Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche 4/19/14 @ 8:30PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (0-1) 4.0 Goals For (6th) 5.0 Goals Against (15th) 50% Power Play (2nd) 100% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 3. #21 Kyle Brodziak ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 5. #56 Erik Haula ~ 1G 0A = 1pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 4 PIM’s 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2 PIM’s 3. #9 Mikko...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All Those Goals

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, So were you like me, watching the first two nights of the NHL playoffs on television and thinking you’d stepped into a time machine? Suddenly, it was 1986, all over again. Wayne and the boys were lighting it up out West. Bossy and his gang were still a force in the East. Was that Peter Stastny scoring key goals for Quebec, or...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations higher for the Wild

The Wild’s first playoff game of the 2014 season is starting around now in Colorado. They have only ever been the favorite in the opening round of the playoffs once (Against the Avalanche, a series they lost in 2008) and have only won a post season series in 2003 (when they beat those Avs again, as well as the Vancouver Canucks). Their post season history includes a lot of the...
Via The Rhino and Compass
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild enter playoffs with more experience, different feeling than last year

Rewind to last April and the Minnesota Wild were left to win at Colorado on the season's final day to earn their first playoff appearance in five years. Minnesota's late qualifier earned it a matchup with the top-seed Chicago Blackhawks. Forward Jason Pominville, the Wild's big trade-deadline acquisition, was dealing with a concussion and unable to play anything but a...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Series preview and prediction

The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche finished with 112 points, and a +30 goal differential, scoring 250 goals. The Minnesota Wild scored just 207 goals and finished with a +1 goal differential and 98 regular season points. Our simulation has the Wild upsetting the Avalanche in just 5 games. Game 1Wild 3Avalanche 2Wild lead series 1-0.1st Period:COL - Andre Benoit (1) (Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Wild can beat the Avs

First off it's great to be back, sorry to all my readers who missed me the past month, I was working a practicum that was eating up almost all of my time, so I had to take some time off to do that. That being said, the NHL playoffs start on Wednesday and by winning the first wild card berth, Minnesota earned the right to play the lower seed division winner in the Western Conference...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild lose in ugly fashion in 7-3 loss at home to Nashville finish regular season

Zach Parise tries to jam home a shot by Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. A weekend ritual during the hockey season has been listening to the radio show Beyond the Pond on KFAN radio every Saturday from 10AM to Noon.  Along with the show’s host, Brandon Mileski who is a high school hockey coach at Coon Rapids when he’s not producing “the Common Man” Dan Cole‘s Progrum he’s...
Via State of Hockey News
6 days ago  |  Discuss


Sadly, the Winnipeg Jets will not be participating in the NHL playoffs this Spring. Although Chevy and the Jets will be staying at home and watching, I'm excited to make some predictions for the 1st round.  You'll notice that I'm not a big fan of the "season series" per say. I strongly believe that games in October-December have very little to do with...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #82: Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators, Sunday 4-13-14, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (43-26-12)  98pts  4th in the Central 2.42 Goals For (25th) 2.36 Goals Against (6th) 17.7% Power Play (17th) 79.3% Penalty Kill (26th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 29G 28A = 57pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 27A = 55pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 42A = 53pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 23G 27A = 50pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 8G 35A = 43pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild win 4-2 against the Blues

In a game straight out of Bizarro land, the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 tonight. It was the first win for the Wild in a match against the Blues in 10 games. Kyle Brodziak scored not one, but two goals. In the opponents net, and with an actual goalie in said net. An OLYMPIC goalie even. Matt Cooke pulled a penalty. John Curry was freaking fantastic (more on him later). The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Frozen Four: Zach Parise predicts UND win

Former Fighting Sioux All-American forward Zach Parise predicts a 4-2 , Fighting Sioux victory over the Gophers. With an empty net goal, no doubt. Related articlesUND Sorority To Undergo Sensitivity Training After Referencing Fighting Sioux Logo Controversy In Banner
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The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards!

