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Game 24: Minnesota Wild @ Edmonton Oilers

The Minnesota Wild continue to search for their first Canadian win as they take on Edmonton tonight in the newly minted Rogers Place. Named after Canadian hero Fred Rogers, Edmonton’s new arena comes fully-loaded with all the latest Canadian technology: disco balls, confetti cannons, and 8-track tape decks throughout the press box, and the dress code for the press box mandates...
Via Hockey Wilderness
57 minutes ago

Finding Erik Haula: A story set in the Twin Cities

The Wild just finished up morning skate and Boudreau asked Pominville, Haula and Niederreiter to come into the conference room for a meeting with him and the rest of the coaches. Haula swiftly leaves unnoticed and is gone in 60 seconds. We’re in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center. Enter coaches Bruce Boudreau, Scott Stevens, Darby Hendrickson and John Anderson they’re talking...
Via Hockey Wilderness
7 hours ago

Chicago Wolves beat Iowa Wild 4-2

A rough first period ended up costing the Iowa Wild in the loss to the Chicago Wolves. Iowa's point streak of 5 games was ended last night when the Chicago Wolves beat them 4-2. A rough first period cost them quite badly when the Wolves went up 2-0 on just 5 shots while Iowa had just 2 shots in the entire period. Samuel Blais put the Wolves just one minute in from Jordan Caron and...
Via Hockey Wilderness
14 hours ago

Wild visit Oilers, try to snap road slide

EDMONTON, Alta -- The Minnesota Wild lost the first three games of their five-game road trip. But as they prepare to play the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, Minnesota's coach and players said they feel like they should have come out with something more. All three were one-goal losses, including Friday 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary, and two came in the shootout. In each of the Wild...
Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

Minnesota Wild Prospect Update

With the calendar now turned to December, the hockey season is in full swing for nearly every reputable league. From the NCAA to the KHL, the majority of teams have double digits in the games played column. For Minnesota Wild prospects and draft picks around the world, now is the time to show their capabilities, especially given that there will be more roster spots available on...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Young Wild Tracker: Pulkkinen racks up goals on the road

With signees and draft picks spread out across two continents and more than a dozen junior leagues, keeping up with the Minnesota Wild's various prospects can be a daunting task.From managing streaming plans and tracking down cable channels, to learning a few new languages (Puhutko suomea?), keeping tabs on the next generation can be a full-time job.FOX Sports North has you covered...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Offense Trending in the Right Direction

After struggling to find offense, the Minnesota Wild has rebounded to score 16 goals in the past 4 games.  Certain players seem to be stepping up their scoring game to give hope for a sputtering Wild team. Inconsistency has been the calling card for the Minnesota Wild early on in the 2016-17 season. It should […] Minnesota Wild: Offense Trending in the Right Direction - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
3 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Wild Players Seem to Lack Drive and Focus

The Minnesota Wild had what can only be described as a tough loss last night in Vancouver.  Looking at the effort on the ice and the epic lack of focus, is it fair to say that the Wild’s issues might lie on the shoulders of the players and not their coach? Last night’s loss in […] Minnesota Wild: Wild Players Seem to Lack Drive and Focus - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck Wild ...
Via Gone Puck Wild
4 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Pullkkinen Needs to Find NHL Success

You might not have heard but Iowa forward Teemu Pulkkinen won the AHL Player of the Week Award yesterday.  With an excellent week and 13 games in this latest AHL stint, how can the Wild ensure he’ll finally translate that success to the NHL? Some of you might have missed a big piece of Minnesota […] Minnesota Wild: Pullkkinen Needs to Find NHL Success - Gone Puck Wild - Gone...
Via Gone Puck Wild
5 days ago

Coyle's pair of goals in 1st spark Wild in 6-2 win over Pens

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Charlie Coyle scored twice in the first period to set the tone as Minnesota matched its season high for goals, and the Wild scored three times on the power play on their way to a 6-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise scored with the man advantage and Mikael Granlund added a goal to build 5-1 lead by the second intermission...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Bickell deserves John Scott Treatment for this season’s NHL All-Star Game

John Scott at the All-Star Game last season was great. It started as a joke but grew into something transcendent, like buffalo chicken on pizza or The Ove Glove. Scott scored some goals, was named MVP, received a check for a million bucks and will have his life turned into a movie. The NHL being the NHL, despite the 2016 All-Star Game being the most compelling in decades, did its...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk makes 15 saves, Wild beat road-weary Jets 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikko Koivu, Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise scored to lead the Minnesota Wild past the road-weary Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night. Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots for Minnesota, which has totaled eight goals while going 2-2-1 in the last five games. Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg, which is 0-4 on a five-game road trip - its longest of the season. Koivu...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Granlund's late game-winner lifts Wild over Bruins

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund scored with 44.5 seconds left, Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots for his league-leading fourth shutout, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 Thursday night.Granlund took a pass from Jonas Brodin circled below the end line and came out to the right of Tuukka Rask. His centering pass went off the skate of Adam McQuoid and trickled into the...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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