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Wild respond with big comeback on emotional night

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Words weren't necessary during the second intermission for the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. No grand speech would say what Minnesota needed to hear. Everything the Wild needed was inside each player after defenseman Keith Ballard's scary injury in the second period. "Nothing was really said, but inside everyone's head I'm sure everyone is almost like saying...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild drop back-and-forth duel with Ducks, but encouraged by power play

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With one 11-second span Friday night, the Minnesota Wild seemed to release all of the anxiety regarding their short-circuited power play. A loss kept Minnesota from being too excited for its breakthrough. A team and building erupted with two power-play goals in 11 seconds of the second period and the Wild erased a three-goal deficit, but Minnesota ended up losing...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Unexpected NHL Story Lines

With the quarter mark of the 2014-15 NHL season just passing us by, we take a look at the three unexpected story lines of the Central division so far. 3. Tyler Seguin leading the NHL in goals. #459589432 / gettyimages.com Tyler Seguin has turned himself into a complete star forward since coming to the Dallas Stars. Seguin put up 37 goals last season to help the Stars to their...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Zucker scores twice to lead Wild past Panthers

  The Minnesota Wild started fast and finished strong. Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Minnesota scored two first-period goals, then held off a late surge by the Panthers to win for the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker, Wild cruise past Panthers, 4-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for the fifth time in six games. Shawn Thornton scored for the Panthers...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo has 35 saves in Panthers loss to Wild

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for the fifth time in six games. Shawn Thornton scored for the Panthers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker, Wild cruise past Panthers, 4-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for the fifth time in six games. Shawn Thornton scored for the Panthers...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding’s suspension lifted, placed on waivers

            The saga of Josh Harding continues and it just keeps getting odder. According to the Minnesota Wild, the goalie was activated from team suspension and then immediately placed on waivers. Considering his play in limited time last year, the question is “why was he placed on waivers?” The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter scores first career hat trick in 6-3 Wild win against Sabres

Can Mikko Koivu and the Wild get things back on track against Buffalo? There is an old saying that misery loves company.   Actually, its more like the movie Misery starring Kathy Bates and James Caan.  The Buffalo Sabres are the team after Bates breaks Caan’s legs with a sledge hammer and the Minnesota Wild are the team just prior to that scene.  It thinks it has a way out...
Via State of Hockey News
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wasted Opportunity For The Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are sitting in an uncomfortable position right now. After looking poised to take a another step forward in their hunt to be cup contenders the Wild have opened the season to a mediocre 7-7 record. Things went from bad to worse as offensive catalyst Zach Parise was diagnosed with a concussion and now is out. With Parise sidelined and the Wild playing some middling...
Via Beyond The Benches
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild lose first in St. Paul, and possibly Parise

ST. PAUL, Minn. --€“ Only minutes had passed since the Minnesota Wild lost their first home game of the season and fans filed out of the Xcel Energy Center upset after an apparent power-play goal by Mikko Koivu was waved off. Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo approached the podium, much calmer than earlier, and refused to get into the controversy that unfolded earlier. Officials decided...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu helps Wild beat Sharks via shootout

  Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win. The Wild rallied to win 4-3 Tuesday at Boston, one night after allowing five third...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild defeat Sharks 4-3 in shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win. The Wild rallied to win 4-3 Tuesday at Boston, one night after...
Via Fox Sports North
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brodziak the improbable hero with 2 goals tonight, as Wild pull out 4-3 shootout victory over San Jose

Mikko Koivu powers around the Sharks’ goal. Expectations can be tough to deal with.  Whether its expectations from the workplace, your peers or your family it can really feel like a great weight on one’s shoulders as you try to live up to those standards.  Often times, the closer in relation those are with those expectations that one feels the pressure that much more.  Because...
Via State of Hockey News
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild beat Sharks 4-3 in shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win. The Wild rallied to win 4-3 Tuesday at Boston, one night after allowing...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Fontaine back with Wild and on second line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Curiosity was peaking Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo in training camp when he united second-year forward Justin Fontaine with captain Mikko Koivu and high-scoring winger Thomas Vanek. With Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville proving Yeo couldn't split them up, the coach was left to look for a partner for Koivu and Vanek, the team's high-profile...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild silence Blues, 5-4 in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu strikes in overtime, to give Wild 5-4 win over Blues to finish pre-season play

Zach Parise chases down the Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester. In the cult classic film Slap Shot, the moribund Charlestown Chiefs did all they could to create a bloodthirsty atmosphere prior to the game.  Head Coach Reg Dunlop actually paid an ambulance driver to drive around the arena with his siren on just to put everyone on edge.  Dunlop didn’t stop there; also placing a bounty on...
Via State of Hockey News
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues drop preseason finale 5-4 to Wild in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu lifts Wild past Blues, 5-4 in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Locker Room Tour Leaves 6-Year-Old Wild Fan Speechless

Landon Uthke is a huge Minnesota Wild fan. Being only six years old, his locker room tour with Wild captain Mikko Koivu left him in a bit of awe/shellshock. Landon completed the Wild’s Breakaway Run event with a prosthetic leg, something I surely couldn’t have done with two legs. The tour starts at about 1:10 […] The post Locker Room Tour Leaves 6-Year-Old Wild Fan Speechless...
Via Diehardsport
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle of California: Koivu Announces Retirement

You may have seen this already, maybe not. Going against my better judgment, I probably shouldn't even link this silly article. I know it's an attempt to be funny, but as a member of the SB Nation I am not impressed, not one bit. This person is definitely not Down Goes Brown. Meh. Jared Dobias, Battle of California -- At age 44, future hall of famer and Team Sweden Olympic Gold...
Via Goon's World
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu Retires After 18 Years

Just announced today, Former Montreal Canadian, and current Anaheim Ducks center, Saku Koivu, has retired after 18 seasons in the NHL.The Finnish center was well loved throughout the league and is the older brother to current Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu. Saku would spend 14 seasons with Montreal, 10 of which he served as their captain, and is the only European captain in Montreal...
Via Goon's World
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Minnesota Wild C 1. Mikko Koivu  2. Mikael Granlund  3. Erik Haula  4. Kyle Brodziak  5. Jordan Schroeder  L 1. Zach Parise  2. Thomas Vanek 3. Matt Cooke  4. Jason Zucker  R 1. Jason Pominville  2. Charlie Coyle  3. Nino...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild All Time Greatest Player

Well we all heard Eric's opinion on who the greatest player in franchise history for the Minnesota Wild is, Marian Gaborik, and that will probably be a lot of other peoples choices because of how dynamic of a goal scorer he is.However, one has to argue for Mikko Koivu. The captain has been with the team for 601 games played, plus three playoff runs.  The captain is much deserving...
Via Goon's World
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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