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Another bad Wild loss was brewing until Ryan Suter clicked twice on the power play en route to the first hat trick by a Wild defenseman.
No player in the NHL logs more ice time than Ryan Suter, yet 40 games into this season, he didn’t have a single goal.
Four games later, he has five.
“It’s funny how it works, huh?” Suter said 15 minutes after the Wild’s come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Washington Capitals, a game in which the Wild’s 30-minute muncher needed only three seeing-eye shots to become the first defenseman to notch a hat trick in Wild history.
“I can’t get the smile off my face. … I can’t even score two goals in summer hockey.”
Suter, who scored two power-play goals 42 seconds apart in the second period through Dany Heatley screens, capped his milestone evening 7:37 into the third when he emerged from the penalty box and whistled Clayton Stoner’s 2-on-1 pass by Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.
“That doesn’t happen very often, me on a 2-on-1, let alone with anothe
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ryan Suter is the quiet professional, willing to let his play on the ice for the Minnesota Wild do his talking for him.
His play did a lot of talking Saturday night, turning Suter into a comedian after the game.
Suter had the first hat trick of his NHL career to lead Minnesota to a 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, the first hat trick Suter said...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ryan Suter scored three goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Saturday night.
Suter completed the first hat trick by a Wild defenseman with 12:23 to play in the third and giving the Wild a two-goal lead. He jumped into the play straight out of the penalty box to create a 2-on-1 with Clayton Stoner, then beat Braden Holtby from the...
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter became the first Minnesota Wild defenseman in their team's history to score a hat-trick. That was also the first hat-trick of Suter's NHL career. The Wild scored five goals on 11 shots. That's not a misprint or a typo. The Wild have now won two-games in a row.Re-live the Suter hat trick and big #mnwild win at The 5 Hole: http://t.co/foF9BtG4Lb...
Ryan Suter had a career-best performance, and the Minnesota Wild made NHL history -- all part of one impressive comeback Saturday night.
Suter had Minnesota's first three-goal game by a defenseman, helping the Wild rally for a 5-3 win over Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
Minnesota earned its second straight win despite being outshot 30-11, becoming the first team...
Trying to keep momentum going after two straight wins at home, the Minnesota Wild will have to play a two-game road trip without their top center and goaltender.
Minnesota placed center Mikko Koivu and goaltender Josh Harding on injured reserve Monday. The two will miss be forced to miss at least a week. The Wild recalled forward Erik Haula and defenseman Jonathon Blum from Iowa...
Before leaving on a two-game, West Coast swing, the Minnesota Wild sent forward Brett Bulmer back to Iowa of the American Hockey League.
Bulmer, 21, was reassigned to Iowa a day after being recalled by Minnesota. Bulmer played 6 minutes, 18 seconds in Saturday night's 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals.
Bulmer has played five games with the Wild this season, recording seven...
The Minnesota Wild have placed goalie Josh Harding and center Mikko Koivu on injured reserve.
The moves were made Monday. Defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Erik Haula were recalled from AHL affiliate Iowa.
The Wild play at Los Angeles on Tuesday. Left wing Zach Parise and defenseman Jared Spurgeon are already on injured reserve with foot injuries. Koivu has one, too; he was...
The Minnesota Wild announced Monday that captain Mikko Koivu underwent successful ankle surgery this morning and is expected to make a full recovery and return to play in approximately four weeks. The captain was placed on Injured Reserve Monday. He currently leads the team in points with 35 (8-27=35) through 44 games this season. Koivu suffered the broken ankle in Saturday night’s...
This is not good news for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koiuv and Josh Harding were placed on the injured reserve list. With forward Zach Parise out, the Wild are even more offensively challenged. If my math is right, that's tree players out with foot injuries as well (Koiuv, Spurgeon and Parise). The loss of Harding is huge as well. He is 18-7-3 with a 1.65 goals-against average...
Listening to all the chatter about the selections made by Team USA General Manager David Poile I have to say its both a sign of that feeling of entitlement by some as well as the harsh reality that trasparency can provide. I'm a coach in multiple sports at the High School level and talent evaluation is part of what we do. Especially in a team sport you have lots of conversations...
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was placed on injured reserve Monday after undergoing surgery to repair a broken ankle, adding to the Wild's injury woes.
Koivu suffered an ankle fracture in the Wild's 5-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday night, a game in which Koivu had two assists. He is expected to be back in the lineup in about four weeks, or right about the time...
Minnesota Wild's captain Mikko Koivu underwent ankle surgery after breaking his ankle Saturday night blocking a shot against the Washington Capitals. The captain is expected to miss at least a month of play recovering from the injury. In a way fans also think this could hurt team Finland when the Olympics come around, but for now his status remains questionable. In 44 games played...
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Mikko Koivu underwent successful surgery this morning to repair an ankle fracture suffered Saturday night vs. Washington. Koivu is expected to make a full recovery and return to play in approximately four weeks.
The captain was placed on Injured Reserve this morning. He currently leads the team in points with 35 (8-27=35) through 44 games this season.
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The Minnesota Wild was able to end a six-game regulation losing streak with a win Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center against the Buffalo Sabres. Although the win comes against the league worst Sabres, some positivity is crucial right now for the...
Minnesota Wild (21-17-5) 47pts 5th in the Central
2.23 Goals For (29th)
2.46 Goals Against (12th)
18.4% Power Play (13th)
79.6% Penalty Kill (24th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 8G 25A = 33pts
2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 18G 11A = 29pts
3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 12A = 27pts
4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G 24A = 26pts
5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 7G...