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Eric Staal’s winner in six round shootout gives Wild 3-2 victory over Oilers

The Minnesota Wild needed to find its game on home ice after being away from Xcel Energy Center for 12 days. Eric Staal’s nice move and shootout goal in the sixth round would eventually seal Minnesota the victory. The first period saw a disinterested Wild squad that looked like a team that just came home from a long ass 12 day road trip. Minnesota got the benefit of a power play...
Via Hockey Wilderness
53 minutes ago

Minnesota Wild: Zucker Gives Strong Answer to Critics

Jason Zucker has had his struggles over the last season and a half.  His underperformances have been well documented around the State of Hockey by many critics.  But if you haven’t been looking closely lately he might just be proving some of his critics wrong. It’s been said that the NHL season is long.  With […] Minnesota Wild: Zucker Gives Strong Answer to Critics - Gone...
Via Gone Puck Wild
8 hours ago

Dubnyk, Wild aim to shut down high-flying Oilers

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Maybe Bruce Boudreau was tired and cranky after his Minnesota Wild team concluded a five-game, 10-day road trip earlier in the week. But after his star goalie Devan Dubnyk, denied the Toronto Maple Leafs again and again in a 3-2 Wild win on Wednesday, Boudreau couldn't resist a subtle shot at the Canadian hockey media. "If (Dubnyk) was in Toronto there would...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Time to Avoid Annual Slump

The Minnesota Wild has started the 2016-17 season strong, can they keep it up? Or is a normal Wild midseason slump still in store? The 2016-17 season has been successful for the Minnesota Wild to this point. However, anyone who has watched the Minnesota Wild over the past couple seasons has become accustomed to mid-winter slumps. […] Minnesota Wild: Time to Avoid Annual Slump...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Staal scores again on Leafs, Wild win 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Eric Staal scored yet another goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. Staal has 47 points in 43 career games against Toronto, and three of his six goals this season have come against the Leafs. Jason Zucker and Chris Stewart also scored for the Wild, who wrapped a five-game trip 2-1-2. Ben Smith and Tyler...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Minnesota Struggles in Overtime

Sunday’s overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers can be considered a bit of an anomaly. Since the new format was put in place, three-on-three has been a major thorn in the side of the Minnesota Wild as they are currently 3-11 overall in such contests. No Offense From Defense While it would be very difficult to pinpoint an exact reason for Minnesota’s overtime struggles,...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Devan Dubnyk has some insane stats since joining Wild

If you follow the NHL (which I assume you do since you found this article), you’re probably aware that Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk has been really good over the past couple years. What you might not know is just how good he has been since joining the Wild back in 2014-15. Even Wild fans may be surprised with how Dubnyk stacks up against the rest of the NHL’s goalies...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Could Wild’s Top Defense Be Enough to Win It All?

The Minnesota Wild might be struggling a bit to score some goals, but their defense is doing anything but struggling.  As a matter of fact defensively the Wild are one of the best teams in the NHL. The offensive challenges of the Minnesota Wild this season are more than well documented.  There are a lot […] Minnesota Wild: Could Wild’s Top Defense Be Enough to Win It All? ...
Via Gone Puck Wild
3 days ago

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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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