Found January 26, 2013 on
State of Hockey News:
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Wild (2-2-0) 4pts (4th in the Northwest)
2.25 Goals For per Game (24th in the NHL)
2.50 Goals Against per Game (12th in the NHL)
23rd ranked Power Play (14.3%)
15th ranked Penalty Kill (80%)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
2. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 3G 1A = 4pts
3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 0G 4A = 4pts
4. #77 Tom Gilbert ~ 1G 1A = 2pts
5. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 1G 1A = 2pts
Top 3 PIM's:
1. #28 Zenon Konopka ~ 12 PIM's
2. #44 Justin Falk ~ 7 PIM's
3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6 PIM's
1. #32 Niklas Backstrom (1-1-0) 2.52GAA .906%SP
2. #37 Josh Harding (1-1-0) 2.56GAA .902%SP 1SO
St. Louis Blues (4-1-0) 8pts (2nd in the Central)
3.60 Goals For per Game (5th in the NHL)
1.80 Goals Against per Game (4th in the NHL)
1st ranked Power Play (43.8%)
12th ranked Penalty Kill (81%)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #91 Vladimir Tarasenko ~...
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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Sunday that his club has recalled defenseman Marco Scandella from Houston of the AHL while subsequently reassigning young prospect Mathew Dumba to Red Deer of the Western Hockey League.
Scandella had tallied 12 points in 24 games with Houston this season. The 6-foot-3, 210 native of Montreal skated in 63 contests...
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: With defenseman Jared Spurgeon out of the lineup Friday night with a lower-body injury, 19-year-old defenseman Jonas Brodin will make his much-anticipated NHL debut in Detroit.
The rookie defenseman is one of Minnesota's top defensive prospects after being a first-round pick in 2011.
"I am excited," he said Friday. "It's going to...
DETROIT Red Wings fans may hold a grudge, but the team has moved on from its unsuccessful run at defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise.
On Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, the fans booed both Suter and Parise when they were introduced as starters for the Minnesota Wild. They booed Suter nearly every time he touched the puck, which was a lot, considering he played a game...
As noted in the game-day update post, we're going to hear a significant amount of chatter regarding Ryan Suter and Zach Parise playing at Joe Louis Arena after having spurned the Red Wings' offers to come to Detroit this past summer, and while I don't really hold a grudge against Parise, and am...Mildly annoyed...at Suter, I didn't think that Wings fans would boo...
Here are your current Wild forward lines:
Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley
Matt Cullen-Mikael Granlund-Devin Setoguchi
Cal Clutterbuck-Kyle Brodziak-P-M Bouchard
Darroll Powe-Zenon Konopka-Torrey Mitchell
Kassian is an extra
Here are your current defensive pairings (pre-Spurgeon injury):
Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon
Clayton Stoner-Tom Gilbert
Justin Falk-Nate Prosser...
While the game didn't go the way that Wild fans would have wanted, Zach Parise (2g-1a-3—pts), Mikko Koivu (1g-1a—2pts) and Dany Heatley (1g-1a—2pts) all had a pretty good night and scored all four of the Wild goals. The Blues would win the game in overtime with a goal from former Boston Bruins forward Vladimir Sobotka.
If you only watched the Minnesota Wild out-shoot the Red Wings 11-6 in the first period of what turned out to be an ugly but livable-withable 5-3 Red Wings victory, or watched the Wings take two of their eight(!) penalties within the first ten minutes of said first period, you would have been forgiven for assuming that the Wings were on their way to yet another predictable 2013 season...
Whatever was ailing Red Wings forward Todd Berutzzi to start the season didn’t seem to have any effect Saturday night as the veteran exploded for two goals in a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild from the Joe.
As the Wings remained scoreless in the first period thus far this season, Damien Brunner continued to impress opening the scoring for Detroit with a power play goal to give...