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Frustration lingers for Wild following OT loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Behind the wooden, emblem-adorned doors of the Minnesota Wild locker room, a frustrated team had a meeting following Saturday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators. For much longer than usual, the doors stayed closed instead of opening up to reporters following the game. More words were shared between a team that battled back from down two goals to force...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild force OT before falling to Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mattias Ekholm scored his first goal of the season 1:45 into overtime, lifting Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Rinne made 22 saves for his NHL-leading 21st win. Ekholm circled from behind the net and flipped a pretty wrist shot past Niklas Backstrom. The nice move silenced the crowd, which...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild force OT before falling to Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mattias Ekholm scored his first goal of the season 1:45 into overtime, lifting Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Rinne made 22 saves for his NHL-leading 21st win. Ekholm circled from behind the net and flipped a pretty wrist shot past Niklas Backstrom. The nice move silenced the crowd, which...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins nip Wild, 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored early for the Bruins along with Patrice Bergeron...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins nip Wild, 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored early for the Bruins along with Patrice Bergeron...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eriksson's overtime goal gives Bruins victory vs. Wild

  Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored early for the Bruins along with Patrice Bergeron. Jason Pominville...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

B’s defeat Wild 3-2 in OT

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLDavid Krejci made his return to the B’s lineup for tonight’s contest, which saw the B’s defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-2.Forward Matt Fraser and defensemen Joe Morrow and Matt Bartkowski were the healthy scratches. Niklas Svedberg was in net for the B’s tonight.Carl Soderberg beat Niklas Backstrom to put the B’s up early, netting his first goal in...
Via BruinsLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron's Fluky Goal (gif)

In the box score it will read, Patrice Bergeron (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Marchand (11), Zach Trotman (4). In my opinion, it's God Awful goaltending by Niklas Backstrom.
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Wild

The Boston Bruins have one win in their last seven games and face another tough test on the road Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild. Bruins first-line center David Krejci might return to the lineup. He’s missed the last 11 games and 20 of 31 overall with an undisclosed injury. Julien on Krejci: "Really hard to make a decision on him, so we’re just waiting for the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #30: Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins 12/17/14 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (16-12-1)  33pts  5th in the Central 2.83 Goals For (13th) 2.55 Goals Against (13th) 12.6% Power Play (27th) 86.7% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 11G 12A = 23pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 6G 14A = 20pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 4G 14A = 18pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 17A = 18pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 14G 3A = 17pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #6 Marco...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Sutter Kindly Reminds Kris Versteeg What Happens When You Touch His Goalie

Brett Sutter made his Minnesota Wild debut and immediately brought the hammer on Chicago. The winger obliterated the Blackhawks Kris Versteeg after he tried to slide a potential rebound past Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom: [Twitter: @cjzero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power play goals help Wild earn 4-3 shootout victory over Arizona

Kyle Brodziak battles for the puck. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me is an axiom you seem to hear more and more these days.  As I sometimes say to students I teach or players I coach, it can be modified to be “Mistakes are only mistakes if you make them more than once.”  On Thursday night, the Wild had to learn the painful lesson for another time of how...
Via State of Hockey News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop shootout to Wild

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five in a...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild outlast Coyotes in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild outlast Coyotes in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise helps Wild beat Coyotes 4-3 in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five in...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop shootout to Wild

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five in a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild outplay Blues but lose 3-2 in shootout

Zach Parise denied by the toe save of Brian Elliott. Some teams just seem to have your number no matter what you do.  It becomes an almost inescapable psychological hurdle to overcome.  Shooters fan on shots trying to release it extra quick even when there is no pressure to do so, sure-handed defensive players now cough up the puck at the worst possible times.  These are all...
Via State of Hockey News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild buried early in return home

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo gave thought to pulling goaltender Darcy Kuemper after Los Angeles scored twice. Yeo contemplated the decision again after another goal. Not pulling Kuemper early enough was among Yeo's regrets as the Wild lost 4-0 to Los Angeles. Kuemper allowed four goals on 10 shots in the first period. Niklas Backstrom replaced Kuemper in...
Via Fox Sports North
25 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
27 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter's first hat trick helps Wild double up Sabres

  Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and backup goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night as the Minnesota Wild broke out of a scoring slump for a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres to snap a four-game skid. The Wild have been missing leading scorer Zach Parise since Nov. 4. He's out with a concussion and Minnesota scored two goals in three...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Niederreiter scores three as Wild beat Sabres 6-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and backup goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night as the Minnesota Wild broke out of a scoring slump for a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres to snap a four-game skid. The Wild have been missing leading scorer Zach Parise since Nov. 4. He's out with a concussion and Minnesota scored...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Niederreiter scores 3, Wild beat Sabres 6-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and backup goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night as the Minnesota Wild broke out of a scoring slump for a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres to snap a four-game skid. The Wild have been missing leading scorer Zach Parise since Nov. 4. He's out with a concussion and Minnesota scored...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffith pots highlight reel-worthy goal

Next Impulse Sports via Pete BlackburnWhen Seth Griffith flew through the air after beating the Wild’s Niklas Backstrom, the sequence drew comparisons to Bobby Orr’s legendary goal and had us wondering how Griffith would ever top it.In Monday’s game against the New Jersey Devils, Griffith found a new way to impress us. After blocking a shot down in the Bruins defensive zone...
Via BruinsLife
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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