Found May 10, 2014 on Diehardsport:
The Chicago Blackhawks did not bring their A-game with them to Minnesota and this was just a microcosm of the last two games. Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville threw the puck towards the net, with Corey Crawford out of the net, and banked one in off of his skate. The Wild won both games 3 […] The post Jason Pominville Scores Bank Shot Goal On Corey Crawford appeared first on Diehardsport.

Niederreiter reaching higher echelon with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Before most games, Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter sits alone in the stands, taping his stick and centering himself mentally. Whether he's in the Xcel Energy Center or abroad, the Swiss youngster nicknamed after a weather system heads for the same spot -- 10 rows up, 15 seats in. There, he sits, mulling over his previous performance and gazing into what&...

Wild Saturday: Minnesota not feeling overconfident heading into Game 5

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There's a trap lurking inside the Madhouse on Madison. The Wild knows it's there. It stumbled into a similar one two weeks ago. Riding the high of two convincing home wins that evened the Stanley Cup playoffs' Western Conference quarterfinal round at two games apiece, the West's top wild-card seed came out flat and never recovered in a Game 5 overtime...

Regin, Versteeg draw in for Blackhawks in Game 5

The Chicago Blackhawks will have a few changes to the lineup for Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild.’s Tracey Myers says forwards Peter Regin and Kris Versteeg joined line rushes at the morning skate. Versteeg skated with Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell and Regin centered the fourth line with Joakim Nordstrom and Ben Smith. The Blackhawks were forced to make at...

Brandon Bollig to have hearing with NHL over boarding hit in Game 4

The Chicago Blackhawks have been shuffling their cards like a Vegas dealer the last couple of games against Minnesota trying to find a spark. They might need to do it out of necessity in Game 5. That's because forward Brandon Bollig has a hearing set with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his hit on the Wild's Keith Ballard on Friday night. Play Franchise Football...

Cooke helps turn tables in Wild’s favor in his return

Matt Cooke is perhaps best known for his controversial hits, like the knee-on-knee hit on Colorado’s Tyson Barrie that resulted in him getting a seven-game suspension. He’s a man that used to get suspended more frequently and has repeatedly said that he has changed his game. There’s more to him than that though. In his return on Friday, Cooke stayed out of the sin bin while...

Chicago's Brandon Bollig will have a hearing with Department of Player Safety

Looks like Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig's has a date with the NHL's Department of Players Safety. The Chicago forward has a hearing for his dirty, and dangerous hit on Wild defenseman Keith Ballard. After the hit, Ballard was face down on the ice for a period of time before he got up, and skated to the Wild bench. Ballard didn't return. (@NHLPlayerSafety...

Wild show character in knotting series with Blackhawks at 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Before Friday's morning skate, Wild coach Mike Yeo ran some video highlights for his players to chew on. These weren't inspirational clips of gritty hockey teams past. Nor were they meant to harp upon mistakes that need correcting, like so many other film sessions this season. Instead, they featured this year's NHL playoff darling, the one that won...

Blackhawks’ Toews: ‘This series is long from over’

The Chicago Blackhawks, defending Stanley Cup champions, have found themselves in a series with the Minnesota Wild. It didn’t look like that would be the case a few days ago. The Wild, down 2-0 early on in this series, have won the last two games. That includes a 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks in Game 4 on Friday. The series now shifts back to Chicago, all tied. “This series...

Minnesota Wild: Putting it all into perspective

#485692235 / gettyimages.comGood morning… I was looking at my favorite new statistics site [] and perusing the Minnesota Wild’s playoff stats. I am sure that like many of your, I was surprised to find out that the much maligned Wild forward Dany Heatley has scored (1g-5a—6pts) and is a +7 in nine playoff games. Seriously, a (+7). That’s not a misprint...

Video- Brandon Bolling Has A Hearing Today With The NHL Player Safety Department

Chicago's Brandon Bollig will have a hearing today for boarding/checking from behind on Minnesota's Keith Ballard. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 10, 2014 Watch the hit below... Continue reading "Video- Brandon Bolling Has A Hearing Today With The NHL Player Safety Department"

Wild trips Blackhawks to even series

For those who worried the Chicago Blackhawks would return to the Twin Cities with recharged batteries after two off days in the Windy City … Wrong. Instead, it was the Wild that revved its engine and hit fifth gear Friday night by overwhelming the defending Stanley Cup champs from start to finish of a 4-2 victory in front of 19,405 fans at Xcel Energy Center. “They worked...

Rangers Will Depend On Lundqvist And The Surprising Wild

from Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun, - One of the best in the league at any time, King Henrik is now 8-2 in his past 10 post-season games that the Rangers have faced potential elimination. Even better, after New York's 5-1 win at Pittsburgh on Friday, Lundqvist has a .953 save percentage and 1.38 goals against average in that 10-game stretch. It may mean little if the...

James Reimer, Cristobal Huet Shine as Canada, France Tied at One by   Steven Ellis

Canada and France took to the ice in the first game of the 2014 World Championships. With Canada winning 7-2 in the last meeting between the two countries, there wasn’t a lot of debate on who the favourite was heading into the contest on Friday. Regardless, Canada knew they can’t take anyone easy (Latvia, anyone?), and that was proven as [...]

Wild Take Down Blackhawks

Photo via: Resolute / Wikimedia Commons The Minnesota Wild have been the surprise of the playoffs, taking down the Chicago Blackhawks tonight 4-2. Justin Fontaine set the mood for tonight’s game in Minnesota with his earl goal in the first period, which put the Wild up 1-0. However later in the period, Patrick Sharp tied the game up at 1 all. The Wild made an immediate statement...

Best Of Three

I'd like to ask where is everyone that was clamoring this series was "over" after Game 2? What's that? I only hear crickets now. Its amazing what one week can do isn't it? Just last week a select number of Hawks fans were saying "we got this" and "no doubt, we got the Cup this year." Now, a work week later, Minnesota has tied the series...
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