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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. As you can see in the video, this fight took place early in the 1st period, meaning Biz shook off getting rocked to play the rest of the Coyotes 4-3 loss to the Wild. If you get a weak stomach from watching hockey guys get drilled with punches, I’d recommend you not hit play. Filed under: Hockey Fights
BEST OF MAXIM
GLENDALE, Ariz. Dont look now, but the Coyotes are in last place in the same Pacific Division they won just 11 months ago. The situation isnt dire yet, but the signs sure are.
Twenty games into the season, Phoenix is committing the same mental errors it did in the first week of the season. Twenty games into the season, there is still no sign of that water-tight defense that defined...
ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SHOT, DOC
I have literally never seen anything like this in all my years of watching hockey. Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle dumped the puck in off the top of the glass and it bounced off the stanchion, skipped on the ice and then beat Minnesota Wild goalie Nick Backstrom shortside beneath his knee. No one will ever be able to duplicate something like this ever again. Minnesota...
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...
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...
Minnesota Wild have called up Forward Jason Zucker. Click HERE to read more.
The Phoenix Coyotes on Friday recalled forwards Chris Brown and Rob Klinkhammer from their AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine.
The 22-year-old Brown has 18 goals and 11 assists in 51 games for Portland this season.
Brown was a second-round draft pick of the Coyotes in 2009. He didn't sign with Phoenix until last year after he finished his college career at Michigan, where he...
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
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...
Quick - list some players you'd expect to see on a three game point streak? Sidney Crosby! Steven Stamkos! Evgeni Malkin if he weren't concussed!
I bet you left someone off of your list: Paul Bissonnette. Biznasty, as he's probably better known thanks to Twitter, probably never ever crossed your mind, did he? Shame on you -- because he has assists in three straight...
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
Thanks to a unique twist in the lockout-shortened schedule, the Anaheim Ducks will be seeing a lot of the Phoenix Coyotes over the next few days.
With the way Anaheim has been playing lately, the opponent hasn't seemed to matter anyway.
The Ducks - off to the best start in team history - seek their 13th win in 15 games on Saturday night when they begin a stretch of three games...