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Rangers 4, Minnesota 2

The New York Rangers (28-18-5) defeated the Minnesota Wild (23-19-9) tonight by a score of 4-2. For a box score, click here. Well, they certainly took the long way around to a win tonight, didn’t they? Go back and re-watch that second period. That’s possession hockey that needs to happen on a constant basis. They’ve been a good team in that aspect for a nice chunk of January...
Via NY Rangers Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Force Did Not Awaken The Rangers Last Night

So last night instead of doing my usual… get home from work, watch the Rangers game, write 400-500 words about it and go to bed around 2 AM, I chose to see Star Wars, because hell, I could’ve made an open thread about the freakin’ movie and it would’ve generated way more interest than the Rangers’ latest stinker. So instead of a traditional recap, a couple of points: 1...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning let off 31 shots but end up shut out by Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves for his second shutout this season, and Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 Saturday night in the Wild's first game without injured forward Zach Parise.Jared Spurgeon scored the lone goal for Minnesota, which lost Parise for at least a week due to a sprained MCL. Dubnyk posted his seventh shutout in 51 games for the Wild,...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators 11/5/15 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (7-2-2)  16pts  4th in the Central 3.18 Goals For Per Game (5th in the NHL) 2.91 Goals Against Per Game (20th in the NHL) 21.6% Power Play (12th in the NHL) 76.0% Penalty Kill (24th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 3G 8A = 11pts 2. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 4G 6A = 10pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G 8A = 10pts 4. #11 Zach Parise ~ 7G 2A = 9pts 5. #16 Jason Zucker...
Via State of Hockey News
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of Hockey Fights of the Week! We’re once again profiling the top-5 scraps from the most recent week of the 2015-16 season. There were only seven fights this week from around the NHL, so it was pretty easy to pick out five for our weekly feature. Such is life in the NHL where fighting is declining at such a rate that it’s almost a rare treat to see one unfold...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of Hockey Fights of the Week! We’re once again profiling the top-5 scraps from the most recent week of the 2015-16 season. There were only seven fights this week from around the NHL, so it was pretty easy to pick out five for our weekly feature. Such is life in the NHL where fighting is declining at such a rate that it’s almost a rare treat to see one unfold...
Via Bloguin Best
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild hand Blackhawks second straight loss, 5-4

ST. PAUL -- Jason Zucker scored 18 seconds into the game and assisted on Nino Niederreiter's winner to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Ryan Carter, Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon also had goals for Minnesota, which dealt its playoff nemesis Chicago its second straight loss. Mikko Koivu added three assists, and Devan Dubnyk made...
Via Fox Sports North
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild hand Blackhawks second straight loss, 5-4

ST. PAUL -- Jason Zucker scored 18 seconds into the game and assisted on Nino Niederreiter's winner to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Ryan Carter, Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon also had goals for Minnesota, which dealt its playoff nemesis Chicago its second straight loss. Mikko Koivu added three assists, and Devan Dubnyk made...
Via Fox Sports North
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Zucker scores early, Wild hand Blackhawks 2nd straight loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jason Zucker scored 18 seconds into the game and assisted on Nino Niederreiter's winner to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Ryan Carter, Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon also had goals for Minnesota, which dealt its playoff nemesis Chicago its second straight loss. Mikko Koivu added three assists, and Devan Dubnyk...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nothing but questions as Ducks shut out again, this time by Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Less than five months ago, the Anaheim Ducks fell one win short of reaching the Stanley Cup Final. Now they're already answering questions about whether their current season is salvageable.Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots for his first shutout this season to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 victory over the reeling Ducks on Saturday night.Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubnyk, Wild blank visiting Ducks

ST. PAUL -- Less than five months ago, the Anaheim Ducks fell one win short of reaching the Stanley Cup finals. Now they're already answering questions about whether their current season is salvageable.Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots for his first shutout this season to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 victory over the reeling Ducks on Saturday night.Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek and Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubnyk, Wild blank visiting Ducks

ST. PAUL -- Less than five months ago, the Anaheim Ducks fell one win short of reaching the Stanley Cup finals. Now they're already answering questions about whether their current season is salvageable. Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots for his first shutout this season to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 victory over the reeling Ducks on Saturday night. Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek and...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubnyk, Wild blank visiting Ducks

