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Ovechkin nets hat trick as Wild fall 4-3 to Capitals

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.Ovechkin, who leads the league with 34 goals, has 13 in his past 13 games. Nicklas Backstrom had three assists and Jason Chimera added an empty-netter for Washington, which improved to a league-best 20-5...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yeo on Wild's woes: 'I'm not going to sit around and say, 'Poor me'

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has heard the rumors about his job security but insists he's not taking the bait - regardless of what former player Zenon Konopka's bunny has to "say" on social media.Yeo has seen Minnesota plummet out of a postseason picture after losing six in a row (0-4-2) and 11 of its last 12 (1-9-2). Thursday night's tilt with three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Capitals

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo is remaining positive amid the longest home losing streak in club history, even though snapping it against the NHL's best team won't be easy.The sinking Wild figure to be hard-pressed to end their six-game home slide when they meet Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Minnesota (23-20-10) established its worst home...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 2/9/16

Dumba takes a seat in the penalty box with 10:51 left in the second. Time for the PK! — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 10, 2016 Yes, that exclamation mark was necessary. Going on the penalty kill is what qualifies for excitement in Minnesota these days.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Beanpot 2016: Minnesota Wild Draft Choice Alex Tuch Scores the Game-Winning Goal

This is a perfect example of why you try to get the puck deep. Great goal if you're an Eagles fan. Tough break if your cheer for the Terriers. It was an exciting game.Minnesota Wild draft choice Alex Tuch scores the game-winning goal to give the Boston College Eagles the Beanpot championship. Tuch overtime goal gave the Eagles a 1-0 win. The first in the Beanpots 64-year history...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and though it’s not fair to assign him all of the blame...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Kuemper, Dubnyk impressed by high school girl's 112-save performance

Count Minnesota Wild goaltenders Darcy Kuemper and Devan Dubnyk as two of the many who were impressed by the 112-save performance recorded by Apple Valley (Minn.) High School goaltender Taylor DeForrest on Wednesday.DeForrest stopped 112 of 115 shots in her team's 3-2 setback in six overtimes to East Ridge on Wednesday. DeForrest's save total nearly doubled the state's previous record...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota girls’ H.S. goalie makes 112 saves in 6-OT game, loses

Taylor DeForrest, a junior goalie for the Apple Valley (Minn.) Eagles girls’ high school hockey team somehow managed to make 112 saves on 115 shots in a six-overtime game … and still was on the wrong end in heartbreaking 3-2 loss. When it was all said and done courtesy of a goal from East Ridge (Minn.) Raptors senior forward Anya Hafiz after over 121 minutes played, the Raptors...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Similar Demons Haunt the Wild in 5-3 loss to the Islanders

Thomas Vanek at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Wild defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. There is that moment when denial slams straight into reality.  There is an awkward pause as their mind has to wrap around the truth and being able to deal with it.  They can no longer attempt to just ignore what is really going on...
Via State of Hockey News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What happens after the All-Star Break for the Minnesota Wild?

It has been an extremely up-and-down past few weeks for the Minnesota Wild and it’s that time of the season where they need to get on a bit of a run. The All-Star break could not have come at a better time. The team had been struggling greatly on offense, and relying on defense and goaltending has been somewhat of a norm in recent weeks. The Minnesota Wild are one point behind...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Coyle: 'We just have to claw our way out'

Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle is welcoming the All-Star break with open arms despite scoring in three straight games.You see, while Coyle is enjoying a hot stretch to extend his goal total to a career-high 13, the Wild are as cold as the weather in January. Although Minnesota (23-17-9) is just 3-7-3 overall and 0-3-2 at home this month, Coyle told reporters that the Wild can...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk’s Gaffe Gives the Wild its 4th Straight Home loss in 2-1 shootout failure to Arizona

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 11: Nicklas Grossmann #2 of the Arizona Coyotes checks Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild against the boards during the third period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 11, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Wild 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) A few weeks ago the Wild enjoyed a big lead in the...
Via State of Hockey News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise’s Power Play Goal Sparks Resurgent Effort as Wild Shutout Kings 3-0

Drew Doughty during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 26, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. I have been binge watching old episodes of the X-Files in anticipation to the re-launch of a 5-episode mini-series starting this Sunday.  I loved watching X-files in my high school and college years, following the exploration into the paranormal and government conspiracies with Fox Mulder...
Via State of Hockey News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Spurgeon is one of the most underrated players in the NHL

Recently it was announced by the Minnesota Wild that they signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a four year deal worth $20.75 million. The undersized player is the unsung hero of the Wild as he has played most of his time this year with Ryan Suter, the big ticket signing from a few years ago. So, what prompted the Wild to lock up a player that seems so pedestrian? Spurgeon's alright…...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Wild create fantastic Star Wars tribute

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set to wreak historic havoc at the box office over the weekend, the Minnesota Wild created a fantastic video to pay tribute to the beloved space opera. Beginning of course with “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” the video opens with “Minnesota Wild” in the iconic Star Wars logo before beginning the tale with the patented...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: The Minnesota Wild had a great Star Wars tribute

An NHL team honoring Star Wars might sound like a pretty cheesy concept, but the Minnesota Wild pulled it off with a pretty awesome video which combines all things hockey and a galaxy far, far away. The Force will be with you. Always. #StarWars — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) December 18, 2015 It’s not perfect, but it’s really well done. How can you not...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evgeni Malkin wins game with goal of the year

Apparently, the Pittsburgh Penguins took Evgeni Malkin’s candid rant to heart — no player more so than Malkin himself.A couple days after venting that the Pens needed to “stop, look in the mirror, and start working,” the stealthy forward led the way in a fiery 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night. No moment in the tilt was more marvelous, however, than Malkin’s...
Via Yardbarker
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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