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Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible diving OT game-winner to beat Avs (video)

Despite setting a franchise playoff record with 46 shots on goal — essentially from every conceivable angle — during Game 3 of its series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild could not solve Semyon Varlamov. The Avs netminder had stonewalled the hometown team all night and had the crease and net locked down like […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible...
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Mikael Granlund scores incredible OT goal to beat Avs

Mikael Granlund scored an incredible goal to beat the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, and also put the Minnesota Wild on the board in the series. 
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Mr. Cooke heads to New York…

It's been a violent night in the NHL, but Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke's knee on Tyson Barrie stole the show, and as a result... Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been offered an in-person hearing for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. Details TBD. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 22, 2014 Multiple reports from the Avs...
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(video) Matt Cooke Knees Tyson Barrie

This hit by Matt Cooke has cause a stir tonight. It's not a good hit, but I don't think Cooke is going to end up getting suspended for this hit. I guess we will have to wait and see. Let's be clear, I don't approve of this hit, but Cooke has cleaned his act up and this is one of his first questionable hits of the season for the Wild agitator.
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GIF: Granlund scores goal of the playoffs with overtime winner

Mikael Granlund may have just scored the goal of the playoffs in Game Three between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild quarter-final series. In overtime, the Wild forward deked around the entire Colorado defense, somehow kept control of the puck, fell to the ice, and shot it into the net.Pretty incredible for your first career playoff goal. The Avalanche now lead the series...
Via Talk Hockey
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke Injures Tyson Barrie With Ugly Kneeing Penalty

Notorious NHL cheap shot artist Matt Cooke – who, after staying out of trouble for the past few years, insists that he has reformed his game – was back to his old tricks during Monday night’s Game 3 in Minnesota. In the second period, Cooke was penalized for kneeing Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie on a bad play that may land Cooke with a fine or suspension from the league...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Cooke injures Tyson Barrie with his knee

Matt Cooke has been a solid NHL citizen this season. No headshots or controversies. But that all changed Monday night in Minnesota. Cooke did this to Tyson Barrie: Barrie did not return to the game. Cooke will almost surely be hearing from the NHL on this.
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 3 keys to stopping Nathan MacKinnon

The Minnesota Wild has quickly dropped two games in the best of seven series with the Colorado Avalanche. The catalyst in the so far in this series has been 18-year-old rookie phenom Nathan MacKinnon, who has skated through and around the Wild nearly at will. His dynamic speed and agility combined with otherworldly vision has been the difference as MacKinnon has seven points in...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Makes Changes For Game 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After dropping the first two games in their first round matchup with the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo has made some changes to the lineup for Monday’s game. Ilya Bryzgalov, who was brought in at the trade deadline to help bolster the goaltending for the Wild in the […]
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yeo turns to Kuemper for Game 3; Heatley, Fontaine return

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper helped save the Minnesota Wild season in January. Head coach Mike Yeo is hoping he can do the same in the playoffs. Yeo said Kuemper, the rookie goaltender who started 16 consecutive games from Jan. 12 to March 8 with 12 wins and two shutouts, will start Game 3 for Minnesota against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night as the Wild look to erase...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MacKinnon embarrasses Wild defense for goal

The legend of Nate MacKinnon continues to grow, and likely will continue to do so for some time. He was picked No. 1 overall in this past summer’s NHL draft by the Colorado Avalanche. The 18-year-old made the Avalanche’s opening-night squad, and stuck with the team all year. It’s not like they could send him down- he just kept picking up points, and with the 63 he notched this...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Heatley ready if needed

No Wild player has scored more in the playoffs than Dany Heatley, but the veteran didn’t crack the lineup in Game 1 Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Heatley, who scored 12 goals and had 28 points in 76 regular-season games and was a minus-18, was scratched in seven of the Wild’s final nine games. The Wild went 5-1-1 in the games he sat. “Just the way the end...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild miss chance to take control of series with OT loss to Avalanche in Game 1

Everything was going the Minnesota Wild's way through the second period on Thursday night in the playoff opener at Colorado. Minnesota held a 4-2 lead. The much-maligned Kyle Brodziak had scored his first career playoff goal and rookie Erik Haula kept up his production even while moving to the fourth line because Mikael Granlund returned to the lineup. The Wild added a power...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Series preview and prediction

The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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