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Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo has earned his contract extension

Mike Yeo is the right man to lead the Minnesota Wild in their quest for a Stanley Cup, at least in the minds of the franchise’s front office. On Saturday afternoon Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced that Yeo has agreed to a three-year contract extension that’s believed to be worth around $3 million. For Wild fans, Yeo’s three-season tenure in Minnesota has been...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

HOW ON EARTH DID WE GET HERE?

The Minnesota Wild were perhaps lucky in their game three victory over Chicago, but deserve full measure for their game four win. THE SHOT DIFFERENTIAL This is from game four, the Wild won that game 4-2. Jonathan Toews got a steady diet of Ryan Suter and Jonas Brodin. TIME AGAINST TOEWS, IN MINNY 1. Jonas Brodin 12.3 minutes 2. Ryan Suter 11.3 minutes 3. Mario Scandella...
Via Puckrant.com
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WE HAVE A SERIES!

Zach Parise (JP's boy) and the Minnesota Wild have made it a series. The good thing about a do or die game in a series (and it was surely that) is that fans get to see the names of the players relied on. For Minnesota, Ryan Suter (31:30), Jonas Brodin (26:25) Marco Scandella (20:57) and Jared Spurgeon (20:52) were their defensive leaders. It should be mentioned that Brandon...
Via Puckrant.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #4: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche, Thursday 4-24-14, 8:30pm, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (1-2) 2.33 Goals For (13th) 3.00 Goals Against (11th) 12.5% Power Play (11th) 90.9% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 4A = 4pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 0G 3A = 3pts 3. #2 Charlie Coyle ~ 2G 0A = 2pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #6 Marco Scandella ~ 1G 1A = 2pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 14 PIM’s 2. #24 Matt Cooke ~ 6 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #3: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche, 4/21/14, 6:00pm, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (0-2) 3.0 Goals For (10th) 4.50 Goals Against (15th) 20.0% Power Play (9th) 85.7% Penalty Kill (6th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 3A = 3pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 0G 3A = 3pts 3. #2 Charlie Coyle ~ 2G 0A = 2pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #6 Marco Scandella ~ 1G 1A = 2pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 14 PIM’s 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs double up Wild, 4-2

DENVER (AP) -- Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead. The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of teenager Nathan MacKinnon, who had a goal and three assists. Stastny, the star of Game 1, also had a goal and three assists. His empty-netter...
Via Fox Sports North
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Series Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

Marco Scandella races for the puck against Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly. Playoffs?  Playoffs?!?!  Its the little sound bite that will haunt former NFL football coach Jim Mora for the rest of his days.  But seriously, we are talking about the playoffs.  It was something that some Wild fans, including myself were unsure if they would really happen as the team started another small...
Via State of Hockey News
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu, Scandella set to return for Wild at home tonight

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu and Marco Scandella are facing an NHL game Monday night with a bit of nerves. It's been almost a month since the Minnesota Wild has had their captain, Koivu, and one of their top-4 defenseman in Scandella because of injuries. Koivu and Scandella will both return to the lineup on Monday night as Minnesota returns home for a game for the first time...
Via Fox Sports North
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild put Scandella, Zucker on IR, recall Curry, Veilleux

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are making sure they have depth in the lineup heading into Thursday'€™s game at Edmonton to begin the post-Olympic break schedule. Minnesota recalled goaltender John Curry and forward Stephane Veilleux from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, while placing defenseman Marco Scandella and forward Jason Zucker on injured reserve...
Via Fox Sports North
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild Tuesday: Koivu, Scandella practice with Wild, Backstrom held out

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild learned how to win during January with some of their key players on the shelf. After the two-week Olympic break, Minnesota is hoping to be back at nearly full strength for Thursday's game at Edmonton. Center Mikko Koivu has been practicing with the team after having to skip the Olympics while recovering from ankle surgery and defenseman Marco...
Via Fox Sports North
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild Wednesday: Scandella expected to play after Olympic break

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Marco Scandella and the Minnesota Wild received good injury news for a change and a perfect scenario in terms of timing. Scandella, who is seventh on the team and fourth among defense with an average of 18 minutes, 13 seconds of ice time per game, sprained his right knee in Tuesday's 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Scandella will miss Thursday'...
Via Fox Sports North
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators-Wild Preview

The Nashville Predators felt happy to pick up a point their last time out. They might feel good about just getting a goal against the Minnesota Wild. The Wild have held the Predators scoreless for eight straight periods as they seek a fifth straight home win Thursday night. Nashville (25-23-9) has not played since Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss at St. Louis as it missed a chance...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild lethargic early in 3-0 home loss to Senators

