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Wild hit break with time to reflect following fourth straight loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Forward Matt Cooke referenced the words along the wall of the Minnesota Wild dressing room, pointing reporters' eyes to the four sayings: accountability, work ethic, commitment and character. Cooke stood in the dressing room, the last of Minnesota's players to speak with the media following Tuesday's 5-2 loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. Cooke paused at...
Via Fox Sports North
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game #32: Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers 12/23/2014 @ 6:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (16-12-3)  35pts  5th in the Central 2.87 Goals For (11th) 2.68 Goals Against (17th) 13.9% Power Play (26th) 86.5% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 13G 13A = 26pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 7G 16A = 23pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 20A = 21pts 4. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 5G 15A = 20pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 14G 3A = 17pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #6 Marco...
Via State of Hockey News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Good Ol’ Central Division Goal-fest, Ekholm Ends It In OT

By Brett LaBombarda @bplabombarda The Minnesota WIld played host to the Predators in the Central Division’s Ryan Suter Bowl; it did not need long to get going. At 1:10 of the first period, with their first shot of the game, Jason Zucker snapped in a perfect pass from Jason Pomminville to give the Wild a 1-0 lead. The road team ...
Via Predneck Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild getting frustrated as losses pile up

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise was visibly frustrated. The Wild's veteran forward didn't have to say anything to make that clear. Just minutes after his team lost 3-2 in overtime to visiting Boston, Parise was the only player in the locker room as a media horde approached him. Someone had to answer questions about how Minnesota lost its second game in as many days, the first back...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Brett Sutter check on Craig Cunningham

It almost looks like Minnesota Wild forward Brett Sutter caught Cunningham with an elbow in the chops. You make the call. That being said, it didn't look like interference to me.
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

B’s defeat Wild 3-2 in OT

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLDavid Krejci made his return to the B’s lineup for tonight’s contest, which saw the B’s defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-2.Forward Matt Fraser and defensemen Joe Morrow and Matt Bartkowski were the healthy scratches. Niklas Svedberg was in net for the B’s tonight.Carl Soderberg beat Niklas Backstrom to put the B’s up early, netting his first goal in...
Via BruinsLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild F Nino Niederreiter Scores Filthy Penalty Shot Goal

This one has to hurt New York Islanders fans. Nino Niederreiter has turned into quite the player and this penalty shot goal was just dirty. [@cjzero] The post Wild F Nino Niederreiter Scores Filthy Penalty Shot Goal appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2nd period let downs helps thwart Wild in 5-3 loss to Chicago

Jonas Brodin battles Chicago’s Marcus Kruger. The playoffs are where rivalries are made, or at least that is a common belief among sports fans.  A win or a loss in a playoff series can boost the confidence or haunt a club for years and some feel an element of hatred develops between those teams especially if they play in a series of games.  This might be blasphemy to some fans...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Sutter Kindly Reminds Kris Versteeg What Happens When You Touch His Goalie

Brett Sutter made his Minnesota Wild debut and immediately brought the hammer on Chicago. The winger obliterated the Blackhawks Kris Versteeg after he tried to slide a potential rebound past Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom: [Twitter: @cjzero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild place Ballard, Carter on IR, Sutter recalled

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild recalled forward Brett Sutter from the American Hockey League Monday and placed defenseman Keith Ballard and forward Ryan Carter on injured reserve. Ballard has been out since a scary hit along the boards last week. He was immediately sent to the hospital and later released after suffering multiple facial fractures and a concussion. Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Power play goals help Wild earn 4-3 shootout victory over Arizona

Kyle Brodziak battles for the puck. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me is an axiom you seem to hear more and more these days.  As I sometimes say to students I teach or players I coach, it can be modified to be “Mistakes are only mistakes if you make them more than once.”  On Thursday night, the Wild had to learn the painful lesson for another time of how...
Via State of Hockey News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild outlast Coyotes in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise helps Wild beat Coyotes 4-3 in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder's attempt. Arizona has lost five in...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin nets first NHL goal

