Found December 17, 2011 on
The fist-place Minnesota Wild will try to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season when they host the lowly New York Islanders for this evening's clash at Xcel Energy Center.
BEST OF MAXIM
Niklas Backstrom has been here before, but it has been a few years since his name was tossed around when the Vezina Trophy was being discussed. It was the 2008-09 season, and Backstrom was coming off back-to-back 30-plus win seasons. He put up tremendous numbers on a team that missed the playoffs and eventually finished second to Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.The next two years...
New York Islanders veterans Brian Rolston and Steve Staios are dealing with concussion-like symptoms.
Rolston has been ruled out indefinitely after exiting Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars in the first period.
The 38-year-old Rolston has collected three goals, four assists and four penalty minutes in 27 games this season.
Staios has been sidelined throughout the week...
Making a grand return to his home state, former Miami University standout Jarod Palmer is slated to make his National Hockey League debut Saturday as he was called up to the Minnesota Wild, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Friday.
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout while Al Montoya had his glove in good form, giving the New York Islanders their first extra-time victory of the season, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Andy McDonald scored in his first game back from injury in the second period for the Islanders, but Cal Clutterbuck tied it midway through the period. Niklas Backstrom...
Isles 2, Wild 1 (SO)
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal of the shootout and Al Montoya made 20 saves as the Islanders earned their first point beyond 60 minutes this season with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild in front of 18,20...
The home coming for Kyle Okposo was outdone by the home coming of Andrew MacDonald scoring his second goal of the season in his first game back after missing seven. At 11:13 of the second period MacDonald put the Islanders on the board 1-0. John Tavares assed his 15th assist point and Moulson his 9th. Things were going well. Shots on goal were 9 - 5 in the first period, but increased...
Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard are among the key forwards out with injuries, prompting more calls to Houston.
The Minnesota Wild are trying to regroup after back-to-back losses slowed their momentum. Coping with a slew of injuries may pose a major obstacle to getting it back.
The Wild look to withstand the absences of as many as four forwards when they host the struggling New York Islanders on Saturday night.
No team has more points than Minnesota (20-8-4), but the club is on the brink...
In a season filled with positives, the first-place Minnesota Wild are now experiencing some big-time adversity.
Getting back on track won't be easy against the surging Vancouver Canucks - their closest pursuer in the Northwest Division.
The Wild look to end a season-high three-game skid with their first win at Vancouver in nearly three years Monday night.
Among the league...