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Crawford takes a Scandella Slap Shot off the Mask

What a slap shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella. Also, it looks like the Scandella slap shot stunned Cory Crawford. No quiet room for Crawford.
Via Goon's World
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Vanek Victim of Poor Officiating

Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek was assessed a two-minute minor for goalie interference. You can watch this play all day long and it's still not a penalty. The on-ice officials in this game should be ashamed of themselves. This is brutal, and some of the worst officiating that I have seen in some time. You can see that Vanek didn't agree with the call either.
Via Goon's World
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild go with Haula to replace injured Fontaine

CHICAGO (AP) Erik Haula replaced injured right wing Justin Fontaine for the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. Coach Mike Yeo says Haula's speed and some of his past performances against the Blackhawks were the main factors. Haula had three goals and two assists in last year's playoff series against Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild will be without Fontaine for Game 2 vs. Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks because if a lower-body injury. Fontaine was hurt Friday night in Game 1. Coach Mike Yeo said Saturday that Fontaine's recovery timetable was unclear, either ''day to day or it might be a week.'' Yeo did not divulge who will take Fontaine...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Endras the hero in Germany’s win over France

The clash between the host nations of 2017 was one of the afternoon games on the second day of the IIHF World Championships. Led by goalkeeper Dennis Endras, Team Germany escaped with a close win against the French team. France had the first chances on the man advantage in the 5th minute, when Damien Raux tested the reactions of Dennis Endras. He passed the test, but was also helped...
Via The Hockey House
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite second period rally, Wild fall 4-3 to Blackhawks

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 07: at the United Center on April 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away. Okay, maybe not so long ago nor in another galaxy. Let’s just call it 2003. Let’s also call it Game 4 of the 2nd round between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Stanley Cup Semifinals Preview, Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild 33.3% Power Play (1st) 81.8% Penalty Kill (10th) 102 Blocked Shots (7th) 149 Total Hits (14th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 3G  4A = 7pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 2G  3A = 5pts 3. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 1G  4A = 5pts 4. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 3G  1A = 4pts 5. #6 Marco Scandella ~ 2G  1A = 3pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 8 PIM’s 2. #24...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Hope the Third Time’s the Charm Against the Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, watches during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) This season’s Western Conference semifinals will mark the third year in a row in which the Chicago Blackhawks have taken...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Why you shouldn’t cheer for the Minnesota Wild

(This is one half of the ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ series, where two editors go head-to-head in an attempt to earn your hockey loyalty. This is a satirical piece, so do not be offended. You can read about why you shouldn’t cheer for the Blackhawks here*) (*don’t read it. Really, don’t. It’s full of lies. Minnesota […] The post Behind Enemy Lines: Why you shouldn’t cheer...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise, Wild hope to keep rolling against Blackhawks

  The decision by Zach Parise to settle with his home-state team three summers ago was carefully reached, in step with close friend Ryan Suter. Ultimately, the move was not a difficult one. Joining the Wild felt right to Parise from the start, and never did his place in Minnesota make more sense than this year when his dad, Jean-Paul, died after a long bout with lung cancer. Playing...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Round Two Preview: Blackhawks vs Wild

We know the opponent, but don’t yet know the schedule for the second round playoff series for the Blackhawks. With St. Louis eliminated, the Hawks will have home ice against the Minnesota Wild, against whom the Hawks had an uneven regular season series. Unlike Nashville, the Hawks and Wild last game came only a couple […] The post Round Two Preview: Blackhawks vs Wild appeared...
Via Committed Indians
5 days ago  |  Discuss

This week in former River Hawk action: April 27-May 3

Former River Hawk Christian Folin returns to Minnesota. (Photo/Getty Images)The National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL playoffs are underway! This means a few former UMass Lowell River Hawks are in action this week. Only five former River Hawks remain in action as we inch closer to the first week in May. Christian Folin and the Minnesota Wild advanced...
Via Mill City Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Round One Player Report Cards

The Minnesota Wild took down the St. Louis Blues 4-1 in Game 6 at the Xcel Energy Center to win their first round series four games to two. The win was the first time in franchise history that the Wild closed out a series at home. It also sent Minnesota into the next round for […] The post Minnesota Wild Round One Player Report Cards appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Move On: Handshake Line; No One Threatened

Tonight, Minnesota finally won a Stanley Cup Playoff series on their home ice. This was the first time ever. I love the end of the series handshakes. No one from either team threatened to kill anyone or kick their ass. No one was pulled out of line.While the Blues are a great rivalry. There's doesn't seem to be a lot of hatred between the two teams. Maybe it's because the players...
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise and Wild overwhelm the Blues in 4-1 victory, win series

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 22: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild checks Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues into the boards during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) “If you got a problem, don’t care...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks To Face Minnesota Wild In Round 2

The Minnesota Wild eliminated the St. Louis Blues in six games on Sunday afternoon, and will now face the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The post Blackhawks To Face Minnesota Wild In Round 2 appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayor in Minnesota asks Wild “Wtf was that?” after Game 4 loss

Chris Coleman, the mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, wasn’t sure what happened to the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 in their series against the St. Louis Blues. Following a dominant Game 3 win, the Wild were blasted at home by a lopsided score. Coleman’s reaction mimicked the feelings felt from Wild fans everywhere: .@mnwild #WTF was that? — Chris Coleman (@mayorcoleman) April 23...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Paul mayor after Wild’s blowout loss: ‘WTF was that?’

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (above, left, with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and mascot Nordy) took to Twitter on Wednesday night and articulated quite well the general disposition of Minnesota Wild fans in the wake of the team’s 6-1 shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the teams’ playoff...Read More The post St. Paul mayor on Twitter after Wild’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vladimir Tarasenko scores pretty goal

The Blues woke up in a big way in Game 4 and Vladimir Tarasenko was a major factor in the team’s offense. Tarasenko scored earlier on a deflection, but his second goal of the night was a thing of beauty and was pretty similar to his insane effort against the Rangers earlier in the year. GIF: another look at Tarasenko's 2nd goal — Stephanie Vail...
Via Frozen Notes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 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
15 days ago  |  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

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