Found March 02, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
Perhaps preparing to be without No. 1 goaltender Niklas Backstrom for a an extended period, the Minnesota Wild on Friday called up goalie Matt Hackett from the Houston Aeros of the NHL. Backstrom stopped five of six shots before leaving Thursday's night's loss to the Montreal Canadiens with a leg injury at the 2:52 mark of the first period, and his status for Friday night's game against the Red Wings in Detroit is unknown. Backstrom needed assistance from the Wild's team trainer to get to his feet after making a save and didn't put pressure on his left leg as he skated off the ice. Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher told CBC that the injury is not a short-term issue. No. 2 goalie Josh Harding made 19 saves after taking over for Backstrom in the 5-4 shootout defeat. Harding, who was red-hot as a fill-in for Backstrom early in the season, is 0-3-1 with a 3.54 goals-against average in his last four games. Hackett, 21, is 2-0-0 with a 0.68 GAA and a .979 save percentage ...

Video: Setoguchi falls during shootout attempt

Earlier tonight, Minnesota Wild right winger Devin Setoguchi had one of the moments in life that you would like to forget about. Setoguchi needed to score a goal to continue the Wild's shootout with the Montreal Canadiens. Devin set up and sped towards goaltender Carey Price who got ready to make the save. Price didn't need to do that much as Setoguchi fell prior to attempting the shot:

Video- Wild Lose Niklas Backstrom To Leg Injury

Elliotte Friedman tweeted, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said it didn’t look like a short-term injury for Backstrom. Very unfortunate.

Video of Devin Setoguchi's embarrassing shootout attempt

Since being traded to the Minnesota Wild Devin Setoguchi has had some pretty memorable moments. Unfortunately, Thursday night's shootout blunder may be the most remembered and talked about moment Setoguchi has had since joining his new team. We'll quickly paint the scene. After a tough 60 minutes, the Minnesota Wild and the Montreal Canadiens were level at four goals a piece...

Minnesota Wild forward Erik Christensen won't play tonight against Canadiens

MONTREAL - Forward Erik Christensen, who has a -5 plus-minus rating in his past three games and played a key role in a goal allowed by the Minnesota Wild during their 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, will be scratched tonight for the first time since the team traded for him on Feb. 3. Christensen hasn't scored a goal or registered an assist in 12 games, though he...

VIDEO: Minnesota Wild’s Devin Setoguchi’s shoot out tumble earns ranks of best blunders

Devin Setoguchi’s tumbler during the shootout against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night earned the Wild winger a spot among the best blunders during the shootout. In fact, it may be the best yet. If recent history has served us best, there has been some good ones. Let’s take a look at a few of them: 3. Ilya Kovalchuk Back in November of 2010, Ilya Kovalchuk of...

New Wild players adjusting to new system

THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Adjusting to a new system -- that's what the four Minnesota Wild players acquired in the past week are trying to do. "It is always tough to learn a new system," said defenseman Kurtis Foster. Foster and the other players will rely on practice time and video to get them up to speed on the new system. Tom Gilbert, acquired from Edmonton on...

Devin Setoguchi shootout fail

Minnesota Wild winger Devin Setoguchi failed to do something he's been doing for probably the better part of 25 years - skate. Somehow, some way the Wild found themselves in a shootout against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Down 4-1 with four minutes to go, the Wild provided a, well, Wild finish. Minnesota forced overtime and judging by the post title, you know that the game...

David Setoguchi’s shootout attempt is your epic hockey fail of the night

The Minnesota Wild were in Montreal to take on the Canadiens, and following a furious third period comeback by the Wild to tie the game 4-4 after being down by three heading into the final period, the two teams went to a shootout after overtime solved nothing.  The Habs’ David Desharnais scored on his attempt to put Montreal ahead in the glorified skills competition, which left...

Canadiens 5, Wild 4, SO

David Desharnais scored in regulation and in a shootout as the Montreal Canadiens pulled out a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild, despite blowing a three-goal lead in the third period Thursday night. The Wild trailed 4-1 going into the final four minutes of regulation and scored three times. Matt Kassian got his second of the game, and Dany Heatley scored before Devin Setoguchi tied...

Game #65: Minnesota Wild vs Detroit Red Wings, Friday March 2nd, 2012 at 6:30pm (CST), Joe ...

Record Pts Div. Rank G/G GA/G PP% PK% Minnesota Wild (28-26-10) 66 4th Northwest 2.14 (29) 2.56 (10) 15.4% (25) 82.3% (12) Detroit Red Wings (42-19-3) 87 1st Central 3.05 (5) 2.33 (6) 17.5% (14) 82.1% (15)   Minnesota Wild Top 5 Scorers: G A Pts 1. #15 Dany Heatley 20 26 46 2. #9 Mikko Koivu 10...
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