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State of Hockey News:
Minnesota Wild (10-7-2) 22pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.16 Goals For (28th)
2.37 Goals Against (8th)
14.3% Power Play (25th)
85.7% Penalty Kill (6th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 8G 6A = 14pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 3G 11A = 14pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 12A = 12pts
4. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 7G 4A = 11pts
5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 3G 8A = 11pts
Top 3 PIM's:
1. #28 Zenon Konopka ~ 52 PIM's
2. #27 Mike Rupp ~ 27 PIM's
3. #10 Devin Setoguchi ~ 14 PIM's
1. #32 Niklas Backstrom (8-5-2) 2.22GAA .918%SP
2. #35 Darcy Kuemper (1-1-0) 2.02GAA .934%SP
3. #37 Josh Harding (1-1-0) 2.92GAA .885%SP 1SO
Anaheim Ducks (14-3-1) 29pts 1st in the Pacific
3.33 Goals For (2nd)
2.61 Goals Against (14th)
29.3% Power Play (1st)
74.6% Penalty Kill (28th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Ryan Getzlaf ~ 6G 15A = 21pts
2. #11 Saku Koivu ~ 6G 11A = 17pts...
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Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has been trying to tame expectations for his club, which is a tall order given the nearly 200 million dollars committed to signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in the offseason.
Despite having some trouble scoring, though, Minnesota has been on a bit of a roll lately.
The Wild seek a fourth victory in their last five tries Thursday night as they visit...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Minnesota's last two games have offered up a range of emotions. Saturday, the team took a disappointing 3-1 loss in Calgary. The Wild and Flames went into the third period tied, 1-1. Calgary's Matt Stajan scored the game-winner at 7:19 of the third period and added an empty-netter with 8 seconds left.
Tuesday provided another emotional game against...
GETTIN' WILD ON BIZNASTY
The big news from Michael Rupp vs Paul Bissonnette: BizNasty left last night’s brawl with a stream of blood over his left eye after getting rocked by Rupp. You had to figure, after BizNasty went on a three-game scoring streak, he’d be a little rusty in the fighting department. After his suddenly hot play, the Coyotes actually gave Biz 12 shifts last night against Minnesota....
GLENDALE, Ariz. If you polled NHL fans for the biggest storylines this season, the Anaheim Ducks 14-3-1 start would barely register a blip.
Between the lockout-shortened schedule, the Chicago Blackhawks historic run, Ryan OReillys contract holdout, Lindy Ruffs firing, the Coyotes continued ownership saga and realignment talks, the Ducks are, well, flying under the radar.
The Ducks have to be feeling good about themselves after having torched the Nashville Predators two nights ago. Regardless if the Preds were tired or not, the Ducks bounced back strongly from a disappointing loss to their freeway foes, the Kings.
The line of Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry were the story of the game. The trio combined for nine points, including KP...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
We're waiting for the first big move by Dave Nonis as GM of the Maple Leafs.
It might have to be a really big one.
See, if it turns out, as is being widely speculated, that the Anaheim Ducks can afford to keep only one their dynamic duo, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, and that Getzlaf is the one most likely to get the new long-term deal...
Minnesota Wild right wing Cal Clutterbuck hasn't played since taking a knee-to-knee hit from the Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall less than two weeks ago.
While the Wild may have been out for revenge Sunday night, they might not get a chance with Hall banged up, too.
Minnesota tries for a 19th home win in 20 matchups against Edmonton, which could be without one of its top forwards...
Teemu Selanne scored his 669th NHL goal, Jonas Hiller made 31 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks held off Minnesota's late surge and beat the Wild 3-2 on Friday night for their eighth straight win at home.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey also scored for the streaking Ducks, who have won eight of nine and 12 of 14 despite barely holding on to their 3-0 lead over Minnesota after...
For Anaheim, who are 14-3-1 to lead the Pacific Division, the losses have been few and far between. How do you recover from a loss to your hated division rivals on Monday night? Follow it up with a resounding 5-1 victory against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.
Nashville, a team that has tripped the Ducks up in the past, seemed like easy pickings. Pekke Rinne, a Vezina...
Kyle Palmieri had the game of his young career on Wednesday night for the Anaheim Ducks against the Nashville Predators. The 22-year-old forward notched his first career NHL hat trick(More here)…
Kyle Palmieri’s natural hat trick was more than enough offense for the Anaheim Ducks as they handled the Nashville Predators 5-1. Nick Bonino and Saku Koivu had the other goals for Anaheim while Craig Smith was the lone goal scorer for Nashville.
SPIN: The Ducks continue to roll along and are getting scoring from each of their lines. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had three...
Minnesota Wild (9-7-2) 20pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.06 Goals For (30th)
2.33 Goals Against (8th)
13.8% Power Play (26th)
85.0% Penalty Kill (6th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 8G 5A = 13pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 3G 10A = 13pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 11A = 11pts
4. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 5G 4A = 9pts
5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 3G 6A = 9pts
(Photo courtesy of Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Nashville Predators start off their three game California road trip horribly at the Honda Center in Anaheim by losing to the Ducks, 5-1. The Predators didn’t show up or look interested for a majority of the game.
From the start of the opening faceoff, it was all Ducks from then on out with just a few spits of chances...