Posted November 09, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Wild acquired Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi from the San Jose Sharks during the offseason in hopes of improving one of the worst offenses in the NHL. While they're still having difficulty scoring, the Wild find themselves on the verge of their longest winning streak in more than four years thanks to a tremendous effort from their goaltenders. Facing their former team for the first time, Heatley and Setoguchi look to help visiting Minnesota record a sixth consecutive victory in Thursday night's matchup with the Sharks, who haven't lost in regulation at home to the Wild in nine games. After finishing 26th in the league with 203 goals last season, the Wild (8-3-3) acquired some much-needed offensive firepower, sending All-Star defenseman Brent Burns and forward Martin Havlat to the Sharks in separate deals for Setoguchi and Heatley - a four-time 40-goal scorer. Heatley leads the team in scoring, but he has only 10 points in 14 games while Setoguchi has ...

The green coats are coming!

The Minnesota Wild are here.  It seems strange for that to be an alarming thing, but surprise, surprise they’ve won 5 in a row.  Their penalty kill and their goalies are vying for bestest ever in the universe.  Yes, the sky could fall. That pk has been perfect for at least 5 games in a row, 21 or 23 successful penalty kills or something.  But against who?  Eeek!  The Red...

Wild to honor Boogaard before Nov. 27 game

The Minnesota Wild announced that the team will hold a special pre-game tribute to former player Derek Boogaard on Sunday, November 27 against the Calgary Flames. The family of Derek Boogaard including parents Joanne and Len, and siblings Aaron, Krysten and Ryan are scheduled to be in attendance. A Derek Boogaard tribute video will be shown during the pre-game ceremony. The Wild...

The ‘Tuzzi is a Little ‘Woozy

When Bertuzzi missed one game with the “flu” I believed it.  But when it was two in a row, I started to get suspicious.  Turns out I might have been right: Bertuzzi hasn't been the same since being hit in the face by Devin Setoguchi's stick in the Oct. 29 game at Minnesota. He played the next two games, but it kept getting worse, so he has sat out the past two. ...

VIDEO: Brad Staubitz, Tim Jackman spend more time hugging than fighting

The Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames featured an unusual bout Tuesday evening in Calgary. Brad Staubitz and Tim Jackman left the confusion to some. Staubitz, however, is finding his way as an enforcer, with +20 minutes in the box and on to his third scrum of the season. He’s your average early 20s-something looking to solidify a spot in the NHL after taking on 13...

Wild fall short in San Jose

They say possession is 9/10ths of the law, and in NHL rules terms you can say an official's call is nearly 9/10th's provable guilt.  When officials make a call, its almost a given that half of the fans watching will love the call and about the same number will hate it.  They may gain some cheers for the calls benefiting the home team, but those fans can become instantly...

Wild begin road trip with win in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- he Minnesota Wild are getting impressive goaltending no matter who they start in net. Despite sitting out the past four games, Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots as the Wild won their fifth straight, a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. It was Backstrom's first start since Oct. 27, against Anaheim. Backup Josh Harding had started and...

Wild To Honor Boogaard November 27

On November 27, Minnesota Wild fans will get one more chance to say goodbye and to remember Derek Boogaard, the beloved tough guy who called Minnesota home for most of his professional career. Boogaard, who tragically passed away in May, w...

Recap: Calgary vs. Minnesota

Rust was not a problem for No. 1 goalie Niklas Backstrom.

Sharks 3, Wild 1

Patrick Marleau scored two power-play goals in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory over the Wild on Thursday night. Torrey Mitchell also scored in the second period for the Sharks, who have won eight of nine. Antii Niemi stopped 21 shots and remained undefeated in four games against the Wild. Kyle Brodziak...

Interview: YouTube Hockey Names Guy tells (almost) all

Guillaume Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild has, shall we say, a challenge name to pronounce for the layman. The NHL's official pronunciation guide tells us it's GEE-OHM lah-TEHN-drehs. YouTube sensation 'Runforthecube' disagrees, offering up an alternative on one of his 1,000 NHL player name videos: gully-OHM lah-TEEN-dress-aye. Eh, close enough. The videos produced...

Backstrom leads Wild past Flames

Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Game #15: Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks, Thursday November 10, 2011 at 9:30pm (CST), HP ...

Record Pts Div. Rank G/G GA/G PP% PK% Minnesota Wild (8-3-3) 19 2nd NW 2.21 (26) 1.79 (2) 12.5% (25) 82.6% (13) San Jose Sharks (4-4-1) 17 2nd Pacific 3.00 (6) 2.69 (16) 21.3% (7) 72.3% (29)   Minnesota Wild Top 5 Scorers: G A Pts 1. #15 Dany Heatley 5 5 10 2. #9 Mikko Koivu 1 8 9 3. #7...

Backstorm's 41 saves helps Wild put out Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Backstrom blanks Flames, Wild win 5th straight

Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
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