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Milestones aplenty as Jason Zucker, Wild hold off Predators

Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored in a 4-2 win. The Minnesota Wild just got a little bit healthier tonight. They also got a little bit closer to winning the Western Conference. On the night of Jonas Brodin’s return from a broken finger, the Wild recovered from a late push by the Nashville Predators win 5-2. It was their 6th victory in their past 8 games, extending their lead...
Via Hockey Wilderness
21 hours ago

Zucker scores twice, powers Wild to 5-2 win over Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and assist, and Eric Staal scored into an empty net as the Western Conference-leading Wild surpassed last season's total with their 39th win. Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves. Minnesota, which is 6...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and assist, and Eric Staal also scored as the Western Conference-leading Wild surpassed last season's total with their 39th win. Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves. Minnesota, which is 6-1-1 in...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild need to shop for defensive depth

The right side of the Wild’s blue line is being exposed with the absence of Matt Dumba As the Minnesota Wild approach the trade deadline, no one really knows what they’ll set out to accomplish. Under general manager Chuck Fletcher, Minnesota has been pretty active in trade deadlines past, not being afraid to pull the trigger to upgrade his team. He’s done this with Jason Pominville...
Via Hockey Wilderness
2 days ago

Minnesota Wild Finding Success Through Chemistry

The Wild have done something that few thought they could ever do going into the season, they have built the NHL’s deepest scoring threat.  Line combinations and overall play chemistry has been the reason for this depth as the Wild players are motivated and playing well. The Minnesota Wild have finally developed into the team […] Minnesota Wild Finding Success Through Chemistry...
Via Gone Puck Wild
2 days ago

Kuemper, Wild hold off struggling Stars

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper stopped 34 shots, Erik Haula had a goal and an assist and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Thursday night. Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon also scored for the Western Conference leaders. Minnesota hasn't lost consecutive games in over two months and extended its point streak against the Stars to seven games. Cody Eakin scored his second...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charting the history of the 2016-17 Minnesota Wild

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Staal Needs to Pull Out of Second Half Stall

Eric Staal was having a great season climbing back into the top of the NHL elite.  But now the second half of the season has brought a slowdown that Staal will need to work through to keep the Wild’s rise to the top and his own resurgence going strong into the playoffs. The first half […] Minnesota Wild: Staal Needs to Pull Out of Second Half Stall - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
4 days ago

Two Reasons for Mikael Granlund’s Career Year

When the Minnesota Wild drafted Mikael Granlund ninth overall in 2010, he was expected to be an explosive offensive force. There have been stops and starts, hot streaks (mostly in international play), cold stretches, and playoff heroics. But the Granlund promised was an elite playmaker and top-line center. That wasn’t the player the Wild had over the last few seasons. However...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Minnesota Wild Must Lock Up Nino Niederreiter

After posting career highs in points and assists last season, Wild forward Nino Niederreiter leads the team in goals this season.  With his contract expiring at the end of this season the Wild should take steps sooner rather than later to secure his services for the long-term. After the 2013-14 season, the Minnesota Wild re-signed Nino […] Minnesota Wild Must Lock Up Nino Niederreiter...
Via Gone Puck Wild
4 days ago

WATCH: Gustav Nyquist’s vicious high stick on Jared Spurgeon

Gustav Nyquist might have a bit of an anger problem. After he was cross-checked to the ice by Jared Spurgeon, Nyquist spun around and nailed Spurgeon in the face with a high stick.When you watch the video, note how Nyquist makes sure to catch Spurgeon in the face with the blase of his stick as opposed to the shaft. That’s a horrible, horrible play.Nyquist received a double-minor...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL's offside review may have hit a new low in Blackhawks-Wild game

The NHL is in its second season of allowing head coaches to challenge the legality of scoring plays with an offside review. There's been plenty of frustration with the process over the past few years, but Wednesday night's Blackhawks-Wild game in Minnesota may have brought a new low.Nearly halfway through the second period, the Wild managed to tie the game on a play that featured...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

The Population of Pominville Grows

Early in his career, Jason Pominville was one of the most underrated forwards in the league. You could lock him in for 60+ points in his prime and he even reached 80 in a season. In recent years, there's been a fairly big drop off but for the last month, it's been a blast from the past. Pominville had a massive game on Tuesday night scoring two goals and two assists with three...
Via Razzball Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalies unhappy with NHL mandating smaller goalie pants

The NHL has is starting to phase in a new style of goalie pants, and goaltenders aren’t overly impressed with the midseason change.Starting Saturday, goalies will have to wear smaller, more fitted pants. Essentially the league is trying to make netminders' equipment not as needlessly bulky. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling isn’t a fan. Speaking with Chris Hine of the Chicago...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more clarification from the leagues.In its freshman campaign, the NHL’s coaches challenge had plenty...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jared Spurgeon scores crazy goal

If Jared Spurgeon’s goal on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils isn’t named the best of the year, it at least deserves to be in the conversation. After the puck deflected and hit off the opposing netminder, Spurgeon tipped the puck down to himself before batting in an absolute beauty of goal. I’ve watched a lot of hockey and I don’t think I’ve seen a goal quite...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss
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