MINNESOTA WILD NEWS

Wild fall 4-2 to Bruins, fire coach Yeo after game

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild lost yet another game - and coach Mike Yeo lost his job. Yeo was fired after the free-falling Wild's 4-2 loss to the streaking Boston Bruins on Saturday. Owner Craig Leipold confirmed the decision Saturday night in an email to The Associated Press, after Yeo told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis he'd been let go. General manager Chuck Fletcher...
Via AP on Fox
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Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, following 8th straight loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo, following their eighth straight loss. Owner Craig Leipold confirmed the decision Saturday night in an email to The Associated Press, after Yeo told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis he'd been let go. The firing came a few hours after the Wild's 4-2 home loss to the Boston Bruins. That matched the franchise's longest...
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The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo.
Via AP on Fox
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David Krejci breaks tie, Bruins beat Wild 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Missing scoring leader Patrice Bergeron, the streaking Boston Bruins had little trouble pushing aside the free-falling Minnesota Wild for yet another road victory. David Krejci broke a tie in the second period, 35 seconds after Minnesota scored, and backup goalie Gustavsson made 31 saves to help the Bruins beat the Wild 4-2 on Saturday. Krejci added an assist...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins 2/13/16 @ 1:00PM at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (23-21-10)  56pts  6th in the Central 2.46 Goals For Per Game (22nd in the NHL) 2.48 Goals Against Per Game (11th in the NHL) 17.9% Power Play (20th in the NHL) 78.2% Penalty Kill (25th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 26A = 37pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 7G 28A = 35pts 3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17G 15A = 32pts 4. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 14G 18A = 32pts 5. #3...
Via State of Hockey News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Bruins

The character of the Minnesota Wild continues to be tested amid one of the roughest stretches in club history.Mired in their worst-ever home slide, the Wild look to avoid matching the team record with an eighth consecutive loss overall Saturday against the Boston Bruins, who are looking for a season-high sixth straight road victory.Loser of 12 of 13 and stuck in an 0-4-3 hole at...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Suter: 'I feel like we've hit rock bottom'

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter is tired of being a part of the same old story.Such is life when your club loses its seventh in a row (0-5-2) and 12th of the last 13 games (1-10-2) following Thursday's 4-3 setback to the Washington Capitals. The downward spiral has the sputtering Wild (23-21-10) residing two points behind the Nashville Predators (25-21-8) for the final wild...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Wild Preview

The character of the Minnesota Wild continues to be tested amid one of the roughest stretches in club history. Mired in their worst-ever home slide, the Wild look to avoid matching the team record with an eighth consecutive loss overall Saturday against the Boston Bruins, who are looking for a season-high sixth straight road victory. Loser of 12 of 13 and stuck in an 0-4-3 hole...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin hat trick gives Capitals 4-3 road win against Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Ovechkin, who leads the league with 34 goals, has 13 in his past 13 games. Nicklas Backstrom had three assists and Jason Chimera added an empty-netter for Washington, which improved to a league-best...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin nets hat trick as Wild fall 4-3 to Capitals

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.Ovechkin, who leads the league with 34 goals, has 13 in his past 13 games. Nicklas Backstrom had three assists and Jason Chimera added an empty-netter for Washington, which improved to a league-best 20-5...
Via AP on Fox
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Capitals forward Tom Wilson knocked into Minnesota Wild bench (Video)

Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson was knocked into the Minnesota Wild bench with a huge hit during Thursday night's game at the Xcel Energy Center.It happened in the second period as Wilson skated towards the Wild bench from center ice while chasing the puck. Not only did Wilson fail to get the puck, but he took a hard hit from Wild forward Nino Nieterreider, knocking...
Via Holdout Sports
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Yeo on Wild's woes: 'I'm not going to sit around and say, 'Poor me'

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has heard the rumors about his job security but insists he's not taking the bait - regardless of what former player Zenon Konopka's bunny has to "say" on social media.Yeo has seen Minnesota plummet out of a postseason picture after losing six in a row (0-4-2) and 11 of its last 12 (1-9-2). Thursday night's tilt with three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex...
Via Fox Sports
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Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Washington Capitals 2/11/2016 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (23-20-10)  56pts  6th in the Central 2.45 Goals For Per Game (21st in the NHL) 2.45 Goals Against Per Game (10th in the NHL) 17.8% Power Play (20th in the NHL) 78.1% Penalty Kill (26th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 25A = 36pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 6G 27A = 33pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 14G 17A = 31pts 4. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17G 13A = 30pts 5. #3...
Via State of Hockey News
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Preview: Wild vs. Capitals

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo is remaining positive amid the longest home losing streak in club history, even though snapping it against the NHL's best team won't be easy.The sinking Wild figure to be hard-pressed to end their six-game home slide when they meet Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Minnesota (23-20-10) established its worst home...
Via AP on Fox
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Wild fall 4-3 in overtime to Dallas Stars

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- John Klingberg scored in overtime and Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves to win for the first time in more than a month and give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the 10th loss in the last 11 games for the fading Wild.Jamie Benn, who had two assists, set up Klingberg's high shot from the slot that eluded Darcy Kuemper with 2:21 remaining in the extra...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 2/9/16

Dumba takes a seat in the penalty box with 10:51 left in the second. Time for the PK! — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 10, 2016 Yes, that exclamation mark was necessary. Going on the penalty kill is what qualifies for excitement in Minnesota these days.
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Preview: Wild vs. Stars

The Minnesota Wild spent most of the last three weeks losing on the road, but are now in danger of setting a franchise mark for home futility.Playing their first post-All-Star break game at the Xcel Energy Center, the reeling Wild try to avoid a club-record sixth consecutive home defeat Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars.Minnesota (23-20-9) went 0-1-2 against Dallas this season...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beanpot 2016: Minnesota Wild Draft Choice Alex Tuch Scores the Game-Winning Goal

This is a perfect example of why you try to get the puck deep. Great goal if you're an Eagles fan. Tough break if your cheer for the Terriers. It was an exciting game.Minnesota Wild draft choice Alex Tuch scores the game-winning goal to give the Boston College Eagles the Beanpot championship. Tuch overtime goal gave the Eagles a 1-0 win. The first in the Beanpots 64-year history...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild spent most of the last three weeks losing on the road, but are now in danger of setting a franchise mark for home futility. Playing their first post-All-Star break game at the Xcel Energy Center, the reeling Wild try to avoid a club-record sixth consecutive home defeat Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. Minnesota (23-20-9) went 0-1-2 against Dallas this...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What offensive slump? Blues freeze Wild 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night.Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Blues, who got their first regulation win in four tries against the Wild and improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 at home.Matt Dumba scored late in the second...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild allow three power-play goals in 4-1 loss

ST. LOUIS -- Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night.Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Blues, who got their first regulation win in four tries against the Wild and improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 at home.Matt Dumba scored late in the second for...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Power Play Punishes the Wild For Three Goals as they Roll to a 4-1 Victory

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 5: Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck during the game against the Columbus Blue Jacketson January 5, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) Happy Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 everyone!  With all of the doom and gloom surrounding the Wild, Hockey Day Minnesota gives fans across the State of Hockey...
Via State of Hockey News
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Wild place Brodin on injured reserve with broken foot

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on injured reserve because of a broken foot. Brodin was injured in Thursday night's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers. The Wild said Saturday he's expected to miss three to six weeks. The Wild also recalled forward Tyler Graovac from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. Graovac was injured in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and though it’s not fair to assign him all of the blame...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and though it’s not fair to assign him all of the blame...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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