Momentum is a funny thing in hockey. One minute you are dominating play, keeping all the action in the offensive zone. The next, a puck is deflecting off a goaltenders glove into the net and momentum starts to slowly go away.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen returned from injuries with two points apiece, helping the St. Louis Blues finish the regular season strong with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.
Jason Pominville scored with 2:03 remaining in regulation to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been designated as a non-roster player to give him time to grieve after his father’s death. J.P. Parise died Wednesday of lung cancer.
Marco Scandella scored the tiebreaking goal with 12 seconds left in the second period as the Minnesota Wild rallied from two down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night.
Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored early for the Bruins along with Patrice Bergeron.
I honestly believe the Wild had Tuesday night’s game won until a questionable hooking penalty on Erik Haula put Chicago on the power play in the last five minutes of a tie game. That shift in momentum was just what the Hawks needed.
The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. The ban was handed down by the league’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after the Wild’s 5-4 home win over New York. Scandella struck Nelson with 2:28 left in the game and was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.
Ryan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it’s an all-too familiar issue. “Yeah,” Coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s got the mumps.”
The Minnesota Wild will kick off December with a little time at home. It started Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center against the Montreal Canadiens.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie. The hit occurred in the first period of their game on Saturday, when Scandella was assessed a minor penalty.
Defenseman Marco Scandella agreed to a five-year extension with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. The deal will run through the 2019-20 season. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Marco Scandella scored with 5:53 remaining as the Minnesota Wild rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night. One night after allowing five goals in the third period and blowing a 3-0 lead in New York against the Rangers, the Wild were at the opposite end of a surprising comeback in Boston.
Jason Zucker had two goals, and the Minnesota Wild routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on Saturday night.
The NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks had plenty of problems against the pesky Minnesota Wild. Claustrophobia wasn’t one of them. Zach Parise had a goal and two assists, Mikael Granlund scored the go-ahead goal on a power play early in the second period and Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves for the Wild in a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
With a day off on Wednesday, the Minnesota Wild spent most of its practice time working on the power play. Judging by the results on Thursday, it seems like practice paid off as power play goals by Zach Parise and Jonas Brodin help lead Minnesota to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Marco Scandella’s slap shot with 1:48 left, the defenseman’s first goal this season, lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on one-year, two-way contracts with free agent defensemen Jonathon Blum and Jon Landry. The team announced the deals on Friday, but the contracts pay less if the player is in the minors.
The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a two-year contract.
The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Marco Scandella and forward Kris Foucault from the AHL.
The Wild brought the 24-year-old Fredheim up from their AHL affiliate in Houston so he could play Thursday against Colorado. Fredheim led Houston with a plus-7 rating in 15 games.