Tag Archives: Minnesota Wild

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 11/8/11 — Niklas Backstrom

    Stat Line Of The Night — 11/8/11 — Niklas Backstrom

    The Minnesota Wild may not have been the best team on the ice at the Saddledome last night, but they had the best goalie, and that was all they needed. After backing up Josh Harding for four straight games, all Wild wins, Niklas Backstrom was given the opportunity to return to the starting role, and […]

  • Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Punches A Referee (Video)

    Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Punches A Referee (Video)

    One week ago I said that soccer, not hockey, may be the toughest sport to officiate.  After watching NHL linesman Darren Gibbs take a punch to the face from Cal Clutterbuck, I think I’d like to retract that statement. The incident occurred during a fight between the Wild’s Clutterbuck and the Vancouver Canucks’ Maxim Lapierre.  […]

  • Sens’ Chris Neil Drills Wild’s Clayton Stoner (Video)

    Sens’ Chris Neil Drills Wild’s Clayton Stoner (Video)

    After losing their first two games of the season, the Ottawa Senators found themselves trailing the Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-0 during the second period of last night’s game.  They were looking for some sort of spark to turn their season around, and they finally found it, in the form of a bone-crushing […]

  • Josh Harding’s Goalie Mask Will Honor NHLers Who Passed Away This Summer

    Josh Harding’s Goalie Mask Will Honor NHLers Who Passed Away This Summer

    Throughout his hockey career, Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding has had many different teammates.  Among those who Harding has shared a locker room with are Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Pavol Demitra.  Harding played with Rypien from 2001-04, while both were members of the WHL’s Regina Pats.  As for Boogaard and Demitra, they have both […]

  • The Dallas Stars Are Going Golfing! (Video)

    The Dallas Stars Are Going Golfing! (Video)

    Last night, the Dallas Stars were provided with the perfect opportunity to make a return to the NHL playoffs following a two year hiatus.  With the Chicago Blackhawks blowing their chance to clinch the final spot in the Western Conference after losing to the Detroit Red Wings earlier in the day, all the Stars had […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 3/22/11 — James Reimer

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 3/22/11 — James Reimer

    A few months ago the Toronto Maple Leafs playoffs hopes seemed to be non-existent.  My oh my, how things have changed since then, thanks in large part to the play of goaltender James Reimer.  After playing with the Leafs’ farm team, the Toronto Marlies, for half the season, the 23-year-old native of Morweena, Manitoba made […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Stoner vs. White — 3/20/11

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Stoner vs. White — 3/20/11

    The Montreal Canadiens easily won the game by a score of 8-1 last night, but the Minnesota Wild’s Clayton Stoner would make sure that they wouldn’t win the war in a similar fashion, thanks to two devastating hits and a spirited fight with minor-league call-up Ryan White. With the Habs being hit hard by the […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Greatest Mullet In Sports History?

    Picture Of The Day: The Greatest Mullet In Sports History?

    Plenty of Montreal Canadiens fans made the journey to the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota to cheer on their team during last night’s game against the Wild.  Among the Habs fans in attendance to celebrate their club’s 8-1 victory was this guy, who appears to have already gotten a head start on his playoff mullet. […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 3/20/11 — P.K. Subban

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 3/20/11 — P.K. Subban

    With several of their regulars sitting out due to injuries, the Montreal Canadiens’ line-up during last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild closely resembled that of their farm team, the Hamilton Bulldogs.  It was the perfect time for one of their young up-and-comers to step up and seize the moment.  Rookie defenseman P.K. Subban would […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Konopka vs. Staubitz — 3/2/11

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Konopka vs. Staubitz — 3/2/11

    Having recorded more man-games lost due to injury than any other team in the league, the New York Islanders felt their opposition had been taking liberties on them for far too long.  As a result, they decided to fight back, beginning with their epic brawl-filled game against the Pittsburgh Penguins less than a month ago.  […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 2/28/11 — Jonathan Toews

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 2/28/11 — Jonathan Toews

    Despite winning the Stanley Cup last season, the Chicago Blackhawks entered last night’s game on the outside of the playoffs looking in.  However, a four-game winning streak helped them creep to within a point of the post-season.  Captain Jonathan Towes recorded three goals and three assists in those four games, and both he and his […]