Found January 10, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
By MATT BECKER,STATS Senior Writer When San Jose and Minnesota last met, the Sharks were in the midst of a rough stretch while the Wild were rolling. These teams are once again heading in opposite directions, this time with San Jose surging and Minnesota sputtering. The Sharks look to win their fifth straight game Tuesday night when they visit a Wild team trying to avoid losing its fourth in a row. San Jose (23-11-4) is atop the Pacific Division with 50 points, thanks to an NHL-best 8-1-1 surge since Dec. 15. Prior to this run, the Sharks had lost seven of nine (2-5-2), which included a 2-1 home setback to Minnesota on Dec. 6. Mikko Koivu had Pierre-Marc Bouchard each scored first-period goals for the Wild in that game, while Matt Hackett recorded 34 saves to win in his NHL debut. That marked the Wild's fifth consecutive victory and they would eventually extend that streak to seven and open up a five-point advantage atop the Western Conference with a win over Phoenix on De...

Concussion symptoms put Bouchard on IR

ST. PAUL, Minn. Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, the team's fourth-leading points scorer, will be placed on injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms. General manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday that Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, has felt "a little bit of pressure from time to time" since he was hit Dec. 13 by Winnipeg's Zach Bogosian. Bouchard...

Wild F Bouchard out indefinitely with concussion

Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was scratched from Tuesday's game and is out indefinitely with a concussion. Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, was hurt against Vancouver last Wednesday. Bouchard sat out all but on game of the 2009-10 season with a head injury and didn't return until 24 games remained in last season. Minnesota is already missing forwards...

Cullen will play his 1,000th game vs. Sharks

TUESDAY'S STORY LINE: Matt Cullen still remembers his first NHL game with Anaheim like it was yesterday. It was October 28th, 1997, he was a baby in the NHL and only two years removed from high school in Moorehead, Minnesota. "I remember it very clearly, it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. It was at Maple Leaf Gardens. I will never forget it, it was a fun experience...

Wild Pierre-Marc Bouchard Has Concussion

IN Northwest NHL division news today Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was scratched from Tuesday's game and is out indefinitely with a concussion. Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, was hurt against Vancouver last Wednesday. Bouchard has nine goals and 13 assists on the season.

Cullen leads Wild past Sharks 5-4 in shootout

Matt Cullen scored in the third period and in the first round of the shootout to help the skidding Minnesota Wild recover from a late stumble to beat San Jose 5-4 on Tuesday night, stopping the Sharks' four-game winning streak.

Wild F Bouchard out indefinitely

Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard will be out indefinitely due to concussion-like symptoms.

Wild needs Dany Heatley to score

Dany Heatley scored 26 goals for the San Jose Sharks last season and described it as a "bad year all the way through." Halfway...

Cullen celebrates his 1,000 game with some clutch goals to give the Wild a huge 5-4 shootout ...

"But the cat came back, the very next day the old cat came back, thought he was a goner, but the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away" are the lyrics to the classic children's song The Cat Came Back by Fiddlin' John Carson was going through my head as I heard news that former Wild bench boss Todd Richards was now the interim Head Coach of the Columbus...

San Jose Sharks' Todd McLellan to coach NHL All-Stars

The Sharks' Todd McLellan will be coaching at the All-Star weekend event later this month in Ottawa.McLellan edged out Vancouver's Alain Vigneault for the final spot when the Canucks lost to Florida 2-1 on Monday night.

Live Blog: Sharks @ Wild - Jan 10, 2012

The Sharks Live Blog for the January 10, 2012 game between the San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota Wild on NBC Sports Network and KFOX 98.5/102.1 FM. Sharks @ Wild - Jan 10, 2012

Wild’s Pierre-Marc Bouchard out with concussion symptoms related to controversial hit

There are a few players in the NHL that have been through concussion-related hell and then returned as effective, key players for their teams. Patrice Bergeron is one of them. One hopes Marc Staal is another. Then there's Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Minnesota Wild. Bouchard was more than just a very good player who returned from a prolonged absence as a standout player for the...
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