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mike Yeo had seen his Minnesota Wild win five of their past six games with gritty, short-handed performances and solid goaltending, putting any residual effects from a season-high six-game losing streak behind them. Returning home for a three-game homestand, where Minnesota was 16-6-2 this season, was bound to add another push to the Wild's playoff hopes. The...
Via Fox Sports North
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild responds well to loss by shutting out Nashville

Mike Yeo had one question for his team Sunday morning: “How do we bounce back?” The youngest coach in the NHL was guarding against a letdown from his super-young team after the Wild felt it deserved better than seeing its four-game winning streak wiped out the night before by Colorado. Yeo told his players, “What we did two, three, four games ago, it’s absolutely meaningless...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators give up first goal, fail to catch up

After giving up the first goal for the 25th time in 47 games, the Nashville Predators fell 4-0 to their Central Division rivals, the Minnesota Wild, on Sunday night. At 12:03 of the first period, Minnesota’s Dany Heatley put the Wild up 1-0, and they never looked back. The loss means that, for the 22nd time this season, Nashville lost when allowing the first goal. “It’s tough...
Via The Predatorial
January 13, 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 put end to losing streak with victory over Sabres

Jason Pominville scored another goal against his old team, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Thursday night to stop a franchise-record streak of six straight losses in regulation. Marco Scandella scored, just 106 seconds before Pominville. Jason Zucker had the third goal in the second period against Ryan Miller, one of the three goalies recently picked for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild stop skid with 4-1 win over Sabres

Jason Pominville scored another goal against his old team, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Thursday night to stop a franchise-record streak of six straight losses in regulation. Marco Scandella scored, just 106 seconds before Pominville. Jason Zucker had the third goal in the second period against Ryan Miller, one of the three goalies recently picked for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild snap losing streak with 4-1 win over Sabres

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville scored another goal against his old team, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Thursday night to stop a franchise-record streak of six straight losses in regulation. Marco Scandella scored, just 106 seconds before Pominville. Jason Zucker had the third goal in the second period against Ryan Miller, one of the three goalies...
Via Fox Sports North
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Late goal gives Wild 4-3 victory over defending champion Blackhawks

It happened in a span of less than seven minutes, sending a chill through Xcel Energy Center that matched the frigid air outdoors. Chicago, the best team in the NHL, took a 2-0 Wild lead and turned it inside out by scoring three consecutive goals. In years past, that might have been enough to knock the Wild off its game. Not on Thursday, when the team was determined to scratch its...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild-Blue Jackets Preview

The Minnesota Wild are known for great goaltending. The Columbus Blue Jackets won't have last season's Vezina Trophy winner for an extended period of time. The Wild seek a third straight win Friday night when they visit a Blue Jackets team adjusting to life without Sergei Bobrovsky. These teams battled to the final day of the regular season in 2012-13, with Minnesota edging...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild look to tee off on Blue Jackets team missing Sergei Bobrovsky

The Minnesota Wild are known for great goaltending.The Columbus Blue Jackets won't have last season's VezinaTrophy winner for an extended period of time.The Wild seek a third straight win Friday night when theyvisit a Blue Jackets team adjusting to life without Sergei Bobrovsky.These teams battled to the final day of the regular seasonin 2012-13, with Minnesota edging out...
Via Fox Sports North
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Scandella scores game-winner as Wild edge Blackhawks

Last spring, the Chicago Blackhawks disposed of the Minnesota Wild in five games of the first-round playoff series on their way to the Stanley Cup championship. With the Blackhawks now a Central Division rival in the realigned NHL, the Wild have their hands full. But they've clearly closed the gap. Marco Scandella's slap shot with 1:48 left, the defenseman's first goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild go down but not out in resilient win over Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In one minute, the tides of Thursday'sgame between Minnesota and Chicago completely turned. The Wild's early two-goallead disappeared just 43 seconds into the third period at Xcel Energy Center asthe defending Stanley Cup champions went on to take the lead.That early advantage for Minnesota was gone, and the Wildwere down but far from out. Instead of buckling...
Via Fox Sports North
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild go down but not out in resilient win over Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In one minute, the tides of Thursday'sgame between Minnesota and Chicago completely turned. The Wild's early two-goallead disappeared just 43 seconds into the third period at Xcel Energy Center asthe defending Stanley Cup champions went on to take the lead.That early advantage for Minnesota was gone, and the Wildwere down but far from out. Instead of buckling...
Via Fox Sports North
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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