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Game #19: Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/22/14 @ 6:00PM CST at Amalie Arena

Minnesota Wild (11-7-0)  22pts  4th in the Central 2.89 Goals For (8th) 2.28 Goals Against (8th) 10.2% Power Play (28th) 88.1% Penalty Kill (5th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 9G 3A = 12pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 6G 6A = 12pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 4G 8A = 12pts 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 2G 8A = 10pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 9A = 10pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #6 Marco Scandella...
Via State of Hockey News
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Zucker nets winner in final minute, Wild down Flyers

When the captain struck for a late power-play goal, it appeared the Flyers struggles in the standings were finally over. Just three minutes separated the Flyers from at least a point and a chance for more. But in the final minute, it all changed on a broken play. The puck took a strange hop off the end boards and went straight to the stick of Ryan Suter who threaded a pass to...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild spoil Flyers’ celebration with late goal in a 3-2 road victory

Jason Pominville battles for the puck along the wall. Television can be a marvelous tool.  It can be educational (if watching the right shows).  I, and many of my generation and younger, grew up watching the institution that is Sesame Street. I learned to count to ten in Spanish, learned to look both ways before crossing a street while holding the hand of a grown-up person, and...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game #18: Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers 11/20/2014 @ 6:00PM CST at Wells Fargo Center

Minnesota Wild (10-7-0)  20pts  5th in the Central 2.88 Goals For (8th) 2.29 Goals Against (8th) 9.3% Power Play (28th) 89.3% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 6G 6A = 12pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 4G 8A = 12pts 3. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 8G 2A = 10pts 4. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 1G 9A = 10pts 5. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 2G 7A = 9pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #6 Marco Scandella...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild assign goalie Harding to AHL affiliate in Iowa

  The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Josh Harding to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. The move was made Tuesday after Harding cleared waivers. The 30-year-old was taken off injured reserve Monday. He hasn't skated with the Wild this season. Harding broke his right foot in an incident off the ice a few days before training camp and was put on a suspended list. His last appearance...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding’s suspension lifted, placed on waivers

            The saga of Josh Harding continues and it just keeps getting odder. According to the Minnesota Wild, the goalie was activated from team suspension and then immediately placed on waivers. Considering his play in limited time last year, the question is “why was he placed on waivers?” The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Mike Russo has some...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild look to send goalie Josh Harding to AHL

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have taken goalie Josh Harding off injured reserve and placed him on waivers. The Wild announced the move Monday. If Harding is not claimed by another NHL team, he will be assigned to the Wild's American League Hockey affiliate in Iowa to get him back in game shape. Harding had been on a non-roster suspended list, since his broken right...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Parise shines in return

Minnesota Wild forward and leading scorer Zach Parise returned to the lineup last night and made an immediate impact. As reported by ProHockeyTalk, Parise returned from a concussion sustained in early November and found the back of the net twice last night.#466008071 / gettyimages.comJust four minutes and eleven seconds into Zach Parise's return to the ice, he was able to bury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Zucker crashes into boards, Mark Stuart shoves him while he's down (Video)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mark Stuart gave a few unnecessary shoves to Winnipeg Jets left winger Jason Zucker while he was down on the ice after crashing awkwardly into the boards during the first period of Sunday's game at the Xcel Energy Center.Zucker went shoulder first into the boards after trying to check Stuart from behind. Zucker stayed down as he was clearly in pain, but...
Via Holdout Sports
5 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 illness. The Gothenburg, Sweden native...
Via Mill City Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild recall Falk, send Folin to Iowa

The Minnesota Wild made a pair of personnel moves, recalling Justin Falk from the Iowa Wild and reassigning Christian Folin to the AHL-affiliate club. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the roster changes Friday. Falk, a 26-year-old defenseman, had one assist and 22 PIM in 12 games with Iowa this season. He also appeared in two games with Minnesota. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Let’s get on with it about the 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild The Good Three goals, you guys! In one game, even! […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Sabres Combined for 3 Goals in 17 Seconds

