Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund has undergone surgery to repair a broken left wrist, an injury expected to keep him out for a month.
If I had to pick one word to describe the Wild’s play lately I’d pick “frustrating.” The Wild have lost their last four games at home. Three of those loses came in overtime.
Andrew Ladd scored a fluky goal in overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 Saturday night.
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.”
Thomas Vanek scored on a power play, a pair of firsts this season for Minnesota, and the Wild stayed unbeaten at home with a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams’ preseason finale Saturday night.
History has a tendency to repeat itself. For the third playoff series in a row, the Minnesota Wild went into Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center looking for their first win, being down two games to none. And thanks to a pair of Finns, the Wild got that victory on home ice, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0. Chicago now leads the series two games to one with Game 4 on Friday night.
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Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored goals less than 3 minutes apart early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild recovered from a sluggish start for a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
His name is difficult to pronounce, but it’s sure been muttered a lot the last couple days. That’s what happens when you score a game winner in Game 7.
As you know by now, the Minnesota Wild won their first playoff series in 11 years, defeating the Colorado Avalanche in seven games to move on to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Mikael Granlund is the soft spoken, high-profile number-one pick who’s putting up numbers for the Minnesota Wild. He has thrived this play-off series, and maybe because he loves the play offs.
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Without Mikael Granlund’s overtime goal, the Minnesota Wild would be in major trouble in this first-round series against Colorado. After a rough rookie year for the young center from Finland, the Wild weren’t sure they could count on Granlund this season for such important production.