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2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Series Preview

Minnesota Wild (46-28-8)  100pts  4th in the Central Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 33G  29A = 62pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 18G  36A = 54pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  31A = 52pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  34A = 48pts 5. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 8G  31A = 39pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #44 Chris Stewart ~ 88 PIM’s 2. #6 Marco Scandella ~ 56 PIM’s 3. #18 Ryan Carter ~ 55 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #80: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks 4/7/2015 @ 7:30PM CST at United Center

Minnesota Wild (44-27-8)  96pts  4th in the Central 2.77 Goals For (13th) 2.42 Goals Against (5th) 15.4% Power Play (28th) 86.5% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 32G  28A = 60pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 17G  35A = 52pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  30A = 51pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  33A = 47pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 24G  13A = 37pts Top 3 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #79: Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets 4/6/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (44-26-8)  96pts  4th in the Central 2.81 Goals For (12th) 2.42 Goals Against (6th) 15.6% Power Play (28th) 86.7% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 32G  28A = 60pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 17G  35A = 52pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  30A = 51pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  33A = 47pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 24G  13A = 47pts Top 3 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Koivu out with eye injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was a late scratch from Saturday night's game with the Detroit Red Wings because of an eye injury. He is listed day to day. The Wild center participated in warmups before his scratch was announced. He was one of three Minnesota players - Charlie Coyle and Jason Pominville were the others - to have played in all Wild games this...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #77: Minnesota Wild vs. New York Rangers 4/2/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (44-25-7)  95pts  4th in the Central 2.83 Goals For (11th) 2.42 Goals Against (6th) 15.7% Power Play (28th) 87.1% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 30G  28A = 58pts 2. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 20G  30A = 50pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 16G  33A = 49pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  33A = 47pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 24G  13A = 47pts Top 3 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Koivu Finning for 500

Fourteen years ago, during the 2001 NHL Entry Level Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected an 18-year-old from Turku, Finland with the sixth overall pick. Flash-forward to this season and the now 32-year-old Mikko Koivu sits just one point away from reaching the milestone of 500 career points. The play of your team starts with the […] The post Captain Koivu Finning for 500 appeared...
Via Along the Boards
27 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Dubnyk stops 31 shots as Wild beat Kings 4-1

Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals, and Devan Dubnyk had 31 saves in his 35th straight start with Minnesota to lead the Wild past the L.A. Kings 4-1 on Saturday night. Niederreiter had a power-play goal with 3:03 left to play and Koivu added an empty netter with 1:22 remaining to seal Minnesota's fifth straight win. The Wild snapped the Kings' three-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Koivu, Niederreiter and Stewart oh my as Wild prevail 4-1 over the Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 31: Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings and Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild skate after a puck during the second period at Staples Center on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Are you staying up later to tune into late-night hockey games?  Are you finding yourself checking out scores almost obsessively...
Via State of Hockey News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild double up Flames, 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

3rd period surge powers Wild to 4-2 victory over Calgary

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 18: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames battles Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 18, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) “Anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it, anyway you want it, she said anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it,”...
Via State of Hockey News
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek, Koivu, Parise score in third to lift Wild past Flames

  Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild have won four in...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek, Koivu, Parise score in third, Wilds beat Flames 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Six different players score for Wild in win over Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday. Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu contributed goals, too, and Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter each had two assists for the Wild, who improved to an NHL-best 22-6-2 since trading for...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mistakes and lack of puck luck doom Wild in 2-1 loss to Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 17: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild wins a faceoff against Ryan Kesler #17 of the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on October 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) A little over a month ago, KFAN‘s Brandon Mileski and Pat Micheletti were talking about the Wild’s season which was in a pretty...
Via State of Hockey News
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild acquire Chris Stewart, Jordan Leopold

