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RECAP: Dany Heatley's tying goal with 1.2 seconds left in the third period forced overtime, and the Wild rallied to beat Edmonton in a shootout on Thursday night at Rexall Place.
The Oilers led 1-0 when Ryan Jones tapped in a goal-mouth pass from Ryan Smyth at the 16:06 mark after a Wild turnover.
It stayed that way until the Wild pulled goalie Nik Backstrom for an extra attacker and Heatley scored to tie it. Matt Cullen scored the only goal of the shootout.
MEANING: Minnesota came into this game having lost four of its past five games and in need of points to hold on to the seventh spot in the West.
ETC.: Defenseman Greg Zanon played in his 400th NHL game but was troubled by a groin injury and was out of the lineup late in the game.
- Bruce Brothers
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from Bruce Brothers of the Pioneer Press, Mikko Koivu stepped out of the Wild dressing room at the University of British Columbia on Friday with a slight smile on his face, a nasty scar on the underside of his chin and the realization he was fortunate to be standing there.
“It’s just stitches, and it will heal,” Koivu said, “so that’s a good thing.”
Koivu survived a...
EDMONTON, Alberta - The Wild came up with one of the most dramatic wins of the season Thursday night at Rexall Place.
Unable to score through 59 minutes, 58.8 seconds, Minnesota somehow defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 in a shootout.
Dany Heatley scored the tying goal with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime after coach Mike Yeo pulled goaltender Niklas Backstrom for...
THURSDAY'S STORYLINE: A quick start. That is what the Wild are looking for tonight in Edmonton. The Wild came out lackadaisical in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Head coach Mike Yeo said he expects his team to come out ready tonight. "We talked about it, we addressed it. I am really expecting our group to respond with a great effort tonight. I am expecting...
The Minnesota Wild could be without two of their key offensive components when they face the host Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.Top-line forward Mikko Koivu is questionable after suffering a chin laceration in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers, while second-liner Guillaume Latendresse may also be sidelined with an undisclosed injury.Koivu was sliced by the skate...
Dany Heatley created a lot of destruction in his wake tonight.
Sami Salo scored on a power play at 4:39 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks earned a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon.
With Dany Heatley in the penalty box for slashing Ryan Kesler's stick in half, Salo overpowered Niklas Backstrom with a hard slap shot over the glove from the top of the faceoff circle.
Kyle Brodziak put Minnesota ahead with 1:49...
Dany Heatley tied it with 2 seconds left in regulation and Matt Cullen scored the shootout winner in the Minnesota Wild's 2-1 comeback victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night
Dany Heatley tied the game with 1.2 seconds left in regulation and Matt Cullen scored the game-winner in the first round of the shootout, as the Minnesota Wild rallied past the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1.
"We've known each other for so long, your heart's been aching, but you're too shy to say it, inside we both know what's been going on, we know the game and we're going to play it, and if you ask me how I'm feeling, don't tell me you're too blind to see, never going give you up, never going let you down, never going to run around and desert you...
Or more like this... One of my favorite video game series of all time was Capcom's Mega Man series. I can still remember spending hours of my childhood working my way through the levels, being both challenged by the difficulty and immensely frustrated that I'd get so far only to die by being a tad bit short on an fairly basic jump across a ravine. Each level would...
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday matchup. The Canucks are -210 favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. This is an afternoon game in Vancouver which is rare at 4:30 PT ET. Cory Schneider has enjoyed plenty of success against Minnesota in his career, owning a 3-1-0 record...
In an attempt to try and earn some cash to pay for NHL Center Ice(*), I've decided to sell the naming rights to my basement, home of Wild Puck Banter, to the first corporation that offers me $171.00. Imagine your company's name in a post like this:"Pierre-Marc Bouchard sure had a crappy game last night. I swear I saw him turn over the puck at least 8 times from my...
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #48 Guillaume Latendresse
2. #7 Matt Cullen
The Edmonton Oilers still can't find a way to win in Minnesota. The club hopes a return to Rexall Place this evening can help them find a little bit of momentum in its series with the Wild.