Friday, October 29, 2010
The Alexander Ovechkin show came through St. Paul last night. However, it wasn't the show that they had in mind. The Minnesota Wild slugged out a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. The Capitals superstar, Ovechkin, scored the team's only goal. Chuck Kobasew and Mikko Koivu scored for the Minnesota Wild. It was a solid victory for the Minnesota Wild. Niklas Backstrom made 21 saves.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Minnesota Wild were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Saturday night. The Vancouver Canucks scored the first 4 goals of the game and the Wild were not able to mount a comeback. Antii Miettinen was the lone goal scorer for the Minnesota Wild. The loss caps a wild week for the Wild and Canucks. Vancouver goon Rick Rypien was suspended 6 games after grabbing a Minnesota Wild fan when he was headed to the locker room. The Minnesota Wild will now play the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Minnesota Wild defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Thursday night thanks in large part to a 3 goal 1st period. Kyle Brodziak scored twice to open up the period and Guillaume Latendresse added another in the 1st. The Oilers made it interesting in the 3rd period when it was 3-2 until Brent Burns put home an empty-netter from the opposite end of the rink. It was a nice all around game by the Wild and they will now play at Vancouver tonight.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Minnesota Wild trounced the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 on Tuesday night, however that isn't the headline after the game. The headline happens to be Canuck forward Rick Rypien who grabbed a Minnesota Wild fan after he was headed to the dressing room. In any sport, athletes are not allowed to touch fans. Rypien has already been indefinitely suspended and will have a hearing on Friday to determine how long. For the game itself - the Wild had 6 different goal scorers and built a 6-1 lead midway through the 2nd period. Zidlicky, Clutterbuck, Latendresse, Madden, Brunette, and Cullen scored for Minnesota. Talk about goals!
Monday, October 18, 2010
The Minnesota Wild lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 at home on Saturday night. RJ Umberger scored a shorthanded goal in the 3rd period and that proved to be the game-winner. Brent Burns and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Minnesota Wild. The announced attendance of the Xcel Energy Center was 17,336. That is the Wild's first non-capacity crowd for a regular-season game in franchise history. Next up is the Vancouver Canucks at the Xcel Enery Center on Tuesday.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Minnesota native Matt Cullen has looked impressive so far wearing a Wild uniform. He has scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for 4 points through 3 games. He has showed good poise and hockey IQ in his Wild debut. If Cullen can become a point-per game player here, it would be a huge upgrade from last season. He has a good, hard shot and looks like he will be at the top of the power play. Hopefully his scoring will be contagious with the team.
The Minnesota Wild won their home opener on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu notched 2 goals and an assist. He was the best player on the ice last night and played like an All-Star. Antti Miettinen put the Wild on the board in the first period, on a beautiful Andrew Brunette pass. Koivu scored both goals in the 2nd period to build a 3-2 Wild lead. Minnesota native Matt Cullen scored a powerplay goal from the point in the 3rd period to seal the game at 4-2. Koivu nearly missed an empty-netter for the hat trick. Next up is the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Xcel Energy Center.
Monday, October 11, 2010
This Thursday, the Minnesota Wild will have their home opener against the Edmonton Oilers. the Oilers are 2-0 with wins against the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. The Xcel Energy Center is not expected to continue to sellout streak that many Minnesota Wild fans are used to, but that doesn't mean the Minnesota Wild will quit. The team must rely on sound defense, depth, and timely scoring. For any Minnesota Wild tickets, check out Ticket King!
Friday, October 8, 2010
The Minnesota Wild lost 2-1 in a shootout to the Carolina Hurricanes. The lone scorer was Andrew Brunette, in the first period on the power play. All 3 Wild shooters were stopped in the shootout with Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, and Antti Meittinen. It wasn't a great start to the season and head coach Todd Richards is probably feeling the hot seat, as most of the media believes a poor start could result in his firing. The Wild will host the Edmonton Oilers on October 14th at the Xcel Energy Center.
The first NHL game played in the 2010-2011 season was played yesterday. The Minnesota Wild were defeated 4-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes. Scoring for the Minnesota Wild were Guillaume Latendresse, Matt Cullen, and Brent Burns. The Wild scored first 3 minutes into the game but the Hurricanes responded with 3 goals in the 2nd period. A 4-2 lead proved too much to overcome. They will play again today in Helsinki, Finland. Former Wild draft pick Nick Leddy played 20 minutes for the Chicago Blackhawks in his NHL debut as well last night.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The Minnesota Wild have arrived in Finland over the weekend. The team was selected by the NHL because of their Finnish roots - Mikko Koivu is currently the face of the Finland national team as well as the Minnesota Wild, accompanied by Antii Miettinen and Niklas Backstrom. Not to mention the Wild drafted Finnish native Mikael Granlund in the first round this year of the NHL Draft. They are playing a Finnish League team today and will take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday and Friday to kick off the NHL season.