The Minnesota Wild made two moves prior to Monday’s trade deadline. The Wild acquired Chris Stewart from the Sabres and sent Buffalo a econd-round pick in the 2017 draft. The Stewart deal came shortly after Minnesota acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Columbus Blue Jacketsfor Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick. Stewart, 27, has 11 goals and 25 points in 61...
Via Sports-Glory
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild score team-record 6 times in third period to beat Stars

  The Minnesota Wild have been on quite a run the past month, but they'd never had a period like the final one Sunday night. Zach Parise scored twice and the Wild set a franchise record with six goals in the third period of a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. The Wild are an NHL-best 11-1-1 since the All-Star break, outscoring the opposition 40-19 during that stretch to get into...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Road Reaction: Wild 3, Flames 2 (OT)

The Calgary Flames are one of the NHL's best comeback teams and also dangerous in overtime. The Minnesota Wild overcame another Calgary rally. Minnesota carried a 2-1 lead after the first period, but the Flames tied the score midway through the third. Each team earned a point, but the Wild took the extra point when Mikko Koivu scored early in overtime. Koivu's goal helped Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild fend off Flames in overtime

CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikko Koivu scored 1:50 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Alone in the slot, Koivu took a pass from Charlie Coyle and moved in on Jonas Hiller. Koivu put a shot over the goalie's shoulder for his ninth goal this season. The Wild improved to 5-7 in overtime. The Flames fell to 11-4. Justin Fontaine...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild fend off Flames in overtime

CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikko Koivu scored 1:50 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Alone in the slot, Koivu took a pass from Charlie Coyle and moved in on Jonas Hiller. Koivu put a shot over the goalie's shoulder for his ninth goal this season. The Wild improved to 5-7 in overtime. The Flames fell to 11-4. Justin Fontaine...
Via Fox Sports North
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Koivu scores OT winner, lifts Wild to victory over Flames

  Mikko Koivu scored 1:50 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Alone in the slot, Koivu took a pass from Charlie Coyle and moved in on Jonas Hiller. Koivu put a shot over the goalie's shoulder for his ninth goal this season. The Wild improved to 5-7 in overtime. The Flames fell to 11-4. Justin Fontaine and Matt Dumba...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dumba, Koivu bail out Wild in 3-2 Overtime Road Victory Over Calgary

CALGARY, AB – JANUARY 29: T.J. Brodie #7 (C) and Mark Giordano #5 (R) of the Calgary Flames fight for the puck in front of their net against Thomas Vanek #26 of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 29, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Minnesota Wild defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) Bad ice, jet leg,...
Via State of Hockey News
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubnyk keeps winning as surging Wild get past Panthers

  Jason Pominville and Zach Parise each scored on assists from Mikko Koivu, and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 victory on Thursday over the Florida Panthers. The Wild improved to 9-1-2 in their past 12 games, all with Dubnyk in net. Nick Bjugstad scored in his return home, but goalie Roberto Luongo fell to 3-10-2 in his career at Xcel Energy Center...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk experiencing a resurgence in Minnesota

Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports   It seems like just yesterday when the entire world was blaming head coach Mike Yeo for the Minnesota Wild’s troubles. Turns out maybe he wasn’t the issue after all. That has become somewhat apparent since the arrival of goalie Devan Dubnyk. Yes, that’s the same Devan Dubnyk who was ostracized by Edmonton, bottoming out last year before...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubnyk stands tall against former club in 3-1 win over Arizona

GLENDALE, AZ – MARCH 29: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 29, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Wild defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Its one of my favorite days of the year, Hockey Day Minnesota.  It all started in 2007 where they had the first...
Via State of Hockey News
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Kuemper stops 34 shots in win over Maple Leafs

  Kyle Brodziak, Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu scored, Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves, and the Minnesota Wild beat the short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday. After Cody Franson's 5-on-3 goal tied it at 1 early in the third period, Spurgeon unloaded a slap shot from the right circle to beat goalie Jonathan Bernier with 12:17 to play. Less than 2 minutes later, Koivu scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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