(Photo/Getty Images)The ultimate goal for a player is to lead his team to a win at the end of the night, but scoring your first National Hockey League (NHL) goal in a losing effort still must feel good. Christian Folin‘s first NHL goal was the Minnesota Wild‘s only goal on Thursday night as the Wild were defeated by the San Jose Sharks, 2-1. It came on a beautiful, unassisted...
Via Mill City Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota runs Wild at home but stumbles on the road

The Minnesota Wild this season are a tale of two teams thus far. At home they appear to be among the NHL’s elite with a 9-3-1 record, while on the road they fall below the break even mark at 6-8-0. How does a team play so different at home than they do on the road and can they correct this? The Wild currently sit outside a playoff spot at tenth in the Western Conference and occupy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Matt Martin Hit on Keith Ballard

"It's a dirty vicious hit, up high, he put Ballard into the Glass," Minnesota Wild color commentator Mike Greenlay said. You can decide for yourself what you think of the hit. I agree with Wes Walz, it's a questionable hit. It's in the grey area. The thing that might do Martin in, he came from a long way to hit Ballard and he was injured on the play.If you watch the video, it looks...
Via Goon's World
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard Knocked Out Cold After Late Hit From Matt Martin

An ugly scene unfolded during the second period of Tuesday’s Wild-Islanders game in Minnesota when Islanders defenseman Matt Martin threw a late, high hit on Wild defenseman Keith Ballard, driving his face into the board and knocking him out cold along the end of the New York bench. Ballard remained motionless on the ground for a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Goaltending Is Still A Problem In Minnesota

After the Minnesota Wild’s playoff run last season, they were just a few players away from becoming true Stanley Cup contender. They needed to address their scoring problem, which they did when they went out and got Thomas Vanek this summer. They also needed to figure out their goalie carousel. Last year the Wild started […] The post Goaltending Is Still A Problem In Minnesota...
Via Two Pad Stack
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise asks fans to stop booing Minnesota’s power play

The Minnesota Wild have been dreadful on the power play this season. As of the date of this article, the Wild hold the 29th ranked power play unit. They’re chugging along with a success rate of 9%, besting only the Buffalo Sabres and their rate of 6.8%. The inability to score with the man advantage has Wild fans frustrated and they’re voicing their displeasure by booing the team...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter becomes fifth Wild player to contract mumps

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has been the latest player on the team to come down with the mumps. Suter's streak of 153 straight games played plus 18 in the playoffs ended Wednesday with his absence against Montreal, his first since joining the Wild in 2012. Suter was held out of practice Thursday, and coach Mike Yeo confirmed afterward to reporters that...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin recalled by Minnesota Wild

(Photo/Getty Images) The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). This marks the second time this season Folin has been on the Minnesota Wild‘s National Hockey League (NHL) roster after starting the season with the team out of training camp. Folin returns to the NHL after scoring...
Via Mill City Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What Are The Wild Shopping For This Black Friday?

With our bellies stuffed with turkey, it is now time for the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is one of the craziest times of the year, where everyone is looking for the best bargain. It got me thinking, what are the Minnesota Wild looking to bargain for this Black Friday? Here are a couple items […] The post What Are The Wild Shopping For This Black Friday? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild reassigns Christian Folin to Iowa Wild

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports) The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, November 14 they have reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and recalled defenseman Justin Falk. Folin skated in nine of the Minnesota Wild’s 15 games this season, missing a good portion of the start of the 2014-15 season due to...
Via Mill City Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bookie claims Vanek’s gambling debt was over $1M

The Thomas Vanek gambling story just took an interesting turn. A bookmaker who pleaded guilty to laundering money has released some details regarding the case through his lawyer. The bookie pleaded guilty to laundering a $230,000 payment, one which was made with a New York Islanders check endorsed by Vanek, and discussed that the payment only covered a small portion of the debt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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