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Home ice is nice, Minnesota Wild take a 2-1 series lead

The Minnesota Wild were greatly energized from a deafening Xcel Energy Center crowd and put on their best overall performance of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild commanded St. Louis all night and defeated the Blues 3-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The Rundown Minnesota took control of this hockey game early […] The post Home ice is nice, Minnesota Wild take a 2-1 series...
Via Along the Boards
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Devan Dubnyk made 17 saves and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise scored second-period goals and the Minnesota Wild earned a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference series on Monday. Mikael Granlund had two assists, Nino Niederreiter added an empty-netter and the Wild had the edge in every way, without being drawn into a single...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Special teams, frustration result in Game 2 loss for Wild

Saturday afternoon the St. Louis defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-1 to tie the series up at one game apiece. The Skinny From the begin of the game, the Blues came into Game 2 trying to send a message with physical play. Ken Hitchcock made a statement by starting Blues’ enforcer Ryan […] The post Special teams, frustration result in Game 2 loss for Wild appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devan Dubnyk makes great save while leaving net

Game 2 between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues will likely be remembered for the Blues’ victory and Vladimir Tarasenko’s hat trick, but there was one save from Devan Dubnyk which deserves to be highlighted. The Wild pulled Dubnyk with time winding down in the third, but Dubnyk was forced to make a desperation save on a Steve Ott shot from center ice. (This video...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota lose 4-1 in a Tarasenko dominated game

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 16: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Wild beat the Blues 4-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) One would think...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview, Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues 4/18/2015 @ 2:00PM CST at Scottrade Center

Minnesota Wild lead series 1-0 Wild Lines: Parise-Granlund-Pominville Zucker-Koivu-Stewart Vanek-Coyle-Niederreiter Bergenheim-Brodziak-Fontaine Suter-Brodin Scandella-Spurgeon Leopold-Dumba Dubnyk Blues Lines: Steen-Lehtera-Tarasenko Jaskin-Backes-Oshie Schwartz-Stastny-Berglund Ott-Goc-Reaves Gunnarsson-Pietrangelo Bouwmeester-Michalek Jackman-Shattenkirk Allen ST. LOUIS, MO –...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild stun Blues with 4-2 Game 1 road victory

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 9: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot by Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on March 9, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Every moment is critical, every shot on goal brings its own inertia of...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild, Dubnyk come away with Game 1 win over Blues

  Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba gave Minnesota a two-goal lead through two periods and the Wild kept chances to a minimum for Devan Dubnyk, opening the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen scored in the third period for the Central Division champion Blues, but too little and too late. Game 2 is on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Jason Zucker Goal in Game One Against the Blues

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker scores an absolutely beautiful goal in game one against the St. Louis Blues. Zucker missed 27 games to a broken Clavicle. Zucker's return is like getting a player at the trade deadline. Zucker adds another speedy forward to an already fast lineup.
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury has Cooke's postseason availability in question for Wild

  Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as ''discomfort.'' Yeo said Cooke is ''definitely a possibility'' to play Thursday, but he added that if the team were to decide Cooke wasn...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blues first round playoff preview: Minnesota Wild edition

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here and the rivalry between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues is about to heat up. The two Central Division foes have already met four times this season, splitting those games two games apiece. To preview this first round matchup, let’s take a closer look at the Wild’s […] The post Wild vs. Blues first round playoff preview: Minnesota...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Devan Dubnyk Compare to Other Playoff Goalies?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Scandella Scores Sweet Goal

The Minnesota Wild have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL in the second half of the regular season. They have shown off their balanced offence, strong defence, and superb goaltending from mid-season acquisition Devan Dubnyk. Last night against the Nashville Predators, the Wild came back from an 0-2 deficit to score four... The post Marco Scandella Scores Sweet Goal appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Defenseman Marco Scandella Pulls Sick Spin Move, Scores Top Corner

Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella reached deep into his bag of tricks on this beauty of a goal on Thursday. Scandella took the pass entering the offensive zone, but it was behind him. All in one motion, he pulled off a spin move around Filip Forsberg and broke in and then went high blocker. The […] The post Wild Defenseman Marco Scandella Pulls Sick Spin Move, Scores Top...
Via Diehardsport
10 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker May Return to Wild Sooner than Expected

View image | gettyimages.com The Minnesota Wild received some really good news. Their speedy forward Jason Zucker may return to the lineup sooner than expected. In 48 games, Zucker has scored (18g-5a—23pts). Zucker's 18 goals rank him fourth on the team in goal scoring despite missing the last 24 games. After watching Jason Zucker skate through a full-throttle practice Friday...
Via Goon's World
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin back with Minnesota Wild

Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). After only days passed following his reassignment to Iowa and skating in a single game without tallying a point, Folin will return to the National Hockey League (NHL) level. The Gothenburg, Sweden native has...
Via Mill City Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa Wild

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa. (Photo/Getty Images)The Minnesota Wild has reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Folin, who has only skated in two games since March 6, will hopefully get more playing time in Iowa. While at the National Hockey League (NHL) level this year, the defenseman has tallied 10 points (2g, 8a), a plus...
Via Mill City Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Suter signs with South Carolina Stingrays

Jake Suter continues his playing career. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)The season has come to an end for the UMass Lowell River Hawks and for some it is time to move on with their playing careers. Former UMass Lowell defenseman Jake Suter has signed a deal with South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL and he is excited for the next chapter in his life. “I’m Extremely excited...
Via Mill City Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise Gloves Pass from Ryan Suter to Set Up Oddly Perfect Goal

Since the Minnesota Wild acquired little-used goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in mid-January, most things have gone right for a team that was wildly underachieving. During the Wild’s win over the Devils on Tuesday night, Ryan Suter’s shot was deflected in the direction of Zach Parise, who calmly gloved it like a pretty Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota Wild fans in pregame chant

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame this week after an emotional letter she wrote in December in which she pleads with her dad’s new team to trade for him went viral. The latest perk from her sudden celebrity will come when she leads...Read More The post Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion. According to Minnesota radio...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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