New York Islanders
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.
“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.”
The leading scorer for the University of North Dakota hockey team is turning pro.
Andrew 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.
Minnesota defenseman Aaron Ness says he will skip his senior season and sign his pro contract with the New York Islanders.
The Minnesota Wild can’t afford clunkers like this if they hope to grab a playoff spot in the cluttered Western Conference.