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Wild’s Jason Zucker Takes Skate To The Face, Escapes Without Injury (GIF)

Jason Zucker is a lucky man. The Minnesota Wild forward narrowly avoided a significant injury Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center after he was whistled for a tripping penalty. The scene on the ice could have been much, much worse, though, as the skate of Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford struck Zucker in the face on the play. Fortunately, it looks like Clifford’s blade...
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Wild’s Jason Zucker Nearly Gets Throat Cut By Hockey Skate

After Patrik Nemeth’s scary incident on Saturday night, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker had an even scarier moment on Sunday. He came inches from having his throat cut by a Los Angeles Kings player and this is as scary as it gets. Thankfully Zucker is fine. [@myregularface] [@myregularface] The post Wild’s Jason Zucker Nearly Gets Throat Cut By Hockey Skate appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Evening Line - Thomas Vanek

Vanek on 0 goals: "Of course I am [frustrated]. As a team and for myself, you just need that first one and hopefully it opens up." — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) October 19, 2014 The Wild lost today to the Kings 2-1.  The Wild had 41 shots at Jonathan Quick while the Kings had only 16 on Niklas Backstrom.
Via Kukla's Korner
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Quick shuts the door on Minnesota after a solid road effort in 2-1 loss

Charlie Coyle protects the puck from Drew Doughty. The old saying goes if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.  The Minnesota Wild are going to get that chance this afternoon as they play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.  The Kings are determined to show that there is no Stanley Cup hangover and they’ve had a strong start so far.  Los Angeles...
Via State of Hockey News
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Minnesota Wild Player Came Very, Very Close To Taking A Skate To The Face

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker should thank his lucky stars that he came away from... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Niklas Backstrom to make first start since January

The Wild and Los Angeles Kings play Sunday at 2 p.m. CT (Fox Sports North and Kool-108) in the first of a Staples Center doubleheader. Lakers and Jazz play in a preseason game later in the day. I’ll be on FSN in the pregame show and first intermission. Good afternoon from L.A., where the Wild practiced this afternoon at the famous luxurious arena. As you can imagine, with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Game #4: Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings 10/19/2014 @ 2:00PM CST at Staples Center

Minnesota Wild (2-1-0)  4pts  4th in the Central 3.00 Goals For (15th) .67 Goals Against (1st) 0% Power Play (28th) 100% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2G 2A = 4pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 2A = 3pts 3. #16 Jason Zucker ~ 2G 0A = 2pts 4. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 1G 1A = 2pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
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Searching for first power-play goal, Yeo divides units into young vs. veterans

The Minnesota Wild have won two of their first three games, but one area that they’ve struggled in is the power play. So far they’re 0-for-11 and are actually negative overall if you factor in the shorthanded goal that they’ve allowed. Wild coach coach Mike Yeo attempted to address that during yesterday’s practice by creating two new power-play units with one compromised...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Anaheim Ducks do their celebrating after beating Minnesota Wild

It was Bob Murray’s idea. The Ducks’ general manager ran it past team captain Ryan Getzlaf just to make sure they were thinking the same thing and it was agreed there would be no pomp or circumstance for the team’s home-opening game Friday at the Honda Center. One minute the Ducks’ second consecutive Pacific Division championship banner was in its packaging and the next...
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Kesler's buzzer-beater blow triggers Wild-Ducks melee

Forget buzzer-beaters. Ryan Kesler prefers delivering buzzer-blows. At the tail end of Friday's matchup between the Ducks and Wild -- with the Wild leading 2-1 -- the Anaheim center delivered a blistering check on Minnesota center Mikael Granlund, sending him crashing into the sideboards as the final horn sounded. This, of course, triggered a mini-melee on the ice, with left...
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Wild’s Darcy Kuemper Makes Phenomenal Last-Second Stick Save

Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made a fantastic last-second stick save to preserve a tie with Anaheim int he third period. The Ducks would eventually score and get the win, but this save is a definite save-of-the-year candidate. [@cjzero] The post Wild’s Darcy Kuemper Makes Phenomenal Last-Second Stick Save appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Wild’s Charlie Coyle Gets His Stick Stuck In The Glass

After Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle got a stick to the face from Clayton Stoner, he had to deal with his stick getting stuck in the glass, leaving us with this funny GIF. Nothing like the rink itself adding insult to injury. [@cjzero] The post Wild’s Charlie Coyle Gets His Stick Stuck In The Glass appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Turnovers cost Wild in 2- loss to the Ducks

Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise and Jason Pominville celebrate a goal scored in Anaheim. I don’t know about you, but it’s beginning to feel like season hasn’t really started yet.  Remember those two games against the Colorado Avalanche?  They might as well have been an extension of the pre-season.  There is only one other team in the entire league who has played a mere two...
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All Eyes on Mikael Granlund

#490159155 / gettyimages.com Mikael Granlund came into the 2014-15 season with heightened expectations after showing flashes of why he was such a highly touted prospect since being drafted. Granlund was the 9th overall selection in the 2009 NHL entry draft, after some strong seasons in the SM-Liiga (Finnish Elite League) and two impressive World Junior Championships in 2010 and...
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Game #3: Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks, Friday October 17, 2014 at 9:00pm, Honda Center

Minnesota Wild (2-0-0)  4pts  4th in the Central 4.00 Goals For (5th) 0.00 Goals Against (1st) 0% Power Play (28th) 100% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2G 2A = 4pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 2A = 3pts 3. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 4. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 1G 1A = 2pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #18 Ryan Carter ~ 8 PIM’s 2...
Via State of Hockey News
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Wild look to shutout Ducks, make NHL history

A five-day break allowed the Minnesota Wild to play some golf before Darcy Kuemper tries for another shutout. It's been much longer since the Anaheim Ducks played at home. The Wild can become the second team in NHL history to post three shutouts to open a season Friday night as they try to spoil the Ducks' home opener. Minnesota (2-0-0) is the eighth team to begin with two...
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Ryan Carter brings grittiness to Wild

Ryan Carter is no dummy. Stu Bickel never had taken a faceoff in his career, so when the defenseman skated to the center faceoff dot just before the opening draw of a game between the Devils and Rangers late in 2012, Carter “understood what that meant.” It was another chapter in the Hudson River Rivalry. The teams had a rough-and-tumble meeting that season where the Devils...
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Minnesota Wild: Difficult tests ahead hold the truth

Just as the Minnesota Wild’s season got underway in spectacular fashion, it has slowed to an early lull in the 2014-15 campaign as the team is currently awaiting its third game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Wild, who haven’t played since defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday, are now entering the murderer’s row as far as the competition coming up...
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Minnesota Wild Sign Jonas Dubin

#489866397 / gettyimages.com The Minnesota Wild took a big step on Sunday to ensure a strong defensive future by signing Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension. The deal locks him up through 2021 and signals a move by a Minnesota franchise serious about maintaining a high level of play. A vital member of the Wild’s first blue-line pairing with Ryan Suter...
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Notebook: Fontaine back with Wild and on second line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Curiosity was peaking Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo in training camp when he united second-year forward Justin Fontaine with captain Mikko Koivu and high-scoring winger Thomas Vanek. With Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville proving Yeo couldn't split them up, the coach was left to look for a partner for Koivu and Vanek, the team's high...
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Wild News: Jonas Brodin Signs $25M/6Yr Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to a six-year $25M extension with Swedish defensemen Jonas Brodin on Sunday, according to CapGeek.#489866393 / gettyimages.comBrodin has been a crucial defender for the Wild over the past three seasons. In 126 career games he has 31 points, and last season averaged 22:25 in ice time per game.Brodin was a tenth overall pick in 2011. In his NHL.com scouting...
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Wild Injury Update: Justin Fontaine activated off injured reserve

The Minnesota Wild received some good news today to go along with their blistering start to the season as forward Justin Fontaine was activated off of injured reserve. As reported by the StarTribune's Michael Russo , Fontaine was activated as Stu Bickel was placed on waivers.#479444231 / gettyimages.comFontaine is bouncing back from a strained glute muscle which kept him out...
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Minnesota Wild, Jonas Brodin agree to new deal

Jonas Brodin just got paid. Brodin’s rookie year put him on the map as far as young NHL defensemen go, seeing him lead all rookies in ice time per game (23:12) and he was part of the NHL’s All-Rookie team in 2013. Many felt he deserved reckognition for the Calder Trophy that season; he finished fourth in the voting. He would follow up that impressive rookie year with a quality...
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Jonas Brodin Signs Six-Year Extension With Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday. Brodin has started his third season with the Wild, who drafted him out of Karlstad, Sweden, with the 10th overall pick in 2011. He joined the team as a 19-year-old, the youngest defenseman in the NHL who led all rookies in average ice time with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign defenseman Brodin to 6-year extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday. Brodin has started his third season with the Wild, who drafted him out of Karlstad, Sweden, with the 10th overall pick in 2011. He joined the team as a 19-year-old, the youngest defenseman in the NHL who led all rookies in average ice time...
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