KYLE BRODZIAK NEWS

Wild miss chance to take control of series with OT loss to Avalanche in Game 1

Everything was going the Minnesota Wild's way through the second period on Thursday night in the playoff opener at Colorado. Minnesota held a 4-2 lead. The much-maligned Kyle Brodziak had scored his first career playoff goal and rookie Erik Haula kept up his production even while moving to the fourth line because Mikael Granlund returned to the lineup. The Wild added a power...
Via Fox Sports North
12 hours 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

Links of the Day 4/11/14

If you like the weather today, please don’t look at the weather forecast for the weekend. The Gophers scored in the final second to advance to the Frozen Four final. Ghanaian soccer star has too much money. The Champions League is down to 4 teams. SCOREBOARD MLB Oakland 6, Minnesota 1 – The Twins are still looking for their first home win of the season. Chicago 7, Cleveland 3...
Via The Rhino and Compass
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild win 4-2 against the Blues

In a game straight out of Bizarro land, the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 tonight. It was the first win for the Wild in a match against the Blues in 10 games. Kyle Brodziak scored not one, but two goals. In the opponents net, and with an actual goalie in said net. An OLYMPIC goalie even. Matt Cooke pulled a penalty. John Curry was freaking fantastic (more on him later). The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell’s Christian Folin Picks Up Assist In NHL Debut With Wild

UMass Lowell defenseman Christian Folin was one of the most coveted college hockey free agents this season, and when the Riverhawks’ season ended in the NCAA tournament, the 23-year-old signed with the Minnesota Wild. He made his NHL debut Thursday night and picked up an assist on Kyle Brodziak’s third-period goal in Minnesota’s 4-2 win over the Central Division-leading St...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry makes 43 saves in debut as Wild beat Blues 4-2

Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry makes 43 saves in debut as Wild beat Blues 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter added a goal and an assist to help the Wild snap a nine-game losing streak against the Blues and win for the sixth time in seven games. St. Louis dropped its fourth straight and also lost...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' slide continues with 4-2 setback at Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter added a goal and an assist to help the Wild snap a nine-game losing streak against the Blues and win for the sixth time in seven games. St. Louis dropped its fourth straight and also lost star...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry, Wild extend Blues' slide with 4-2 win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry and Wild stand tall in 4-2 win over Blues

Kyle Brodziak dangles the puck around a sprawling T.J. Oshie.   I will admit, I am barely invested in tonight’s Wild game.  If I had my choice, I would take this game off.  The game that is on television right now that has my interest, isn’t even an NHL game.  The game I would rather watch is the North Dakota vs Minnesota game in the Frozen Four semi-final game.  Union...
Via State of Hockey News
7 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

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

Wild's win isn't pretty, but effective

They can’t all be works of art — and Monday’s game was certainly not that. The Wild wasn’t at its best in a sometimes-choppy game against the Calgary Flames. But it doesn’t matter. The Wild keeps winning and, quite frankly, couldn’t have scripted the way it has come out of the Olympic break better. Three games, three wins, the latest being a grind-it-out 3-2 victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild extend wild-card playoff edge with fifth straight win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The worry for the Minnesota Wild coming off the Olympic break was continuing the momentum that had seen Minnesota go from out of a playoff position to the wild-card leader in the Western Conference. The three-week break in February for the Olympics allowed many players to rest, others to recover from injuries. The biggest challenge was re-establishing the success...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild douse Flames, stretch win streak to 5

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jared Spurgeon's power-play goal in the third period helped the Minnesota Wild notch their season-high fifth straight win, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Kyle Brodziak also scored, rookie Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots during his 15th start in a row, and the Wild raised their record at home to 22-7-2. Playing in front of their fans for the...
Via Fox Sports North
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's third line turning solid defense into goals

At the end of a franchise-record six-game losing streak, Wild coach Mike Yeo was calling on players -- any players -- to score goals. That included pleas to third- and fourth-line players not usually in scoring roles. In the eight games since, the Wild are 6-2-0 and have scored at least four goals five times. And despite its emphasis on shutting down opponents' top line, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild notebook: Konopka claimed on waivers by Sabres

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Looking for two-way play throughout all four lines, the Minnesota Wild exposed center Zenon Konopka to waivers Thursday knowing they might lose the veteran enforcer to another team. On Friday, Konopka was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres, who Minnesota beat 4-1 on Thursday night. "It was not about being prepared to move on without him," Wild coach Mike Yeo...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild gets back on winning track with 4-1 win over Buffalo

Victory music in the locker room, smiles on faces, the head coach actually cracking jokes in the postgame news conference? The event level of Xcel Energy Center offered evidence of a triumphant Wild team Thursday night. The palpable tension and melancholy mood that has been submerging the franchise lately disappeared for at least one evening as the Wild snatched a 4-1 victory from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild get back to defensive style to snap six-game losing streak

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The music could be heard outside the Minnesota Wild locker room for the first time in two weeks. The smiles on the faces spoke to the relief Thursday night's 4-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres provided. For one night, Minnesota could feel good. Jason Pominville scored against his former team for the second straight game. Kyle Brodziak snapped a 30-game goal...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild getting good 'D' from third line

One reason Wild coach Mike Yeo scrapped his three-scoring-lines system after just two periods last week was the need for a checking line, he said. On a team rooted in defense, he believed it was important to return to a third line that concentrated on shutting down opponents' top lines. That, after all, was the reason Matt Cooke was brought in last spring and Devin Setoguchi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bolts D Gudas grows into more than hit machine

Looking like a hunter stalking prey Radko Gudas lined up Minnesota’s Kyle Brodziak and delivered a text book hip check sending Brodziak head-over-heels into the side boards. The play elicited a roar from the crowd and a retaliation penalty from Wild defenseman Marco Scandella. When executed properly the hip check is a lost art form capable of giving a lift to the bench and forcing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild encouraged by season-opening performance

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke really couldn't have imagined his start in a Minnesota Wild sweater to go quite like his first shift in Thursday's regular-season opener. Cooke, known for his agitating play and not his goal-scoring prowess, scored 64 seconds into the game. He wasn't sure if the goal would be counted, as his forward momentum appeared to have him kicking...
Via Fox Sports North
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild encouraged by season-opening performance

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke really couldn't have imagined his start in a Minnesota Wild sweater to go quite like his first shift in Thursday's regular-season opener. Cooke, known for his agitating play and not his goal-scoring prowess, scored 64 seconds into the game. He wasn't sure if the goal would be counted, as his forward momentum appeared to have him kicking...
Via Fox Sports North
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild's Brodziak hopes to rebound after lost season

Last season’s shortened dash to the finish line was so unique many players around the NHL who started poorly didn’t have a chance to step back and catch their breath. “It just felt like you were clawing away all year long and couldn’t quite grab hold” coach Mike Yeo said regarding the Wild’s Exhibit A of this — veteran center Kyle Brodziak. Two seasons ago Brodziak...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild focusing on missed opportunities, power play

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild assembled at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Wednesday preparing for their flight to Chicago understanding the uphill climb they face in their first-round playoff series against the top-seeded Blackhawks. After Tuesday's 3-0 loss at home, splitting the two games in Minnesota with Chicago, the Wild know the challenges they face. Their focus...
Via Fox Sports North
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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