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Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks
United Center, Chicago
That is the buzz. The Hawks have gone unbeaten in regulationâwith at least one pointâin the first 22 games this season. The Wild come to the UC tonight to try to break it. Itâs really that simple.
For the Hawks, it really...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. The scars that line his face still resemble some of the nearly 600 stitches he's endured in his career. "Baker's dozen" is the way he describes how many times he's broken his nose.
He jokes that he has "rugged good looks rather than good looks."
The number of stitches which he says total 580 are points of pride for Zenon Konopka...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom had to fight being too comfortable in net during Sunday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers.
Backstrom, Minnesota's veteran netminder, said he's maybe only seen one or two occasions in his entire hockey lifetime that he's been able to enjoy the view from his own crease quite like he could during the...
In the NHL as in life, a bad bounce can mean good fortune for someone else and during Sunday night's Edmonton Oilers/Minnesota Wild affair, a third period Edmonton goal came courtesy of an unlucky play.
Here's how the play went down: Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu was trying to clear the puck and in the process, the puck deflected off the skate of Oilers forward Sam Gagne...
TUESDAY'S STORYLINES: The Minnesota Wild know the challenge at hand tonight at the Madhouse on Madison. Minnesota is trying to put a halt to Chicago's impressive 22-game point streak, the longest streak to start an NHL season. Chicago has yet to lose in regulation. They do have three shootout losses, with one of those coming at the hands the Wild on January 30th, the Blackhawks...
During the Minnesota Wild-Edmonton Oilers game, a strange play occurred where the puck bounced out in front of the net and was batted in by Ryan Suter. Wild captain Mikko Koivu was trying to clear the puck out of the zone and he fired the puck off Oilers forward Sam Gagner’s skate. The puck caromed off his skate and started fluttering in the air towards Suter. Suter instinctively...
Mikko Koivu made up for a frustrating stretch without a goal by Minnesota, scoring 9 seconds into the third period to snap a tie and spark the Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
The Wild had an astounding 18-0 advantage in shots on goal in the second period, and the Oilers went 23:35 without a shot after Magnus Paajarvi's goal tied the game late in the...
While in Nashville, Ryan Suter was known as "Robin" to Shea Weber, "Batman". However, on July 4th, Ryan Suter "betrayed" the Nashville Predators' organization and left General Manager David Poile hanging.
Now, Suter returns to Smashville in front of a Saturday night sold crowd, which has been called as loud as the Roman Coliseum by Ken Hitchcock...
Minnesota Wild (11-8-2) 24pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.24 Goals For (26th)
2.38 Goals Against (7th)
14.5% Power Play (23rd)
86.2% Penalty Kill (5th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 4G 13A = 17pts
2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 8G 7A = 15pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 14A = 14pts
4. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 8G 4A = 12pts
5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 3G 9A = 12pts
from Michael Russo of the StarTribune,
With the April 3 trade deadline four weeks away, Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is monitoring other teams while also working internally to determine whether he will try to sign any of his potential unrestricted or restricted free agents to extensions.
If unsigned, Matt Cullen, Niklas Backstrom and Pierre-Marc Bouchard can become...
Hey gang. Hopefully you are all driving safe out there.
The little guy is both ready for the NFL season and in possession of a charming little accent.
This is an issue with the conference tournament/NCAA tournament structure.
Batman was sighted in England.
Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2 – A big home win for the Wild who also somehow scored 4 goals with Zach Parise scoring no goals.