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Patrik Laine Joins Finnish World Championship Team

The Finnish National Team is inviting 18-year-old budding star Patrik Laine to play at the 2016 World Championship, reports Jouni Nieminen. Laine is just one day removed from winning the Jari Kurri Trophy for the best player in the Finnish Elite League postseason. He lead the postseason with 10 goals and tied for third with 15 points. Laine is a 2016 draft eligible prospect, expected...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

2016 NHL Playoff Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars 4/22/2016 @ 8:30PM CST at American Airlines Arena

Minnesota Wild trail the series 3-1 2.00 Goals For Per Game (12th in the NHL) 3.00 Goals Against Per Game (14th in the NHL) 16.7% Power Play (11th in the NHL) 80% Penalty Kill (10th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 3G 1A = 4pts 2. #56 Erik Haula ~ 1G 2A = 3pts 3. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 0G 3A = 3pts 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #16 Jason Zucker ~ 0G 2A...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Poor 2nd Period Discipline Allows Dallas to Earn a 3-2 Win and a 3-1 Series Lead

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 18: (L-R) Jason Pominville #29, Erik Haula #56 and Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars by Haula during the second period of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2016 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty...
Via State of Hockey News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Playoffs Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars 4/20/2016 @ 8:30PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild trail series 2-1 2.00 Goals For Per Game (15th in the NHL) 3.00 Goals Against Per Game (12th in the NHL) 22.2% Power Play (6th in the NHL) 92.3% Penalty Kill (3rd in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 2G 1A = 3pts 2. #56 Erik Haula ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 3. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 4. #24 Mathew Dumba ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 5. #7 Chris Porter ~ 1G 0A = 1pt...
Via State of Hockey News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Stars

Less than five minutes into Game 3, it looked like the series was as good as over. The Dallas Stars had a 2-0 lead in the series and the game, and the Minnesota Wild were on their way to 400 minutes of postseason hockey without a lead.But by the end of the second period, that span was over, and 20 minutes later, so was a six-game playoff losing streak. Rather than being up against...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars look to take back control of series against Wild in Game 4

Less than five minutes into Game 3, it looked like the series was as good as over. The Dallas Stars had a 2-0 lead in the series and the game, and the Minnesota Wild were on their way to 400 minutes of postseason hockey without a lead.But by the end of the second period, that span was over, and 20 minutes later, so was a six-game playoff losing streak. Rather than being up against...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Stars-Wild Game 4: Why Haula, Spezza matchup will be key (if Ruff lets it happen again)

Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild When: 8:30 p.m. today TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK-AM 1310, KTCK-FM 96.7StorylineThe Wild rallied from a 2-0 deficit four minutes into Game 3 and ended up winning 5-3. That means home teams have won every game so far in this series. The Stars are up 2-1 heading into Game 4. Fans are waiting to see how Dallas reacts to playoff adversity.Key matchup: Erik Haula...
Via SportsDay
13 days ago

Haula, third line spark Wild's offense against Stars

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have several forwards with higher salaries and higher profiles than Erik Haula.Determining one who's been more valuable lately than the 25-year-old center and former seventh-round draft pick would be a difficult project."He's always dangerous with the puck. Everyone can see that, but I think the way he defends, blocking shots and things like...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Haula-led 3rd line helps Wild stay in series vs. Stars

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have several forwards with higher salaries and higher profiles than Erik Haula. Determining one who's been more valuable lately than the 25-year-old center and former seventh-round draft pick would be a difficult project. ''He's always dangerous with the puck. Everyone can see that, but I think the way he defends, blocking shots and things...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild surge back to beat Stars in Game 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist and the Minnesota Wild roared back from an early two-goal deficit to beat Dallas 5-3 on Monday night and slice the Stars' lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals to 2-1.Chris Porter put the Wild on the board in the final minute of the first period, their first even-strength goal of the series. Erik Haula added...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rally for 5-3 win over Stars in game 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist and the Minnesota Wild roared back from an early two-goal deficit to beat Dallas 5-3 on Monday night and slice the Stars' lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals to 2-1.Chris Porter put the Wild on the board in the final minute of the first period, their first even-strength goal of the series. Erik Haula added...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild finally score in 2-1 loss in Game 2 against Stars, down 2-0 in series

DALLAS, TX – APRIL 14: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Minnesota Wild in the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) After Thursday night, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stomach...
Via State of Hockey News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seguin returns for Stars in Game 2 vs. Wild with Haula back