The Minnesota Wild were having difficultly finding offense during their 4-game losing streak, but that quickly changed with their return to St. Paul on Thursday night. They managed to find the net four times in the opening period but also yielded two goals to the Sabres, including a wild 17 second blitz in that first Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild snap four-game losing streak with Niederreiter's first hat trick

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The injured and ill Minnesota Wild needed something -- anything -- to snap out of their current four-game losing streak. How about a hat trick from Nino Niederreiter to cure what ailed them? Niederreiter netted his first career hat trick, capping it with an empty-netter late in the game to seal Minnesota's 6-3 victory Thursday over Buffalo. With a few defensemen...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter's first hat trick helps Wild double up Sabres

  Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and backup goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night as the Minnesota Wild broke out of a scoring slump for a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres to snap a four-game skid. The Wild have been missing leading scorer Zach Parise since Nov. 4. He's out with a concussion and Minnesota scored two goals in three...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score three goals in 17 seconds (video)

The Minnesota Wild is riding a four-game losing streak after starting the season 7-3 and the Buffalo Sabres are the worst team in the NHL with a 3-12-2 record. Both teams rank in the bottom half in the league in goals-per-game average with the Sabres sitting dead last, so it wasn’t expected that an offensive,...Read More The post Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild

From Hometown Hockey: Who: Minnesota Wild Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN When: 8:00PM Know thine enemy: The Wild are sliding hard right now, losers of four straight. Of course, part of the reason for that might have something to do with injuries to Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise. The latter is the team’s leading scorer, […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota...
Via Two Pad Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wasted Opportunity For The Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are sitting in an uncomfortable position right now. After looking poised to take a another step forward in their hunt to be cup contenders the Wild have opened the season to a mediocre 7-7 record. Things went from bad to worse as offensive catalyst Zach Parise was diagnosed with a concussion and now is out. With Parise sidelined and the Wild playing some middling...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild send down Veilleux, Blum; Parise doubtful for Thursday

Returning home after four road losses, the Minnesota Wild might be getting healthier. Minnesota reassigned defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Stephane Veilleux to the American Hockey League on Wednesday, perhaps a sign some of the team's group of injured players will be ready to return to the lineup when the Wild host Buffalo Thursday night. Minnesota has been without forward...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With The Wild?

The Minnesota Wild are on a three game skid and they have a combined 2 goals in those three games. With losses to Pittsburgh, Montreal, and Ottawa, the Wild are now 7-6-0, only one game above .500. This team has way too much talent to not be a top five team in the Western Conference. […] The post What’s Wrong With The Wild? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Parise will travel with team but will not play Tuesday

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise will indeed be in New Jersey when his current team faces off against his old team on Tuesday, he just won't be playing. According to The Score, Parise will travel with the team to New Jersey but will not be in the lineup as he recovers from a concussion suffered on November 4th.#183681567 / gettyimages.comParise sustained the head-injury in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Zach Parise suffers upper-body injury

The Minnesota Wild were without their leading scorer, Zach Parise, for the entire third period of their 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. He was unable to return to the ice after suffering an upper-body injury during the second period. #457966430 / gettyimages.comDhlren Mahlban from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Parise suffered his injury during the second period. The...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference round-up

Anaheim Ducks The Ducks have started the 2014-15 season on the same torrid pace that won them the Western Conference regular season title a year ago. They stand 10-3-0, with the usual suspects Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf collecting 15 and 14 points respectively. The only question mark in Anaheim is their #1 goaltender. 21-year-old John Gibson started the season opener, got torched...
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 5 bold predictions for the 2014-15 season

Thursday night marks the opener of the Minnesota Wild’s 15th and arguably most anticipated season in franchise history. Key additions over the last five or so years have led to hype that can be backed up by legitimate skill players as the team is as deep with talent as it has ever been. There is no doubt that it’s Stanley Cup or bust for the foreseeable future in the State of...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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