Found December 09, 2011 on Sign on San Diego:
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.

Wild expect to benefit from realignment

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...

Coyotes host NHL-best Wild on Saturday

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...

Kings outscored by Wild 4-2

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...

Wild RW Setoguchi iffy for Thursday's game

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...

Harding feeling better; Setoguchi not as much

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...

A Wild Turnaround Arrives Early

Insider: 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...

Guys at the bottom keeping Wild at the top

Third- and fourth-line players such as Darroll Powe and Nick Johnson are part of a full-roster effort that has put the team atop the NHL standings.

Post-Game Notes: Wild 4, Kings 2

KINGS NOTES: 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...

Kings place Moreau on waivers

The Los Angeles Kings placed veteran forward Ethan Moreau on waivers Friday.

Game of the Week: Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings

It's the Minnesota Wild against the Los Angeles Kings in's Game of the Week.

Game #30: Minnesota Wild at Phoenix Coyotes, Saturday December 10, 2011 at 7:00pm (CST), Jobing. ...

Record Pts Div. Rank G/G GA/G PP% PK% Minnesota Wild (19-7-3) 41 1st NW 2.45 (24) 2.14 (3) 14.8% (23) 84.9% (11) Phoenix Coyotes (15-10-3) 33 1st Pacific 2.64 (16) 2.50 (12) 17.6% (29) 85.6% (8)   Minnesota Wild Top 5 Scorers: G A Pts 1. #9 Mikko Koivu 6 18 24 2. #15 Dany Heatley 8 11 19 ...

Recap: Los Angeles vs. Minnesota

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.
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