Found March 03, 2012 on
MONTREAL - Forward Erik Christensen, who has a -5 plus-minus rating in his past three games and played a key role in a goal allowed by the Minnesota Wild during their 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, will be scratched tonight for the first time since the team traded for him on Feb. 3.
Christensen hasn't scored a goal or registered an assist in 12 games, though he did score a shootout goal to help the Wild beat Florida on Feb. 23. He has also struggled in the Wild's defensive systems; he was one of the forwards heading up the ice when the Kings created a turnover in the first period Tuesday, creating an open lane for Anze Kopitar to find Daryl King in front of the net for Los Angeles' second goal.
"It's one thing to not be getting goals, to not be getting assists, but if the puck is going in the net when you're on the ice, it doesn't add up," coach Mike Yeo said. "Some guys can go out, and they might not score a goal, but they can...
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Perhaps preparing to be without No. 1 goaltender Niklas Backstrom for a an extended period, the Minnesota Wild on Friday called up goalie Matt Hackett from the Houston Aeros of the NHL.
Backstrom stopped five of six shots before leaving Thursday's night's loss to the Montreal Canadiens with a leg injury at the 2:52 mark of the first period, and his status for Friday night...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild rookie goaltender Matt Hackett said he was nervous in making his first career start at the Xcel Energy Center.
His coach didn't see the nerves.
Hackett made 34 saves, but Minnesota lost 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Colorado scored on its third shot of the game just 1:42 into the game and added another score on a power play at 8:25...
Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi scored the game tying goal with ten second left in the third period of last night's game to send the game to overtime.
Then when Setoguchi has a chance to extend the shootout, he fall flat on his face during his attempt in the shootout.
In Thursday night's NHL game in Montreal, Minnesota forward Devin Setoguchi took the final shootout attempt for the Wild. The Canadiens held a one goal lead in the shootout, so Setoguchi had to make the shot to lock up the tie. However, to say that Setoguchi did not make the shot would be an understatement, as his shootout attempt may have been the worst in NHL history. Setoguchi...
Everyone knows that if you want to score (or at least get close) in a shootout, all you need to do is a triple deke. Just ask Gordon Bombay, he’ll probably give you some crap about playing hockey with eggs and teamwork first, but eventually it always comes back to the triple deke. No matter [...]
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