Found April 20, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. Zach Parise stepped off the ice at the St. Thomas Ice Arena on Saturday and calmly declared the Minnesota Wild are ready for their critical final week of the season. Parise is well accustomed to being in this spot, in playoff contention heading into the final week of the season. In his seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils, Parise's teams only missed the playoffs once, the only occasion coming in 2010-11 when Parise was limited to 13 games because of injury. After four seasons of missing the playoffs, Minnesota is in playoff position with just four games left in the season beginning Sunday night at home against the Calgary Flames. The Wild (24-17-3, 51 points) sit in seventh place in the Western Conference heading into Saturday's games, two points ahead of eighth-place Columbus. "We're in a spot where if we play well right now, we'll get rewarded and we'll get where we want to be," Parise said, later adding: "You alway...

Wild playoff ticket strips for sale Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. Closing in on their first playoff appearance in five years, the Minnesota Wild announced Sunday they will be selling playoff ticket strips beginning Monday at 10 a.m. on the team's website. The playoff ticket strips include a seat for each potential home game for the first two rounds, up to a possible eight games. Minnesota is currently in seventh place in the...

Wild suffer fifth straight loss at home

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild returned home from a successful road trip with the ability to sew up their first playoff appearance in five years. Minnesota had three home games before finishing the season with one game at Denver. Three of the games were against non-playoff teams. Yet, the Wild's home hasn't been providing the comforts it had earlier in the season....

Devils Haven’t Recovered From Losing Parise

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, From the Final in 2012 to Finality in 2013. And when Martin Brodeur was asked if he could define the difference in the Devils from one year to the next in the moments following regular-season Game 45 elimination from playoff contention with yesterday’s 4-1 Garden defeat to the Rangers, the all-time goaltender didn’t hesitate. ...

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames 4/21/2013 @ 5:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (24-17-3)  51pts  2nd in the Northwest 2.52 Goals For (19th) 2.57 Goals Against (15th) 18.3% Power Play (15th) 82.0% Penalty Kill (12th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 16G 19A = 35pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 14G 20A = 34pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 24A = 34pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 4G 28A = 32pts 5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 7G...

Flames, MacDonald burn the Wild in 4-1 home loss

Just give up already, you know its over, its pointless, resistance is futile are all things Wild fans might be thinking as their team plays the Calgary Flames.  If you expect the Flames to just throw in the towel then you do not know this team which has fully embraced the role of spoiler as they rallied to beat 2nd place Anaheim and then held on to beat a desperate Detroit team...

Flames-Wild Preview

Still chasing their first playoff berth in five seasons, the Minnesota Wild picked a bad time to deliver one of their worst defensive performances of the season. They also have plenty of room for improvement on the offensive end as they return to St. Paul. Minnesota will try to snap a season-worst four-game home losing streak on Sunday night against the Calgary Flames. After finishing...

Weekend Update: Boston Strong

photo by: Jim Rogash/Getty Images Welcome to the Weekend Update. This is the weekly article that keeps you up-to-date on the NHL standings, provides you with videos from around the world of hockey in the week that was, and informs Nashvillians on the televised NHL games in the upcoming week. In this edition, Reimer shuts the door on Elias, Parise scores a hard-working...
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