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It was not the most exciting game of the season, but Nashville got the job done with a 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild in front of a very happy sellout crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The story of the night? The superb play of Anders Lindback, stopping 25 of 26 and going 3-3 in the shootout, the first of his NHL career.
The other thing to take from last nightâs win was the excellent pla...
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild on Wednesday called up defenseman Tyler Cuma from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions.
Cuma, 22, has recorded nine assists and 42 penalty minutes in 68 games with Houston this season. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound native of Toronto has never appeared in an NHL game. He was selected by Minnesota in the first round...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: With Clayton Stoner out with an upper-body injury for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Tyler Cuma will make his long-awaited NHL debut. Cuma, 22, was Minnesota's first-round pick in 2008 and has battled countless injuries and setbacks over the past few seasons, including a torn ACL last season.
The defenseman was...
A CLOSE SHAVE
Taking a hockey skate to the face sucks, just ask the Minnesota Wild’s Kyle Brodziak.
During last nights 2-1shoot-out loss to the Nashville Predators, the Wild’s Kyle Brodziak got a face full of teammate Darroll Powe’s skate blade. As you would expect the blood flowed off Brodziak’s cheek, but not enough to keep him off the ice for an extended period of time. After receiving...
The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Tyler Cuma from their minor league affiliate for the final days of the regular season.
They made the move on Wednesday under emergency conditions. The Wild have a long list of injured players, with two more games left. They host Chicago on Thursday and Phoenix on Saturday.
If he plays, Cuma will become the latest first-round draft pick...
This season probably has not gone the way that Anders Lindback had planned.
Before Tuesday, he had only played in 14 games this season, had only posted 3 wins in those 14 games and, at one point, had a three-and-a-half month stretch without a victory.
In addition, going into Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Lindback had not posted a win at Bridgestone...
TUESDAY'S STORY LINES: The Minnesota Wild will go for their fourth straight win and try to continue to play spoiler Tuesday night in Nashville. The Wild will be facing the Predators, who are fighting for the fourth spot in the Western Conference. The fourth spot would guarantee Nashville home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Currently the Predators sit in fifth place with...
NASHVILLE – This week I caught up with Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck to talk about the season that was in Minnesota, Mike Yeo’s first season behind the bench and more.RLD: Let’s talk about the tale of two halves for you guys. What went right in the first half?Cal Clutterbuck: We were playing a certain way in our system, playing hard. We had a full lineup for the most part...
By Seth Lake
Heading into their final three games of the regular season in the midst of a fight for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning next week, the Nashville Predators took to the ice at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night facing a Minnesota Wild club that had fallen out of the playoff race, but...
via Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The game began with a frightening incident when the skate of linemate Darroll Powe struck center Kyle Brodziak in the face. Blood fell and Brodziak rushed to the bench.
“It was scary,” Yeo said. “I think it shows you how much he’s respected by our whole team. As soon as it happened, there was a lot of concern. We’ve got Mikko yelling...
The Nashville Predators take on the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. This game is important, only for the Predators. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 45-26-8 with 98 points and ranked 5th in the Western Conference. The Minnesota Wild's record this season is 34-35-10 with 78 points and ranked 12th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 7:08...
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The Minnesota Wild are looking to play spoiler from here on out and what better way than to derail the Predators drive to get home ice at season’s end.
The Predators lost a heart-breaker on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd, unfortunately swimming with red shirts of the opposition. To come back from a 4 goal deficit to tie the game...
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After dressing for his first NHL game on Tuesday night as Anders Lindback's backup, Chet Pickard has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals.This move is a pretty good indication that Pekka Rinne will at a minimum be able to dress as the backup. A quote from Barry Trotz on Josh Cooper's Twitter indicated that "(Rinne) is probably in."Make the jump for the full release...
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With 4th place on the line over the course of the current week, Nashville knew they couldn’t afford a loss if they wanted to secure home-ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs.
With Pekka Rinne apparently under the weather per multiple reports, it would be Anders Lindback that would have to navigate the ship for the Predators...