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ST. PAUL, Minn. It almost looks like a misprint when you look at the box score from Tuesday's game between Minnesota and Chicago. But there it is, by Wild defenseman Ryan Suter's name, and it is not a typo.
Suter played 41:08 in the Wild's 2-1 overtime loss in Game 1, nearly seven minutes more than the next-highest total for Minnesota fellow defenseman Jonas Brodin, who skated for 34:20.
The next day, the 28-year-old Suter was back at the Xcel Energy Center along with several of his teammates, even though the Wild didn't practice Wednesday. It was almost as if he had to prove he could still walk after playing 41 minutes in a playoff game.
"I just tell everyone I'm a good glider," Suter joked Wednesday. "You don't think about it. You're just going out and playing. I enjoy playing a lot of minutes. I feel the more you play, the more you're into the game, so it might be easier than somebody who doesn't play as much."
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota's Josh Harding didn't have much time to prepare for Tuesday's start in Game 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
As a backup goalie, Harding is used to preparing as though he'll be thrown into the fire on a moment's notice, but Tuesday was a particularly unusual case. Starter Niklas Backstrom was injured in pregame warm-ups. Just minutes...
The Minnesota Wild have summoned goalie Darcy Kuemper from the minors. Their number one goalie, Niklas Backstrom suffered a lower body injury during warmups. If Backstrom misses any time, Darcy will step-in to backup Josh Harding during the series vs Chicago.
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Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom tied for the NHL lead with 24 regular-season wins, but he wasn’t in net for the Wild’s playoff opener against the top-seeded Blackhawks on Tuesday.
That duty fell to seldom-used backup Josh Harding, who became the only goaltender on the Minnesota roster after Backstrom went down with an injury during warmups.
The Wild’s third-string goalie...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Even as big underdogs, the Minnesota Wild had plenty of chances to steal Game 1 on Tuesday in Chicago. The eighth-seeded Wild know that, and the Blackhawks know that, too.
Yet for as many golden opportunities as Minnesota had in the opening game of the playoffs, the Wild flew home down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. As difficult as the loss was to swallow, Minnesota...
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom and defenseman Clayton Stoner did not practice on Thursday, increasing the possibility they will be unavailable for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wild forward Jason Pominville also missed Thursday's practice and will not travel to Chicago for Friday's game. He missed Game 1.
Coach Mike Yeo...
The Minnesota Wild have summoned goalie Darcy Kuemper from the minors. He fills in as insurance as Niklas Backstrom has a lower-body injury.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild are still saying goalie Niklas Backstrom and defenseman Clayton Stoner are day-to-day with injuries, but head coach Mike Yeo said Thursday that both players will make the trip to Chicago for Friday's playoff game. Neither took part in Thursday's practice at Xcel Energy Center.
Not making the trip, however, is forward Jason Pominville,...
Coverage of Friday nights Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks will air on both FOX Sports North and the FOX Sports Wisconsin Alternate Channel, starting at 7:30 p.m. with a one-hour pregame.
Channel listings are as follows:
DirecTV: 668 (FOX Sports North)Dish: 436 (FOX Sports North)Time Warner: Channels 310 SD and 1310 HD (FOX...
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild. It’s a matchup that was under most people’s playoff radar; until last night. A majority of pundits had the Chicago
Blackhawks sweeping the Wild. Regardless, this will be an interesting series. The Blackhawks came out flat against a Minnesota Wild team that was at the top of their game in game 1 of the playoff series Tuesday night.
Minnesota Wild (0-1)
1.00 Goals For (10th)
2.00 Goals Against (12th)
0% Power Play (16th)
66.7% Penalty Kill (9th)
Top 2 Scorers:
1. #22 Cal Clutterbuck ~ 1G 0A = 1pt
2. #4 Clayton Stoner ~ 0G 1A = 1pt
3 players tied with 2 PIM's (Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, Tom Gilbert)
#20 Ryan Suter ~ 41:08
Tuesdays NHL first round playoff game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks was the highest-rated Wild telecast ever on FOX Sports North. The Wilds match-up vs. the Chicago Blackhawks generated a 10.13 household rating in the Minneapolis St. Paul DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research.
That tops the previous record of 7.65 set earlier this season on Saturday, January...
One other note on the game, Ryan Suter played just over 41 minutes