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ST. PAUL, Minn. Ever since star forward Zach Parise signed his mega-contract last summer with the Minnesota Wild, coach Mike Yeo had dreamed of putting Parise with center Mikko Koivu and wing Dany Heatley.
Yeo felt the three could complement each other well and become the top scoring line Minnesota has sought for years, while also being responsible defensively. Yeo had time to change his mind when the lockout robbed him of the chance to see his improved team on the ice. Inevitably though, he kept coming back to those first thoughts he had last summer.
Now, Parise, Koivu and Heatley are demonstrating the potential Yeo dreamed about months ago.
Together since the beginning of training camp, Parise, Koivu and Heatley have combined for 11 of the Wild's 18 goals to lead Minnesota to the top of the Northwest Division with a 4-2-1 record.
"We're talking about the guys that shift after shift you're hoping they can go out and create some offense, but this is the line that h...
BEST OF MAXIM
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: Where is the depth? Where is the secondary scoring? In the first five games of the season, those questions were constantly fired at coach Mike Yeo. The top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley has been as advertised. The three were dominant from the get-go and combined for 10 of Minnesota's 13 goals in the first five games. Still the question...
ST. PAUL, Minn. When the Minnesota Wild went on their summer shopping spree to land big-name free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, fans of the team envisioned long playoff runs, Stanley Cups and parades down the streets of St. Paul.
All of the hype surrounding Parise and Suter overshadowed one important fact. The first step for Minnesota is getting back into the playoffs, after...
Josh Harding's story has been pretty miraculous. The goaltender recently picked up a shutout for the Minnesota Wild in his first game back after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, Harding's start against the Chicago Blackhawks was a bumpy one, earning Harding some time on the bench not even seven minutes into the first period.
As Niklas Backstrom...
Matt Cullen scored 90 seconds into the game and again in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, handing the Blackhawks their first loss in seven games this season.
Cullen's snap shot in the third round slipped between Corey Crawford's legs, and Patrick Sharp then hit the crossbar for Chicago. The Blackhawks and San Jose were the...
Despite playing a shortened season, the NHL has not been short on fantastic plays so far this year. On a 5-on-3 powerplay in the first period, Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was left open on the back door and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford dove across to make the miraculous save.The Blackhawks are currently 6-0 and are looking to extend their unbeaten...
The WCHA was well represented tonight. Here is the video of the shootout. Shooting is former Fighting Sioux forwards Zach Parise and Jonathan Toews. Also, Mikko Koivu, Patrick. Kane, former Saint Cloud State Husky Matt Cullen and Patrick Sharp shootout attempts.
Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews has a 50 percent success rate in the shootouts. That's incredible in my opinion.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With the Chicago Blackhawks off to the best start in their long franchise history, it was likely to take an extra effort to beat them. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Wild logged that extra effort, throughout overtime and a shootout and handed the Blackhawks their first loss. Zach Parise and Matt Cullen scored in the shootout as the Wild won, 3-2. Cullen also scored...
After a three-game losing streak negated their quick start to the season, a pair of victories have the Minnesota Wild feeling good again.
A third straight win Friday night against Anaheim would further boost their confidence, as they'll be facing a Ducks team that's coming off a shootout loss but off to a good start to 2013.
The Wild (4-2-1) couldn't maintain their...
What a save by the Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford on Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, words really can't describe it.
Minnesota Wild (4-2-1) 9pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.57 Goals For per Game (17th in the NHL)
2.71 Goals Against per Game (15th in the NHL)
19th ranked Power Play (16.7%)
8th ranked Penalty Kill (84.6%)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 5G 4A = 9pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 2G 6A = 8pts
3. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 4G 2A = 6pts
4. #77 Tom Gilbert ~ 2G 4A...
New Jersey Devils (3-0-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (4-3-0)
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"Today Zach Parise leads the Pittsburgh Penguins into battle against his former team, the New Jersey Devils" - Headlines according to Hockey Insiderrrrrrrrrr.
In reality, Zach Boychuk will make his Penguins debut alongside...