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Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom was a late scratch from the lineup for Tuesday's playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks because of a leg injury.
Backstrom appeared to injure his left leg reaching for a puck during pregame warmups and headed to the locker room. He was replaced in the lineup by Josh Harding.
The Wild were also without right wing Jason Pominville, who missed the last two games of the regular season after he was elbowed in the chin by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.
The Wild finished eighth in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks led the NHL with 77 points in the lockout-shortened 48-game season.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild called up some defensive reinforcement for the opening of the playoffs in Chicago, adding defenseman Marco Scandella from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Minnesota, the eighth seed in the Western Conference, is in the playoffs for the first time in five years and face the top-seeded Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Scandella, 23, played...
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. 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...
ST. PAUL, Minn. With one day remaining until the Minnesota Wild open the playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo wasn't going to reveal the status of injured forward Jason Pominville.
Pominville, the Wild's big pickup at the trade deadline, has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury, but he returned to practice Monday as Minnesota prepares...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Listening to Mike Rupp speak about winning the Stanley Cup, it's easy to see why the road to the championship is at once rewarding and agonizing.
Getting the chance to lift the cup after surviving the playoffs is special. Even 10 years since Rupp won the Stanley Cup for the only time so far in his career, the scenes of the playoffs gone by can run through Rupp...
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 right wing Jason Pominville will sit out Tuesday's playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Pominville missed the last two games of the regular season after he was elbowed in the chin by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. He practiced Monday but coach Mike Yeo says he's ''not quite ready.''
Yeo says the Wild have to ''look...
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 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...
They don't call it the State of Hockey for nothing. Minnesotans take their pond sport very seriously, as FOX Sports North Girl Jenny's feature for Busted Coverage's "FOX Sports Girl of the Week" quickly made clear.
Run by the larger community Yardbarker, Busted Coverage is a blog that describes themselves as a "combination of the best sports stories, the...
The shortened, 48-game NHL regular season is over and the conference seeds and matchups are set. It’s time for some playoff hockey.
Here in the Midwest, we’re lucky to see two of our own teams face off in the first round. The No. 1 seed Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 8 seed Minnesota Wild played each other three times in the regular season with Chicago winning two out of the...
We have already covered the Chicago Blackhawks, now it’s time to check out their first round opponent. The Minnesota Wild are being represented by the crew at HockeyWilderness.com. Make sure to follow them as well on Twitter @HockeyWilderness.
They opened the questions to everyone at the site, so there will be multiple answers for each question.
1. The Minnesota Wild needed...
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,...
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Game 1: at Chicago Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:00 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN
Game 2: at Chicago Friday, May 3, 2013 8:30 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN
Game 3: at Minnesota Sunday May 5, 2013 2:00 PM CT, CBC, NBC
Game 4: at Minnesota Tuesday, April 30, 2013 May 7, 8:30 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN
GAME 5: at Chicago Thursday May 9, 2013...