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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A mid-game adjustment was key to the Minnesota Wild earning two points Tuesday night.
Moved to the top line, Justin Fontaine scored late in the second period, Josh Harding stopped 16 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Wild beat the Nashville Predators 2-0.
Jason Pominville added an empty-netter for the Wild, who have scored just seven goals in the past five games while posting a 2-2-1 record.
"It's all about wins right now, and we haven't been winning, so tonight was a step in the right direction," said Harding, who lowered his goals-against average to a league-best 0.96.
Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for Nashville, which failed to get a point for the first time in six games. The Predators have allowed just five goals in regulation in last four games, going 2-1-1 in that stretch.
Fontaine broke the scoreless tie at 18:53 of the second period when he charged down the slot and was able to put a rebound into the Predators' net fo...
BEST OF MAXIM
Nothing beats the taste of sweet vindication. I wish I had made some bets on this one. Former Minnesota Duluth Bulldog Justin Fontaine is giving the Minnesota Wild reasons to keep him in the line up. Fontaine has played in 10 games so far and has scored (2g-0a—2pts) so far this season and he’s a plus +5. Last Summer, I wrote this.
Hockey Wilderness -- Based on what I had...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild goalie Josh Harding refused to take credit for his first shutout of the season Tuesday in Minnesota's 2-0 win over Nashville.
Indeed, this victory belonged to the entire defense.
Minnesota held the Predators to 16 shots on goal, all of which were stopped by Harding, as it improved to 4-3-3 on the season with the win. The Wild blocked an additional 19...
After being struck in the face by a puck Tuesday night against Nashville, the Minnesota Wild got bad news about their defenseman Jonas Brodin.
The club announced on Wednesday that Brodin suffered a broken cheekbone and will be out indefinitely. Wild head coach Mike Yeo told the team website, “It was gruesome to watch, it’s disappointing.” The 20 year old left the contest...
Getting hit in the face with a puck doesn’t typically yield positive outcomes for a player, and Jonas Brodin was no exception on Tuesday night.
The second-year Minnesota defenseman took a brutal shot to the face on only his second shift of the game against the Nashville Predators. Brodin left the game and was taken to a local hospital for X-rays where he was diagnosed with a broken...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin took a nasty puck to the face in the Wild's 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators, absorbing Gabriel Bourque's clearing attempt with his teeth, and Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien posted a video of the incident from an NBC-telecast game... Continue reading "Wild’s Jonas Brodin released from hospital after taking puck in the chops"
As glad as he was to see the end of an unproductive road trip Mike Yeo knows that coming home to Xcel Energy Center is not a cure-all for his team’s ills. The Wild coach said his players needed a good day of practice to set themselves up for Tuesday’s game against Nashville and he was happy with the work they put in on Monday.
In a highly focused and energetic session that covered...
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the final chapter of the Dany Heatley trade demand saga has finally come to an end. Sens owner Eugene Melnyk had filed a grievance against Heatley and his agent J.P. Barry, which was being defended by the NHLPA, aleging financial losses from Heatley's refusal to waive his no trade clause to accept a trade the club had worked out to the Edmonton...
The Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild celebrated the fact they were on national TV by throwing a yawn party. Were it not for Pekka Rinne‘s heroics, there would be just about nothing to write about.
In the end, however, Minnesota beat the Preds 2-0 in front of 17,651 at Xcel Energy Center and in front of an NBC Sports Network broadcast.
The Wild brought the intensity early...
Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game.
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild
SITE: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
DATE: Sunday, October 22, 2013
FINAL: 2-0, Minnesota (RECAP)
* Tuesday night was former Wild center Matt Cullen‘s first game in Minnesota since signing with the Predators on July 5.
* Filip Forsberg...
Minnesota Wild (4-3-3) 11pts 5th in the Central
2.10 Goals For (24th)
2.00 Goals Against (4th)
25% Power Play (5th)
74.4% Penalty Kill (27th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 4G 3A = 7pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 1G 6A = 7pts
3. #25 Jonas Brodin ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
4. #24 Matt Cooke ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
5. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 4G 0A = 4pts
Where was the Nashville Predators' offense Tuesday night? It was obvious from puck drop to the final horn the team was flat and not producing any scoring chances, leaving Pekka Rinne, who stopped twenty-seven shots, out to dry. Nashville had a total of sixteen shots on goal (3, 6, 7) -- a season-low thus far.
The most frustrating of it all was the Wild were playing with five...
The Hurricanes will be playing their final leg of a four-game road trip these next couple of days when they take on the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche. Being from different conferences, it isn't too often that the Hurricanes get to see these teams and it has been nearly two years since they last played either Minnesota or Colorado. Many changes have occurred with both...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The injuries are starting to pile up for the Minnesota Wild. This time, it's the NHL's hottest goalie who was dinged up.
Wild goalie Josh Harding left Thursday's 3-1 win against Carolina after two periods with an injury. Harding appeared to tweak something during the second period but remained in the game for the rest of the period. He was replaced...