They have experience and track records, and they probably won’t play a significant minute the rest of the season or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s because the two Minnesota Wild goal tenders are behind Devan Dubnyk, and as Mike Max explains, all they can do is prepare and wait.
This Thursday at Xcel Energy Center, the NHLers won’t be the only ones waiting for the face-off. Hockey Helping Kids was started five years ago as a way for two companies, CommVault and Microsoft, to give back to the local community.
Yes, it’s weird that in the stretch run of the season, as teams battle for playoff spots and positioning, the Wild get a four-day break. They won’t play again until Thursday.
As the season winds down for the Minnesota Wild, a postseason run seems more and more likely. With six games left in the regular season, the team has a firm grip on the wildcard spot and that means fans are taking steps to lock in seats to see the playoff action.
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist. The Wild announced Monday the deals with the 24-year-olds.
After leading the Minnesota Wild to four wins with stellar play in net, Devan Dubnyk was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week on Monday for the week of March 23-29.
Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals, and Devan Dubnyk had 31 saves in his 34th straight start with Minnesota to lead the Wild past the L.A. Kings 4-1 on Saturday night.
Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night.
The Minnesota Wild return to Xcel Energy Center this weekend to kick off their final home stand of the season. While the next five games should give us an idea of where Minnesota will fit in the playoff picture, it’s the first two home games for the Wild that could have the biggest impact in the Western Conference playoff race.
The Minnesota Wild is the hottest team in the NHL right now. With eight regular season games remaining, the team is all but guaranteed to be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they start in a few weeks. But how did they get there? The team was left for dead in late January.
Zach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period, then added another in the shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Tuesday night for their 10th straight road win. Parise’s shootout attempt hit the post to the right of Jaroslav Halak and trickled in after it bounced off the goalie’s leg.
Devan Dubnyk added to his ironman streak, making his 32nd straight start, and the Minnesota Wild extended their string of road wins to nine, hanging on for a 2-1 victory over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
With 10 games left to play in the NHL season, the Minnesota Wild is in position to earn a third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If Minnesota does qualify for the postseason, there is a good chance the St. Louis Blues will be their opponent. And if Saturday was an indicator, the Wild will be ready for them.
Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov also had a goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots as the Capitals won their third straight.
Matt Dumba scored 22 seconds into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Devan Dubnyk found a pretty good way to forget his poor past against St. Louis. Win.
Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping the Anaheim Ducks end a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
If you have watched the Minnesota Wild over the last month and a half, you know they are the hottest team in the NHL. Minnesota is 17-3-1 since the All-Star break and are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.
Thomas Vanek scored twice, Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the new Jersey Devils 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of the Wild’s newest defenseman Jordan Leopold, lead the crowd in the “let’s play hockey,” cheer Sunday night. It was her heartwarming letter that went viral on social media this past week, asking the Wild to trade for her dad so he could come home to Minnesota.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Zach Redmond had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday night. Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado, which won its third straight.
If you didn’t get your hockey fill this week from the state high school tournament, head to the St. Paul RiverCentre. The 26th annual Let’s Play Hockey Expo features exhibits, interactive games and even some players from the Minnesota Wild.
Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored in a two-minute span of the third period as the Minnesota Wild won their fifth game in a row, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Friday night.
It is amazing to me how this Wild team just keeps finding ways to win, and the fan in me is loving every minute of it! We just keep climbing up those playoff ranks and just take a moment to let these next stats sink in a little bit.