Goalie

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Hackett Wins In NHL Debut; Wild Win 2-1

Minnesota was without starting goalkeeper Niklas Backstrom because of a lingering groin problem and Josh Harding was forced out of the game less than two minutes in. Enter Matt Hackett, who recorded 34 saves to win in his NHL debut in the Wild’s 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

12/07/2011

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Minnesota Shuts Out Vermont 6-0

Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson notched his third shutout of the season Friday, leading Minnesota to a 6-0 win over Vermont and the team’s best start in men’s hockey in 10 years.

10/21/2011

Rally Star Julie Friend

AP Player Of Year: Minnetonka Goalie Julie Friend

Julie Friend has had the skills and the fundamentals of playing goalie down for a few years. Minding the net can be a mentally demanding experience, though, a process that required some self-discovery and a sharpened focus for Friend to reach an elite level.

03/02/2011

Rally Star Julie Friend

Rally Star: Minnetonka’s Julie Friend

This week’s “Rally Star,” a feature on local prep sports athletes, is Minnetonka’s Julie Friend.

02/10/2011

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Backstrom Strong Again In Goal, Wild Beat Avs 3-2

Niklas Backstrom turned in another strong performance with 23 saves, and the Minnesota Wild hung on to beat the crumbling Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night.

02/09/2011

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Wild’s Backstrom Expected Back In Net This Week

The Minnesota Wild are closer to getting their top two goalies back in action.

01/17/2011

Anton Khudobin #35 of the Minnesota Wild tends net against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on September 26, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Wild 4-3. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Backstrom, Theodore Hurt, Wild To Start Khudobin

The Minnesota Wild are hurting in the net.

01/14/2011

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