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Expectations higher for the Wild

The Wild’s first playoff game of the 2014 season is starting around now in Colorado. They have only ever been the favorite in the opening round of the playoffs once (Against the Avalanche, a series they lost in 2008) and have only won a post season series in 2003 (when they beat those Avs again, as well as the Vancouver Canucks). Their post season history includes a lot of the...
Via The Rhino and Compass
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild enter playoffs with more experience, different feeling than last year

Rewind to last April and the Minnesota Wild were left to win at Colorado on the season's final day to earn their first playoff appearance in five years. Minnesota's late qualifier earned it a matchup with the top-seed Chicago Blackhawks. Forward Jason Pominville, the Wild's big trade-deadline acquisition, was dealing with a concussion and unable to play anything but a...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Wild can beat the Avs

First off it's great to be back, sorry to all my readers who missed me the past month, I was working a practicum that was eating up almost all of my time, so I had to take some time off to do that. That being said, the NHL playoffs start on Wednesday and by winning the first wild card berth, Minnesota earned the right to play the lower seed division winner in the Western Conference...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Unfazed by loss, Wild prepare for Avalanche

Bring on the Colorado Avalanche. The Minnesota Wild had just wrapped up its regular season when thoughts immediately turned to their first-round playoff opponent, Central Division-winning Colorado. Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said the team was working out after Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. "The thing is, coming into the playoffs, we've just got to...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MY PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS - WESTERN CONFERENCE

Sadly, the Winnipeg Jets will not be participating in the NHL playoffs this Spring. Although Chevy and the Jets will be staying at home and watching, I'm excited to make some predictions for the 1st round.  You'll notice that I'm not a big fan of the "season series" per say. I strongly believe that games in October-December have very little to do with...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #82: Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators, Sunday 4-13-14, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (43-26-12)  98pts  4th in the Central 2.42 Goals For (25th) 2.36 Goals Against (6th) 17.7% Power Play (17th) 79.3% Penalty Kill (26th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 29G 28A = 57pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 27A = 55pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 42A = 53pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 23G 27A = 50pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 8G 35A = 43pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (42-26-12)  96pts  4th in the Central 2.40 Goals For (26th) 2.36 Goals Against (6th) 18% Power Play (16th) 79.3% Penalty Kill (27th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 29G 28A = 57pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 27A = 55pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 42A = 53pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 22G 27A = 49pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 8G 35A = 43pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle Brodziak...
Via State of Hockey News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards!

The NHL has gone wild. Well, for the postseason format at least. While the change, driven by division realignment, to the qualification and seeding system was slight, the final week of the regular season has slanted a little differently than in the past. Loosely following what other leagues -- the NFL and MLB -- have done for decades now, the NHL has added wild cards to the playoff...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild overcome Bruins, 4-3 in shootout

Well it was a tought night for the Bruins Tuesday as they couldn't overcome the Minnesota Wild as they took the 4-3 shootout loss.  The Bruins were without Jarome Iginla, who missed his third game in four days, as he deals with a lower-body injury still.  The Bruins got goals from key players, Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron and Loui Erikkson. Jason Pominville scored twice and...
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #79: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets, Monday 4-7-14, MTS Centre

Minnesota Wild (40-26-12)  92pts  4th in the Central 2.41 Goals For (26th) 2.38 Goals Against (6th) 18% Power Play (16th) 79.4% Penalty Kill (27th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 27G 27A = 54pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 25A = 53pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 39A = 50pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 22G 26A = 48pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 7G 35A = 42pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle Brodziak...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #78: Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday 4-5-14, 7:00pm CDT, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (39-26-12)  90pts  4th in the Central 2.39 Goals For (27th) 2.42 Goals Against (6th) 18.1% Power Play (14th) 79.2% Penalty Kill (27th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 27G 26A = 53pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 23A = 51pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 39A = 49pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 22G 25A = 47pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 7G 35A = 42pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle...
Via State of Hockey News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #77: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks 4/3/2014 @ 6:30PM CST at United Center

Minnesota Wild (39-26-11)  89pts  4th in the Central 2.40 Goals For (27th) 2.42 Goals Against (6th) 18.2% Power Play (15th) 79.4% Penalty Kill (27th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 27G 26A = 53pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 23A = 51pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 39A = 49pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 22G 25A = 47pts 5. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 8G 33A = 41pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21...
Via State of Hockey News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rallies from two-goal deficit to top Detroit in OT

