wild could soon come to an end with starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom getting healthy. But with fellow back-up Josh Harding dealing with a neck injury, the 21-year-old rookie could be sticking around for a while.
The NHL-leading Wild will try to extend their longest road win streak in franchise history to seven Saturday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Hackett made 42 saves in his first NHL start and the Minnesota Wild set a franchise record with their sixth straight road victory, beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Thursday night.
Hackett, the 21-year-old nephew of former NHL goalie Jeff Hackett, made his debut Tuesday night at San Jose and stopped all 34 shots he faced in a relief role. He replaced...
Minnesota Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi appears unlikely to play in Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings due to a lower-body injury.
Setoguchi sat out practice Wednesday and was wearing a soft case on his right leg. He played less than three minutes in Tuesday's game against San Jose.
One of the Wild's major offseason acquisitions, Setoguchi has eight goals...
SAN JOSE, Calif Josh Hardings injury 2 minutes into the Minnesota Wilds Tuesday night victory against the San Jose Sharks allowed emergency goalie Matt Hackett to enter the game and pick up a win, but it sounds like Harding could be back to work soon.
Harding appeared to suffer a neck injury 11 seconds after allowing a goal in the first minute of play. He was hit in the face by...
There's a temptation to look for an easy answer to explain Minnesota's success. Especially since the Wild aren't loaded with talent. Not yet, anyway.
"I don't know how we rate on the talent meter, other people can be the judge of that," GM Chuck Fletcher said.
They're a franchise historically known for defense and the trap. So when you...
Dustin Penner has points in three straight (2-1=3)
Trent Hunter scored his first goal as a King (100th of his career)
The Kings had a season-high 44 shots tonight (18 coming in the third period)
The Kings h...
The Los Angeles Kings placed veteran forward Ethan Moreau on waivers Friday.
Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored late in the first period and Matt Hackett made 34 saves to win in his NHL debut, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Tuesday night. Hackett replaced starter Josh Harding 71 seconds into the game and the Wild won their fifth straight on the road.
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu
2. #15 Dany Heatley
Darroll Powe finished with a goal and an assist and Matt Hackett came up with 42 saves to earn his second career win, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.
Matt Hackett made 42 saves in his first NHL start and the Minnesota Wild set a franchise record with their sixth straight road victory, beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Thursday night.
Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored late in the first period and Matt Hackett made 34 saves to win in his NHL debut, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Tuesday night.