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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 shots and controlled possession of the puck for most of the night to further eliminate any scoring chances for Nashville.
"I can't take credit for this one," said Harding, whose league-leading goals against average shrank to 0.96 after his eighth career shutout. "This isn't me. This is for sure a team shutout."
With the offense stalling yet again, Minnesota needed its defense to provide a spark. Justin Fontaine scored late in the first period to give the Wild a 1-0 lead, but the one-goal lead felt bigger simply because of the way the Wild's defensemen were playing.
At one ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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. -- The Minnesota Wild left the state of Florida with a pair of losses after scoring a combined two goals against the Lightning and Panthers. Minnesota has now scored just one goal in each of its last three games as the offense continues to falter.
The Wild are currently tied for 25th in the NHL in scoring with just 2.11 goals per game. Even two of their three wins...
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...
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...
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...