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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks let a late lead slip, though the lost point won't matter.
Shoring up their special teams and avoiding lapses like this are on their to-do list entering the playoffs.
Cal Clutterbuck's tying tip-in with 3:12 left in regulation and Devin Setoguchi's shootout goal gave the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Thursday, and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville lamented afterward a performance by his team he called "too casual."
"We didn't have any pace. I thought we got away from the intensity of being on the power play and looking for an easier look as opposed to the intensity that's needed to just sustain the momentum of our game," Quenneville said.
Setoguchi's glove-side shot was the only one that went in during the skills contest, the 20th this season by the Wild to tie the NHL record. After a goal by Jamal Mayers gave the Blackhawks an early lead midway through the first period, Josh...
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THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: With Clayton Stoner out with an upper-body injury for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Tyler Cuma will make his long-awaited NHL debut. Cuma, 22, was Minnesota's first-round pick in 2008 and has battled countless injuries and setbacks over the past few seasons, including a torn ACL last season.
The defenseman was...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser is facing a likely suspension after giving a headbutt to the face of Chicago Blackhawks right winger Jamal Mayers during the first period of Thursday night's NHL game in Chicago.
Prosser and Mayers were caught up in a scrum on the side of the Blackhawks net when Prosser nailed Mayers in the face with the top of his helmet. Prosser...
ST. PAUL, Minn -- The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Nate Prosser for their final game of the season Saturday night against Phoenix.
Prosser was suspended one game by the NHL on Friday for his headbutt of Jamal Mayers at 18:19 of the first period during Minnesota's Thursday win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Prosser got just one game because Mayers wasn't seriously...
The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Tyler Cuma from their minor league affiliate for the final days of the regular season.
They made the move on Wednesday under emergency conditions. The Wild have a long list of injured players, with two more games left. They host Chicago on Thursday and Phoenix on Saturday.
If he plays, Cuma will become the latest first-round draft pick...
As the Western Conference playoff race heats up, the Blackhawks suffered a tough shootout loss in Minnesota. By virtue of Detroit losing in regulation and the Hawks picking up one point on Thursday night, a win by the Blackhawks on Saturday would bump make things … Continue reading →
ST. PAUL, Minn. When a team is down to six defensemen, one making his NHL debut, the last thing a coach wants is to see one of those players getting ejected in the first period.
That's exactly what Wild coach Mike Yeo witnessed on Thursday night at the beginning of Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks, but Nate Prosser's ejection for head-butting Jamal Mayers...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for a game because he head-butted Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
The NHL says Prosser will forfeit more than $3,800 for the hit at 18:19 of the first period. Prosser was given a major penalty and a game misconduct.
The Wild's next game is the regular-season finale Saturday night against Phoenix...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for one game for his head-butt on Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers in Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Thursday.Prosser was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct in the first period after he used his helmet to cut Mayer's lip in a scrum."I was shocked to have that happen," Mayers...
Prosser has a meeting today with the NHL for this head-butt. He was penalized five for head-butting and a game.
Last season, the Detroit Red Wings nearly dashed the Chicago Blackhawks' playoff hopes in the final game of the regular season.
This time, the Blackhawks could play a spoiler of sorts in Saturday's finale at Joe Louis Arena with a chance to help deny the Red Wings home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
Chicago fell 4-3 to visiting Detroit on the last day...
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