Last April the Minnesota Wild made a bold move at the NHL trade deadline as they sent goaltender Matt Hackett, forward Johan Larsson and a pair of draft picks to Buffalo for forward Jason Pominville.
Alex Ovechkin continued his recent resurgence with his ninth goal in seven games, and the Washington Capitals pulled back into the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Matt Hackett under emergency conditions after losing starter Niklas Backstrom to a lower-leg injury.
Matt Hackett has played in only two NHL games, and already he’s showing the poise and confidence of a veteran.
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.
Paul Deutsch’s pals in his recreational hockey league needed to find a replacement goalie Wednesday night. The 51-year-old embroidery shop owner was going to be suiting up for another team: The NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Alex Steen and David Perron each scored twice and Ty Conklin made 21 saves in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-0 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Minnesota goalie […]