ST. PAUL -- Less than five months ago, the Anaheim Ducks fell one win short of reaching the Stanley Cup finals. Now they're already answering questions about whether their current season is salvageable. Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots for his first shutout this season to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 victory over the reeling Ducks on Saturday night. Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek and...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubnyk, Wild shut out struggling Ducks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots for his first shutout this season to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 victory over the reeling Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Carter scored to send Anaheim to its sixth loss in the first seven games. The Ducks, last season's runner-up in the Western Conference finals, have scored just six goals...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild fall 2-1 in overtime loss to Kings after slow start

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 31: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild reacts to his goal to take a 3-2 lead in front of Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Minnesota Wild won 3-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Okay, let’s have a little chat. During last night’s game (as well as...
Via State of Hockey News
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings 10/16/2015 @ 9:30PM CST at Staples Center

Minnesota Wild (3-0-0)  6pts  1st in the Central 4.00 Goals For Per Game (2nd in the NHL) 3.00 Goals Against Per Game (19th in the NHL) 30% Power Play (6th in the NHL) 40% Penalty Kill (30th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 5G 1A = 6pts 2. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 1G 3A = 4pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 0G 4A = 4pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 4A = 4pts 5. #26 Thomas Vanek...
Via State of Hockey News
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Carter, Prosser fare well in home run derby

Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Carter and defenseman Nate Prosser put down their hockey sticks and decided to test their mettle with baseball bats instead.The Wild duo acquitted itself well in a softball home run derby at Target Field on Saturday, with both hockey players going deep on three occasions.Unfortunately for the Wild stars, they couldn't match power with someone who spends...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild fishing for success at Mike Yeo Classic

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo and several members of the team will leave their hockey sticks at home and head to Lake Minnetonka to participate in a bass fishing tournament on Sept. 1. Superstar Zach Parise, veteran Thomas Vanek will join Ryan Carter, Justin Fontaine, Erik Haula, Nate Prosser, Jordan Schroeder and Jason Zucker among others in The Mike Yeo Classic, which will benefit...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Vanek, Carter, Prosser attend Starkey gala

Minnesota Wild players Thomas Vanek, Ryan Carter and Nate Prosser took off the skates and put on their best suits to attend the Starkey Hearing Foundation's 15th Annual "So the World May Hear" gala in St. Paul over the weekend.The Wild trio joined celebrities ranging from pop star Katy Perry and legendary rocker Gene Simmons of Kiss to boxer Evander Holyfield and football's Terrell...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild Making All the Right Moves

View image | gettyimages.com The draft has come and gone and free agency is now into its third week. Many teams have spent money hoping that they added the right pieces. The Minnesota Wild have spent money this offseason, but for all the right reasons. They have built their franchise from within with few drastic moves and fans look forward to seeing how the newly arranged team...
Via TopSportsReport
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild free agency focuses on Iowa, rather than making big splashes for the big club

Well, if you’ve pulled this up you’re probably saying to yourself “hey, free agency opened on Wednesday and today is Friday, aren’t you a bit late to the party?” Sure, you are correct. However, as I type this, I am gazing over the beautiful shores of the Canadian side of Rainy Lake. When you’re on vacation like I am, it’s hard to feel a push to write when you just want...
Via State of Hockey News
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Fletcher content after early stages of free agency

Chuck Fletcher sounded quite content after the first day of NHL free agency. The Minnesota Wild GM largely just kept a few players in house on Wednesday, namely signing the youthful and talented Mikael Granlund. Minnesota also signed Nate Prosser, Ryan Carter and former Minnesota Gophers defenseman Mike Reilly. Now, Fletcher is overseeing a club that could have 14 players age 25...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild sign forward Ryan Carter to one-year deal

The Minnesota Wild continue to make moves, re-signing forward Ryan Carter to a one-year contract. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the deal Wednesday, following a few other signings earlier in the day, as NHL free agency heats up. Carter, a 31-year-old native of White Bear Lake, Minn., finished last season with 13 points, including three goals. He also had a plus-3 rating...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Game #76: Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings 3/28/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (43-25-7)  93pts 4th in the Central 2.81 Goals For (11th) 2.44 Goals Against (9th) 15.4% Power Play (27th) 86.9% 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 ~ 12G 32A = 44pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G 34A = 36pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #44 Chris Stewart...
Via State of Hockey News
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fontaine, Dumba among players stepping up for hurting Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Starting his interview with reporters on Monday, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo offered vague updates on injured players such as Jared Spurgeon, Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter. Minnesota, which climbed to eighth in the Western Conference playoff standings with a win Sunday, has maintained its play without Cooke and forwards Jason Zucker and Carter, before losing...
Via Fox Sports North
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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