Mattias Ekholm scored his first goal of the season 1:45 into overtime, lifting Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Craig Smith had two goals and two assists for Nashville, and the Predators finished the season strong with a 7-3 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. The Wild wrapped up the first wild card spot in the Western Conference earlier in the week and already had their first-round matchup with the Colorado Avalanche set before the game, so there were few motivators other than the maintenance of health and momentum and maybe a statistical milestone or two.
For the second time in as many days, a University of Minnesota men’s hockey player is leaving the program for the NHL.
Matt Cullen scored the shootout-winning goal to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
The Minnesota Wild have reshuffled lines, made a trade and held a players-only meeting to try and get going this season.
Martin Erat scored an unassisted goal for Nashville with 8:15 left when Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom couldn’t clear the puck cleanly, and the Predators earned their first victory by beating the Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Alexander Radulov is providing the offense the Nashville Predators dreamed of during the four years he spent playing in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.
Mike Fisher scored two of Nashville’s three goals in the last 3½ minutes and the Predators stunned the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Colin Wilson scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Nashville Predators sent the Minnesota Wild to their seventh straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Dany Heatley, Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals, Josh Harding made 23 saves and the Minnesota Wild won their fifth straight with a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.
Joel Ward and Martin Erat each had a goal and assist in the first period, and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Thursday night to start a five-game homestand.
Gameday again for the Wild. They are in Nashville to take on the Predators. They’ve split their two games so far this season. Dan previews the game plus he shares another of the top 10 moments in Wild history!
A travel day for the Wild as they’re off to Nashville for a game against the Predators on Thursday night. Dan Terhaar previews what lies ahead this week as the Wild try to scratch out a playoff spot.
Pekka Rinne made 22 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Friday to end their losing streak at five games.