The NHL has gone wild. Well, for the postseason format at least. While the change, driven by division realignment, to the qualification and seeding system was slight, the final week of the regular season has slanted a little differently than in the past. Loosely following what other leagues -- the NFL and MLB -- have done for decades now, the NHL has added wild cards to the playoff...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild overcome Bruins, 4-3 in shootout

Well it was a tought night for the Bruins Tuesday as they couldn't overcome the Minnesota Wild as they took the 4-3 shootout loss.  The Bruins were without Jarome Iginla, who missed his third game in four days, as he deals with a lower-body injury still.  The Bruins got goals from key players, Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron and Loui Erikkson. Jason Pominville scored twice and...
Via CLNS Radio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Backup Goalie John Curry Meets An Old Friend

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, John Curry knew Zach Parise before he was an NHL star and U.S. Olympic captain. “We played together three years for the Minnesota Blades, plus I remember playing against him in squirts when he was with Bloomington and I was with Minnetonka,” said Curry, 30, a Shorewood native and seventh goaltender to dress for the Wild this season...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

With plenty left to play for, Wild blanks Pittsburgh

It’s not often the Pittsburgh Penguins are ripe for the picking. They’re a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, but after the Boston Bruins clinched first place in the Eastern Conference earlier Saturday, the Penguins, locked in second, officially had nothing to play for anymore. The Wild? It has everything to play for. It’s vying to secure the top wild-card spot in the West...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild gets lift from unexpected sources in win over Penguins

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When the Minnesota Wild were making their run to the Western Conference wild-card lead in January without Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise, Erik Haula was playing a defensive role on the fourth-line and proving to be a vital contributor in his first NHL season. When Mikael Granlund suffered an upper-body injury on Monday, Haula's found himself on the second line...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise blasted by Chicago’s Brandon Bollig

Boom. Check out this massive hit on star Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise, courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Brandon Bollig.
Via Around The Rink
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Brandon Bollig Hits Zach Parise in the back of the head

Another night, another NHL player hit in the head by an elbow/forearm, there's no excusing this hit. The NHL needs to start protecting its players from predatory type hits, or we're going to have all of the star players on the shelf. This is unacceptable; please tell me why Brandon Bollig needs to hit Zach Parise in this instance, for one it’s from behind. That’s a penalty...
Via Goon's World
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild snap Kings' 6-game winning streak

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings' six-game winning streak. Ilya Bryzgalov made 18 saves for the Wild. It was the second time in eight games that the Kings lost in regulation when...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rally in third period to beat Coyotes 3-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zach Parise scored two of Minnesota's three third-period goals and the Wild rallied to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night in a game with important playoff implications. Phoenix nursed a 1-0 through two periods on Mikkel Boedker's early power-play goal, but the Coyotes went 24 minutes, 28 seconds without a shot. Parise tied it from the top...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rally in 3rd period to beat Coyotes 3-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Zach Parise scored two of Minnesota's three third-period goals and the Wild rallied to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night in a game with important playoff implications.
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes overcome by Wild in disappointing loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zach Parise scored two of Minnesota's three third-period goals and the Wild rallied to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night in a game with important playoff implications. Phoenix nursed a 1-0 lead through two periods on Mikkel Boedker's early power-play goal, but the Coyotes went 24 minutes, 28 seconds without a shot late in the game. Parise...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues hope to continue surge against struggling Wild

Strong goaltending is a big reason why the St. Louis Blues are atop the NHL. Injuries and inconsistent play in net are posing a problem for the Minnesota Wild. With Ryan Miller likely in goal, the Blues will try to inch closer to their first Presidents' Trophy in 14 years by continuing their dominance of the struggling Wild on Thursday night. St. Louis (49-16-7) owns the most...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise Interview

Zach Parise followed his father’s footsteps by playing in the NHL. Zach was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2003 as the 17th overall pick. Parise then signed a 13 year contact with the Minnesota Wild where he currently plays the position of left wing. This move was sort of a homecoming for Zach since his dad, J.P. Parise played there and was the captain for the team who at...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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