Hot, then cold, now hot again. That’s how I would describe the Minnesota Wild this season. They started off the season on a run. They won seven out of their first 10 games and shut out Colorado in their first two games of the season.
Vernon Fiddler scored two goals and the Dallas Stars scored six or more goals in consecutive games for the first time since 1997, beating the Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Saturday night.
Marco Scandella scored the winning goal 2:04 into overtime, after Thomas Vanek pulled Minnesota even late in regulation, and the Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 after blowing a three-goal lead on Friday night. Scandella poked a loose puck past Kari Lehtonen from close range to hand the Stars their eighth straight overtime loss at home.
Mikael Granlund scored 40 seconds into the third period and the Minnesota Wild held on to beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday. Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen had stopped Charlie Coyle’s shot from the top of the right circle, but Granlund beat
If you grew up rooting for the Minnesota North Stars, then no doubt you remember Mike Modano. He played his entire career for the team, now the Dallas Stars. On Monday, Nov. 17, Modano will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Erik Cole scored on a breakaway with 4:49 to play, and the Dallas Stars rallied to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night. Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen was injured in a collision with the Wild’s Erik Haula at 6:37 of the third period. Newly acquired goalie Tim Thomas earned the win in his Stars debut in relief.
The 8th annual Hockey Day Minnesota took place on Saturday starting with a trio of high school games in Elk River, Minn. That was followed by a game at Mariucci Arena between Ohio State and Minnesota, with the nightcap taking place at Xcel Energy Center between the Minnesota Wild and the Dallas Stars.
Nate Prosser scored his third career goal at 2:42 of overtime, lifting the Minnesota Wild over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night. Prosser netted the winning score for the second time in as many games, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots. Erik Haula and Ryan Suter also scored for the Wild. Ryan Garbutt and Alex Chiasson scored for the slumping Stars, who have only one win in their last nine games. Kari Lehtonen made 16 saves.
Rookies Justin Fontaine and Mathew Dumba both scored their first NHL goals and Josh Harding made 18 saves for his second straight win as the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Saturday night. Minnesota came in giving up a league-low 22.0 shots per game, and kept the pressure off Harding, who was filling in for injured starter Niklas Backstrom. Two nights after stopping 14 of 15 shots in a 2-1 win over Winnipeg, Harding faced only 19 shots as the Wild controlled play from the opening faceoff. Dallas also was playing with its backup goalie as starter Kari Lehtonen was injured in a 4-1 win at Winnipeg on Friday. His replacement, Dan Ellis, struggled with Minnesota’s offensive barrage, allowing five goals on 36 shots.
Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win over Dallas Stars on Monday.
Zach Parise scored his first goal with the Wild and Josh Harding stopped all 24 shots he faced in his first start since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Minnesota beat the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Sunday.
Jamie Benn’s goal early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen’s second consecutive shutout gave the Dallas Stars their sixth straight victory, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Tom Wandell scored twice, Kari Lehtonen stopped 28 shots, and the Dallas Stars stretched their winning streak to three games with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Jamie Benn scored in the second round of the shootout and the Dallas Stars maintained their home dominance over the Minnesota Wild with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
Cal Clutterbuck, Chad Rau and Kyle Brodziak scored goals during a 59-second span of the second period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Saturday night.
The Minnesota Wild have traded left wing Eric Nystrom to the Dallas Stars.
Antti Miettinen’s goal early in the third period against his former team gave Minnesota the lead and kept Dallas out of the playoffs, with a 5-3 season-ending win by the Wild over the Stars on Sunday.
Defenseman Trevor Daley ignited a three-goal flurry over in 1:31 span in the second period, Kari Lehtonen made 14 saves for his 15th career shutout, and the Dallas Stars continued their home dominance over the Minnesota Wild with a 4-0 victory on Friday night.
Back-to-back for the Wild as they’re in Dallas to take on the Stars. They’ve lost the first two games this season to Dallas and it’s a huge one for playoff positioning. Dan previews the game and what’s up next for the Wild.
Jamie Benn scored twice, backup goalie Andrew Raycroft notched his second shutout of the season with 26 saves and the Dallas Stars matched a franchise record with their seventh straight road victory, 4-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
Stephane Robidas scored a power-play goal at 3:37 of overtime to lift Dallas to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and stretch the Stars’ winning streak to six games.