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2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Series Preview

Minnesota Wild (46-28-8)  100pts  4th in the Central Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 33G  29A = 62pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 18G  36A = 54pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  31A = 52pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  34A = 48pts 5. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 8G  31A = 39pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #44 Chris Stewart ~ 88 PIM’s 2. #6 Marco Scandella ~ 56 PIM’s 3. #18 Ryan Carter ~ 55 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #80: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks 4/7/2015 @ 7:30PM CST at United Center

Minnesota Wild (44-27-8)  96pts  4th in the Central 2.77 Goals For (13th) 2.42 Goals Against (5th) 15.4% Power Play (28th) 86.5% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 32G  28A = 60pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 17G  35A = 52pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  30A = 51pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  33A = 47pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 24G  13A = 37pts Top 3 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Goes ‘Around The World’ On Shootout Goal

The Wild’s Thomas Vanek used this awesome ‘Around the World’ stick fake on his shootout attempt in Minnesota on Saturday night. The trickery was effective enough to lull Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard to sleep before Vanek sniped top corner, but the Wings ultimately would come out with the extra point in the skills competitions. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #78: Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings 4/4/2015 @ 6:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (44-25-7)  95pts  4th in the Central 2.82 Goals For (11th) 2.43 Goals Against (6th) 15.6% Power Play (28th) 87.0% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 30G  28A = 58pts 2. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  30A = 51pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 17G  33A = 50pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  33A = 47pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 24G  13A = 47pts Top 3 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's win streak ends at five with loss to Rangers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- J.T. Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, less than a minute after Minnesota tied the game, to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday night that clinched the Metropolitan Division title. After Thomas Vanek scored for the Wild, Miller's tip-in came 55 seconds later at the 6:48 mark. The Rangers improved to 26-11-2...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller's goal gives Rangers 3-2 win vs. Wild, division title

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) J.T. Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, less than a minute after Minnesota tied the game, to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday night that clinched the Metropolitan Division title. After Thomas Vanek scored for the Wild, Miller's tip-in came 55 seconds later at the 6:48 mark. The Rangers improved to 26-11-2 away...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild double up Flames, 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek, Koivu, Parise score in third to lift Wild past Flames

  Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild have won four in...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek, Koivu, Parise score in third, Wilds beat Flames 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle And Thomas Vanek Are Lighting It Up Lately, Worth A Look In All Leagues

When the season started no one expected much from Thomas Vanek, RW (1 G, 1 A, 3 SOG) after he crash-landed to end his 2013 season with the Habs. It was so bad by the end that the Habs were giving Vanek fourth line minutes or just flat out benching him during the Eastern Conference Finals, so if you expected a move to Minnesota to instantly fixed what ailed him, you were cray cray...
Via Razzball Hockey
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Islanders preview

Less than a year after the New York Islanders fulfilled the trade demand of Nino Niederreiter, they were forced to deal Thomas Vanek after the high-scoring forward spurned the club's sizable contract offer. Both now are playing major roles in the Minnesota Wild's playoff push. Vanek looks to extend his point streak to nine in his return to Long Island on Tuesday night as the surging...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild-Islanders Preview

Less than a year after the New York Islanders fulfilled the trade demand of Nino Niederreiter, they were forced to deal Thomas Vanek after the high-scoring forward spurned the club's sizable contract offer. Both now are playing major roles in the Minnesota Wild's playoff push. Vanek looks to extend his point streak to nine in his return to Long Island on Tuesday night as the surging...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Six different players score for Wild in win over Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday. Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu contributed goals, too, and Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter each had two assists for the Wild, who improved to an NHL-best 22-6-2 since trading for...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild silence Blues, 6-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday. Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu contributed goals, too, and Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter each had two assists for the Wild, who improved to an NHL-best 22-6-2 since trading...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Predators

The Nashville Predators are headed in the wrong direction with the regular season winding down. The Minnesota Wild, on the other hand, are playing their best hockey at just the right time. Nashville tries to snap a season-worst four-game home skid Tuesday night against the Wild, who are on the verge of the longest road winning streak in franchise history. It looked as the though...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild run roughshod versus Devils, win 6-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Thomas Vanek scored twice, Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Stewart and Jared Spurgeon each had a goal and an assist for the Wild, and Sean Bergenheim and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild. Dubnyk improved to 19-4-1 with Minnesota while making his 26th consecutive start and...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek scores twice, Dubnyk stops 30 as Wild down Devils

  Thomas Vanek scored twice, Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the new Jersey Devils 6-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Stewart and Jared Spurgeon each had a goal and an assist for the Wild, and Sean Bergenheim and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild. Dubnyk improved to 19-4-1 with Minnesota while making his 26th consecutive start and the 200th of his career...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek scores twice as Wild beat Devils 6-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Thomas Vanek scored twice, Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the new Jersey Devils 6-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Stewart and Jared Spurgeon each had a goal and an assist for the Wild, and Sean Bergenheim and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild. Dubnyk improved to 19-4-1 with Minnesota while making his 26th consecutive start and the...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Garth Snow and Islanders Successful on Deadline Day

What a difference a year makes, huh? This time last year, fans were frustrated with Garth Snow‘s lackluster return for LW Thomas Vanek, and analysts referred to the team as a “tire fire” with a questionable front office. This year, however, the Islanders were buyers, and made solid improvements to the team as we head into to final stages of the regular season. (Photo by Bruce...
Via Islanders Insight
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Where do the Minnesota Wild Rank Amongst the Potential Playoff Teams?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Thomas...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek’s two goals help lift Wild to 6-3 victory over the Hurricanes

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Andrej Sekera #4, Eric Staal #12 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes in action during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 5, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Hurricanes defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) “Should I stay or should I go now...
Via State of Hockey News
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek scores 2 goals, Wild stay hot with win over Hurricanes

  Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league's fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it. Erik Haula added...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' rally not enough against Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league's fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it. Erik...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanek scores 2 goals, Minnesota Wild beat Carolina 6-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league's fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild storm past Hurricanes, 6-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league's fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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