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Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche 4/19/14 @ 8:30PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (0-1) 4.0 Goals For (6th) 5.0 Goals Against (15th) 50% Power Play (2nd) 100% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 3. #21 Kyle Brodziak ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 5. #56 Erik Haula ~ 1G 0A = 1pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 4 PIM’s 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2 PIM’s 3. #9 Mikko...
Via State of Hockey News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Georges The Dog Is Quite Possibly The Minnesota Wild’s Most Passionate Fan

Everybody knows that Minnesota is a hotbed for hockey, but did you know that some Minny dogs enjoy the sport just as much as their human owners? Well, meet Georges the Golden Retriever. Georges is a pretty big Minnesota Wild fan. He owns a Mikko Koivu jersey. He watches the games on TV. He gets fired up. He’s awesome. If this is how excited Georges gets for a regular season game...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 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
6 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
6 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff-bound Wild notch shootout win vs. Bruins

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota and Ilya Bryzgalov denied all three Boston shots in the shootout, lifting the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night that clinched a wild-card spot in the Western Conference playoffs.   Koivu, who had two assists, switched to his backhand to flip the puck past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the second round....
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota clinches top wildcard spot with 4-3 shootout victory over Boston

Mikko Koivu tries to solve Tuukka Rask. Senioritis.  Maybe you remember this from your senior year of high school if you decided to just sort of cruise on by without a care in the world as you knew it was just a matter of time before you graduated and went on your merry way.  Senioritis is often the bane of parents and teachers who want these students to invest their last year...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff-bound Wild notch shootout win vs. Bruins

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota and Ilya Bryzgalov denied all three Boston shots in the shootout, lifting the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night that clinched a wild-card spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #80: Minnesota Wild vs Boston Bruins, Tuesday 4-8-14, 7:00pm CDT, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (41-26-12)  94pts  4th in the Central 2.39 Goals For (27th) 2.35 Goals Against (5th) 17.8% Power Play (17th) 79.8% Penalty Kill (26th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 26A = 54pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 27G 27A = 54pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 40A = 51pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 22G 26A = 48pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 7G 35A = 42pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle...
Via State of Hockey News
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild gets lift from unexpected sources in win over Penguins

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When the Minnesota Wild were making their run to the Western Conference wild-card lead in January without Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise, Erik Haula was playing a defensive role on the fourth-line and proving to be a vital contributor in his first NHL season. When Mikael Granlund suffered an upper-body injury on Monday, Haula's found himself on the second line...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rout Penguins, 4-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Cody McCormick had a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 Saturday night. Erik Haula, Mikko Koivu, and Stephane Veilleux also scored for the Wild, who maintained a five-point cushion over Dallas for the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference. Bryzgalov posted his...
Via Fox Sports North
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rallies in third period for key win over L.A.

Two nights after the Wild vowed to build off a strong effort and victory in Phoenix, the Wild had an even stronger effort and bigger victory against one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored goals 62 seconds apart in the third period to help the Wild, which lost Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter to upper-body injuries, rally for a 3-2 victory over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild snap Kings' 6-game winning streak

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings' six-game winning streak. Ilya Bryzgalov made 18 saves for the Wild. It was the second time in eight games that the Kings lost in regulation when...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild snaps Kings' 6-game winning streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings' six-game winning streak.
Via FOXSports.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Continue On Their Roll, Win 3-2 Over Wild

  The Detroit Red Wings continue on their late-season tear, taking another big 2 points from the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in the first of a home-and-home. The first period was a very well-played defensive battle for the Red Wings. They stuck with the man-to-man coverage on the Wild and managed to limit the number of chances in their own zone. Minnesota would manage to strike first on...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings lose Kronwall vs. Wild

Niklas Kronwall and Mikko Koivu got tied up heading toward a puck in the Red Wings' zone, and this happened: As if Detroit needs any more injuries, Niklas Kronwall just exited the game after going into the boards heads first. pic.twitter.com/eapAa8VdQp — Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) March 22, 2014 Kronwall was woozy going off...I will update you regarding his status...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: End of season outlook

After a slight hiccup in what seemed like a team on cruise control heading into the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have again gotten back on track. The Wild has put last week in the rear-view mirror and looked like a completely different team through 3 games this week, taking 5 of 6 points. They will have a chance to add to that total tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings. The recent...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Scores a lot - Mikko Koivu

Mikko Koivu with the puck that he used to become the new #mnwild all-time leading scorer! pic.twitter.com/cbjjk8WIRx— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) March 19, 2014Congrats to the Wild Captain for becoming the All-Time leading scorer for the Minnesota Wild
Via Goon's World
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild searching for right chemistry with new additions

Following the Minnesota Wild's Monday night loss in Boston, coach Mike Yeo talked about changing up the team's forward lines. When asked Tuesday what the changes entailed, Yeo was a little more secretive. "We'll wait for tonight to let you guys critique them," Yeo said Tuesday morning. The changes are likely coming because Minnesota has scored 12 goals in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild searching for right chemistry with new additions

Following the Minnesota Wild's Monday night loss in Boston, coach Mike Yeo talked about changing up the team's forward lines. When asked Tuesday what the changes entailed, Yeo was a little more secretive. "We'll wait for tonight to let you guys critique them," Yeo said Tuesday morning. The changes are likely coming because Minnesota has scored 12 goals in six...
Via Fox Sports North
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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