DALLAS (AP) Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin has returned to the lineup for the first time in a month. Seguin is back for Game 2 of the Stars' opening-round playoff game against Minnesota on Saturday night. He had missed the last 10 games of the regular season and the playoff opener because of a slight cut of his left Achilles suffered March 17. Seguin had 73 points in 72 games...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How much Stars' attendance has risen under Gaglardi; Ruff: Fans 'can be the extra man for us'

The Wild were without Zach Parise (upper body), Thomas Vanek (upper body) and Erik Haula (lower body). Parise and Vanek did not make the trip to Dallas. Haula is day to day.Parise led the Wild in goal scoring with 25 this season.Stars bringing fans backThe Stars have pushed their attendance up under new owner Tom Gaglardi. Dallas ranked 28th in 2011-12 when Gaglardi took over at...
Via SportsDay
18 days ago

Wild look for increased offensive production vs. high-powered Stars

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Dallas Stars have a high-octane offense that no team in the NHL this season could match.The Minnesota Wild must at least come close in order to compete in their first-round playoff series.Starting with the league's second-leading scorer, Jamie Benn, the Stars will be a lot for the Wild to handle. As most teams would, the Wild have stressed a defense-first approach...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ailing Wild need more goals than they've been getting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Dallas Stars have a high-octane offense that no team in the NHL this season could match. The Minnesota Wild must at least come close in order to compete in their first-round playoff series that starts Thursday. Starting with the league's second-leading scorer, Jamie Benn, the Stars will be a lot for the Wild to handle. As most teams would, the Wild have...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Senators

Both the Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators put together remarkable second-half runs to reach last season's playoffs. Only one seems headed for an encore.Nearing a fourth consecutive postseason trip, the resurgent Wild aim for a seventh straight win in Thursday night's meeting with the visiting Senators.The Wild are on pace to extend another roller-coaster season by coming through...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild sweep season series against Blackhawks with 4-1 win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jared Spurgeon, Erik Haula and Nino Niederreiter scored in the third period to lift surging Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, stretching the Wild's season-long winning streak to six straight games.Marian Hossa had the goal for Chicago, the 499th of his career. The Blackhawks played without their two top defensemen, because...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild surge past Blackhawks 4-1 for 6th straight win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jared Spurgeon, Erik Haula and Nino Niederreiter scored in the third period to lift surging Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, stretching the Wild's season-long winning streak to six straight games. Marian Hossa had the goal for Chicago, the 499th of his career. The Blackhawks played without their two top defensemen, because...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild 3, Blackhawks 2 (SO)

CHICAGO -- Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Erik Haula and Nino Niederreiter scored for the Wild during regulation. Minnesota (34-28-11) beat the Blackhawks for the sixth consecutive regular-season game, including a 4-0-0 mark this season. The Wild improved to 11-6-1 under interim...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild Escape with 3-2 Shootout Victory Over Carolina

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 26: Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates scoring a short-handed goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) “You gotta know when to hold...
Via State of Hockey News
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Hurricanes

Frustrated and embarrassed, the Minnesota Wild must find a way to move on from a rough finish to their latest road trip.A visit from the Carolina Hurricanes might help.Looking to avoid a third consecutive loss overall and at home, the Wild try to continue their success against the Hurricanes on Saturday.Minnesota (32-28-11) opened a three-game trip with a 4-1 victory over Montreal...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild start road trip with 4-1 win over Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Mikael Granlund scored twice, Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Saturday night.Nino Niederreiter opened the scoring for Minnesota and Erik Haula added an empty-netter.Mark Barberio scored for Montreal in the first period. Mike Condon stopped 18 of 21 shots.The Wild entered in ninth place in the Western Conference and...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild fight off Panthers for big win at home

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Erik Haula scored midway through the third period to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.Charlie Coyle and Jason Pominville also scored for Minnesota, which ended a nine-game winless streak (0-6-3) at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild technically won a "home" game last Sunday beating Chicago in a Stadium Series contest at...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Haula’s Late Goal Lifts Wild to 3-1 Win over Florida

SUNRISE, FL – NOVEMBER 24: Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild scores a goal past goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on November 24, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Wild defeated the Panthers 4-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) A week ago, I was sitting up in the nosebleeds at TCF Bank Stadium watching the Minnesota Wild crush...
Via State of Hockey News
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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