MIKKO KOIVU NEWS

Red Wings outlast Wild

DETROIT (AP) -- Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period. Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with their fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings earn rare SO win over Wild

DETROIT (AP) -- Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period. Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with their fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings earn rare shootout win, 5-4 over Minnesota Wild

DETROIT (AP) Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period. Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with their fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings outlast Wild

DETROIT (AP) -- Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period. Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with their fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings earn rare SO win over Wild

DETROIT (AP) -- Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period. Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with their fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #46: Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings 1/20/2015 @ 6:30PM at Joe Louis Arena

Minnesota Wild (20-20-5)  45pts  7th in the Central 2.71 Goals For (16th) 2.91 Goals Against (23rd) 14.9% Power Play (26th) 83.6% Penalty Kill (8th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 9G 28A = 37pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17G 17A = 34pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 8G 19A = 27pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 19A = 25pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 22A = 23pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #18 Ryan Carter...
Via State of Hockey News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #45: Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 1/19/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (20-19-5)  45pts  7th in the Central 2.75 Goals For (15th) 2.91 Goals Against (24th) 14.7% Power Play (26th) 84.1% Penalty Kill (8th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 9G 27A = 36pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 16G 17A = 33pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 8G 19A = 27pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 18A = 24pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 22A = 23pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #18 Ryan Carter...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild light up the hapless Sabres in 7-0 win to snap 6-game losing streak

Sabres’ Cody Hodgson and Mikko Koivu face off. Ever get that feeling of deja vu?  Where you feel as though you’ve been somewhere before, or had recalled doing the same thing you’re doing right now at some time in the past.  I know I get that feeling from time to time, as do 2/3rds of Americans where they feel as though they’ve had some exact experience more than once....
Via State of Hockey News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #43: Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres 1/15/2015 @ 6:00PM CST at First Niagara Center

Minnesota Wild (18-19-5)  41pts  7th in the Central 2.64 Goals For (20th) 3.02 Goals Against (24th) 14.2% Power Play (27th) 84.2% Penalty Kill (8th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 9G 24A = 33pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 14G 16A = 30pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 7G 18A = 25pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 22A = 23pts 5. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 15A = 21pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #18 Ryan Carter...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yeo snaps, storms off during 'bad' Wild practice

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For the first several minutes the Minnesota Wild were on the ice for Wednesday's practice, head coach Mike Yeo seemed agitated. He collected his team together and reprimanded them for a sluggish start to practice. Practice continued and Yeo didn't see the response he wanted. So, one last time, he brought them together near center ice and admonished them with an...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild roll past Leafs, 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild roll past Leafs, 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- 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...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild too much for Maple Leafs 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild drop 3rd straight at home, in pathetic 5-2 loss to Philadelphia

Mikko Koivu drops the shoulder as he powers his way towards the Philadelphia goal. An annual tradition around the holidays for the Minnesota Wild is an outdoor practice at the John Rose Oval in Roseville.  Its a time for the players to relax a bit and for fans to see the team put through its paces in a light-hearted environment.  Or so that’s what the team and Wild Head Coach...
Via State of Hockey News
December 23, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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...
Via Beyond The Benches
December 03, 2014  |  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
November 18, 2014  |  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
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