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2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview, Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues 4/18/2015 @ 2:00PM CST at Scottrade Center

Minnesota Wild lead series 1-0 Wild Lines: Parise-Granlund-Pominville Zucker-Koivu-Stewart Vanek-Coyle-Niederreiter Bergenheim-Brodziak-Fontaine Suter-Brodin Scandella-Spurgeon Leopold-Dumba Dubnyk Blues Lines: Steen-Lehtera-Tarasenko Jaskin-Backes-Oshie Schwartz-Stastny-Berglund Ott-Goc-Reaves Gunnarsson-Pietrangelo Bouwmeester-Michalek Jackman-Shattenkirk Allen ST. LOUIS, MO –...
Via State of Hockey News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild stun Blues with 4-2 Game 1 road victory

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 9: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot by Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on March 9, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Every moment is critical, every shot on goal brings its own inertia of...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild, Dubnyk come away with Game 1 win over Blues

  Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba gave Minnesota a two-goal lead through two periods and the Wild kept chances to a minimum for Devan Dubnyk, opening the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen scored in the third period for the Central Division champion Blues, but too little and too late. Game 2 is on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Jason Zucker Goal in Game One Against the Blues

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker scores an absolutely beautiful goal in game one against the St. Louis Blues. Zucker missed 27 games to a broken Clavicle. Zucker's return is like getting a player at the trade deadline. Zucker adds another speedy forward to an already fast lineup.
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injury has Cooke's availability in question for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as ''discomfort.'' Yeo said Cooke is ''definitely a possibility'' to play Thursday, but he added that if the team were...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blues first round playoff preview: Minnesota Wild edition

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here and the rivalry between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues is about to heat up. The two Central Division foes have already met four times this season, splitting those games two games apiece. To preview this first round matchup, let’s take a closer look at the Wild’s […] The post Wild vs. Blues first round playoff preview: Minnesota...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Devan Dubnyk Compare to Other Playoff Goalies?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikael Granlund or Gronlund, which one is it? A State of Hockey News’ investigation

  CALGARY, AB – JANUARY 29: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 29, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) The man, sometimes referred to as “The Bard” probably said it best: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild feeling at home on the road

Saturday afternoon against the St. Louis Blues was the first time the Minnesota Wild lost on the road since February 16. The Wild won 12 consecutive road games, tying an NHL record. In their magical 12-game run on the road, the Wild outscored their opponent 35-15. Their road dominance have them surging into the playoffs […] The post Wild feeling at home on the road appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Scandella Scores Sweet Goal

The Minnesota Wild have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL in the second half of the regular season. They have shown off their balanced offence, strong defence, and superb goaltending from mid-season acquisition Devan Dubnyk. Last night against the Nashville Predators, the Wild came back from an 0-2 deficit to score four... The post Marco Scandella Scores Sweet Goal appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Defenseman Marco Scandella Pulls Sick Spin Move, Scores Top Corner

Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella reached deep into his bag of tricks on this beauty of a goal on Thursday. Scandella took the pass entering the offensive zone, but it was behind him. All in one motion, he pulled off a spin move around Filip Forsberg and broke in and then went high blocker. The […] The post Wild Defenseman Marco Scandella Pulls Sick Spin Move, Scores Top...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Back in January, I wrote this for the Hockey Writers. The Minnesota Wild are going through a rough stretch. The Wild have lost 11-of-13 games (2-7-4) and if the Stanley Cup Playoffs started today, the Wild would be golfing. Currently, the Wild (18-18-5) are in 12th place in the Western Conference and are seven points out of the final Wild Card spot. Even though the...
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Wild bring Haula back?

An unconfident Erik Haula has found himself fighting for a spot in the Minnesota Wild’s playoff lineup. With more and more players returning to the lineup from injuries, the Wild have found themselves with a situation that any team in the NHL would love to have. Minnesota has too many bodies for just a few […] The post Should the Wild bring Haula back? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild get F Zucker back for game against Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Wild got a big lift Tuesday night when forward Jason Zucker returned from a broken collarbone. Zucker missed 27 games after he was hurt in the first period of a 5-3 victory over Vancouver on Feb. 9. He had surgery and was expected to miss three months, but was in the starting lineup for a big road game at Chicago. ''This is a hard time of the year to be...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Goes ‘Around The World’ On Shootout Goal

The Wild’s Thomas Vanek used this awesome ‘Around the World’ stick fake on his shootout attempt in Minnesota on Saturday night. The trickery was effective enough to lull Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard to sleep before Vanek sniped top corner, but the Wings ultimately would come out with the extra point in the skills competitions. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker May Return to Wild Sooner than Expected

View image | gettyimages.com The Minnesota Wild received some really good news. Their speedy forward Jason Zucker may return to the lineup sooner than expected. In 48 games, Zucker has scored (18g-5a—23pts). Zucker's 18 goals rank him fourth on the team in goal scoring despite missing the last 24 games. After watching Jason Zucker skate through a full-throttle practice Friday...
Via Goon's World
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin back with Minnesota Wild

Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). After only days passed following his reassignment to Iowa and skating in a single game without tallying a point, Folin will return to the National Hockey League (NHL) level. The Gothenburg, Sweden native has...
Via Mill City Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa Wild

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa. (Photo/Getty Images)The Minnesota Wild has reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Folin, who has only skated in two games since March 6, will hopefully get more playing time in Iowa. While at the National Hockey League (NHL) level this year, the defenseman has tallied 10 points (2g, 8a), a plus...
Via Mill City Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Suter signs with South Carolina Stingrays

Jake Suter continues his playing career. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)The season has come to an end for the UMass Lowell River Hawks and for some it is time to move on with their playing careers. Former UMass Lowell defenseman Jake Suter has signed a deal with South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL and he is excited for the next chapter in his life. “I’m Extremely excited...
Via Mill City Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference playoff predictions: Wild and Flames

It is no secret that making the playoffs in the Western Conference is a tall task for any team. Even though there are two less teams in the west than the east, the region is known for having more parity than their eastern counterparts. Maybe besides the Edmonton Oilers and the Phoenix Coyotes, any team can win on any given night. The competition is so tight that even last year...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk: Savior of the Minnesota Wild’s playoff hopes

Coming off a win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, the Minnesota Wild are 38-24-7, and occupy the first Western Conference Wild Card spot with 83 points. Trailing the Wild are the Winnipeg Jets (80 points), LA Kings (79 points), and San Jose Sharks (76 points). The Wild are 8-2 in their past 10 games, and with only 14 games remaining in the season, it seems very likely that...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Parise Gloves Pass from Ryan Suter to Set Up Oddly Perfect Goal

Since the Minnesota Wild acquired little-used goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in mid-January, most things have gone right for a team that was wildly underachieving. During the Wild’s win over the Devils on Tuesday night, Ryan Suter’s shot was deflected in the direction of Zach Parise, who calmly gloved it like a pretty Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 10, 2015  |  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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