Nelson, Berube, Islanders Top Wild 5-3Brock Nelson's team-leading 20th goal broke a tie late in the second period, Jean-Francois Berube made 40 saves for his first NHL win, and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 Tuesday night.
Parise Leads Wild Past Isles In SO For 10th Straight On RoadZach 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.
Wild's Scandella Suspended 2 Games By NHL For HitThe 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.
Wild's Ballard Has Facial Fractures, ConcussionMinnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has been released from the hospital, diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and a concussion after a collision with the boards. The Wild announced Wednesday that Ballard will be out indefinitely.
Niederreiter, Wild Come Back To Beat Islanders 5-4Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after his head bounced hard on the ice, following a hit from Matt Martin.
10 Millionth Fan Expected At Next Wild Home Game The Minnesota Wild expect the 10 millionth fan to attend the team's next home game Dec. 29 against the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center. The 10 millionth fan will receive a prize package. It includes a custom Wild 10 Millionth Fan jersey, a team-signed hockey puck, four tickets to the Wild game against Detroit at 1 p.m. on March 22 and four tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game at 7 p.m. on March 22 at Xcel Energy Center.
Isles Coach Jack Capuano: ‘We Need All 20 Guys Going, And We Didn't Have All 20’"I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn't have all 20."
UND's Top Scorer Leaving Early For The ProsThe leading scorer for the University of North Dakota hockey team is turning pro.
Big 1st Period Carries Islanders To 1st WinAndrew MacDonald and Frans Nielsen scored first-period goals and the New York Islanders hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday despite a lackluster final two periods.
Gopher Coach Lucia: NY-Bound Ness Will Be MissedMinnesota defenseman Aaron Ness says he will skip his senior season and sign his pro contract with the New York Islanders.
Comeau, Montoya Lift Islanders Over WildThe Minnesota Wild can't afford clunkers like this if they hope to grab a playoff spot in the cluttered Western Conference.