Finally, the Wild felt justice prevailed Sunday night. Only the Wild can dominate a period the way it did in the first 20 minutes against the Detroit Red Wings and find itself trailing 2-zip at the buzzer. Only the Wild can expend that much energy, drip that much sweat, generate that many scoring chances, hold a team to 10 shots through two periods and find itself chasing an entire...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings waste Nyquist's effort, fall to Wild in OT

DETROIT (AP) -- Matt Moulson's goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Ryan Suter had two assists and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 13 shots. Gustav Nyquist scored twice to extend his goal-scoring streak...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Pominville Scores Broken Stick Goal Before 3rd Period

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville was breaking into the zone and fired this slapshot when his stick broke at the same time. Boston Bruins defenseman Andrej Meszaros tried to stop Pominville and when he threw out his stick, it connected with Pominville’s and broke his. Not something you see every day, but this is the equivalent to a broken bat home run. [@PeteBlackburn] The...
Via Diehardsport
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets win close one over Wild

After taking over 2nd place in the Metro on Thursday, the Blue Jackets slid back into the wild card spot thanks to Philadelphia's victory over Pittsburgh earlier today. With the Minnesota Wild locked in a playoff chase of their own, both teams were looking for points at any cost, and they played like it. Both Sergei Bobrovsky and Darcy Kuemper were lights out in the first period...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Granlund-Parise-Pominville line clicked from the start

With his team trailing Colorado 4-1 in the third period that January night, coach Mike Yeo needed to find something to give the Wild new life. So he sent a trio of the team’s most skilled forwards over the boards — Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville — in the hope that three brilliant individuals would be even better together. Creating line combinations is an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild get 'complacent' in shootout loss to Oilers

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- From the beginning on Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild didn't feel it on the bench. Minnesota's players couldn't find the missing ingredient even after a 3-0 first-period lead. What was missing? Excitement, intensity, urgency, pick your adjective courtesy of the Wild. "Even though we were up 3-0, there was a lack of excitement on the bench and in between...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Granlund fulfilling promise in second season with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise knew about the talent hidden in Mikael Granlund, but didn't fully appreciate the ability of the once-heralded phenom from Finland. Parise saw flashes of Granlund's immense talent last season in the first season for each with the Minnesota Wild. Granlund, the international star with the sterling Finnish background, was used by the team as a selling...
Via Fox Sports North
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild pick up 4-2 road win in Anaheim

The Minnesota Wild have accomplished what only one other team this season has been able to do - defeat the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Your Minnesota Wild did just that by a score of 4-2 with goals from Jason Pominville, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise and Erik Haula. The Wild withstood an early barrage from the NHL's best team in the opening minutes. Jason Pominville potted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild beat Blackhawks for third time in four games this season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Call them the standard, call them the measuring stick, the Chicago Blackhawks are the team against which the Minnesota Wild are judged. Minnesota's development and success is weighed against the Blackhawks, the Western Conference standard-bearer as the defending Stanley Cup champions. To get where the Wild aspire to be, they know they need to go through the...
Via Fox Sports North
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild hold off Blackhawks for 2-1 victory

Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night. The Wild, who lost to Chicago in five games in the first round of the playoffs last season, have won three of four against the Blackhawks this season. Chicago lost in regulation for only the second time since Dec...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild score early, hold on for 2-1 win over Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night. The Wild, who lost to Chicago in five games in the first round of the playoffs last season, have won three of four against the Blackhawks this season. Chicago lost in regulation for only the...
Via Fox Sports North
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Pominville dekes out Edmonton Goalie

Wow! What a nice goal... Jason Pominville is having a decent season for the wild and that was goal 19 on the year. With the goal Pominville now has (19g-14a—33pts) on the season. Related articlesHockey Wilderness Mid-Season reviews (hockeywilderness.com)
Via Goon's World
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pominville, Prosser propel Wild to victory over Oilers

Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist, Nate Prosser scored for the first time in 68 games, and the Minnesota Wild beat the new-look Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. Justin Fontaine and Jason Zucker also scored to help the Wild win for the sixth time in eight games and bounce back after getting shutout on Tuesday. Jordan Eberle scored his 15th goal for the Oilers, who...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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