Minnesota Wild

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NHL Team Signs 51-Year-Old Goalie

Fortunately, Jim Deutsch did not have to play

(Newser) - The NHL's Minnesota Wild signed an emergency goalie today, which is news only because the guy is 51 years old and owns an embroidery store. As it turns out, Jim Deutsch won't have to suit up for an NHL game, but he came thisclose, reports the Minneapolis Star ... More »

Hockey Star Found Dead in Apartment

Derek Boogaard, former Minnesota Wild standout, found yesterday

(Newser) - New York Rangers hockey player Derek Boogaard, 28, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment last night. Boogaard, formerly a Minnesota Wild player, fought on the ice 54 times and amassed 255 penalty minutes, but the enforcer known as the "Boogey Man" will be remembered just as much for... More »

Wolski, Stastny Strike Late, Send Avs Past Wild

Theodore sparkles as Colorado takes 3-2 series lead with 3-2 win

(Newser) - Jose Theodore and the Colorado Avalanche sat back and waited. Then Wojtek Wolski and Paul Stastny pushed the Minnesota Wild to the edge of elimination. Wojtek and Stastny scored 79 seconds apart early in the third period to give Theodore and the patient Avs a 3-2 victory and a 3-2... More »

Avs Don't Need Overtime to Beat Wild

Three-goal first period, Theodore's goaltending pave way for 5-1 win

(Newser) - No fluke finish to this one. No overtime, either. Jose Theodore stopped 24 of 25 shots and the Colorado Avalanche used a three-goal first-period to rout the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Tuesday night, tying their first-round playoff series at two games each. The first three games of the series—as... More »

Wild Top Avs in Overtime Again

Bouchard's goal allows Minnesota to regain home-ice advantage

(Newser) - Pierre-Marc Bouchard took the pass from Brian Rolston from behind the net and sent it past Jose Theodore 11:58 into overtime to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Monday night. It was the third straight overtime game in this first-round series, with the Wild winning... More »

Sakic Wins It in Overtime for Avs

Captain scores game winner midway through first OT

(Newser) - Joe Sakic added another line to his amazing playoff resume. Sakic tipped in a shot by Ruslan Salei from the point midway through the first overtime period, his eighth career playoff goal in extra time, to send the Colorado Avalanche past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Wednesday night. The goal... More »

Avalanche Outlast Wild in Shootout

Colorado clinches 6th-seed with win

(Newser) - Wojtek Wolski and Joe Sakic scored shootout goals for Colorado as they beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 today, setting up a first-round playoff matchup between the teams. Peter Forsberg had three assists and Theodore had 34 saves for the Avalanche, who clinched the No. 6 seed with the win. Josh... More »

Wild Beat Flames 3-1, Win Division Title

Minnesota earns first-round home ice for playoffs

(Newser) - Marian Gaborik and the Minnesota Wild won the Northwest Division at home, and that's where they'll start the playoffs. Gaborik scored two third-period goals to help the Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 tonight for the first division title in franchise-history. Minnesota's Jacques Lemaire also earned his 500th career victory.... More »

Canandiens Light Lamp Late, Stun Sabres

Elsewhere, Boyes' 40th leads Blues while Wild blank Canucks

(Newser) - Tomas Plekanec scored twice in the final 2:31, including the tying goal with 15 seconds remaining, and teammate Christopher Higgins scored in overtime as Montreal dealt Buffalo a serious blow to its playoff hopes with 4-3 victory. Mark Streit added three assists for the Canadiens, who took over first... More »

Wild Takes Over First Place in Northeast

Forsberg lead Avalanche win, Ducks clinch playoff spot

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild bounced back from an awful loss to Edmonton Monday to beat the Oilers 3-1 last night, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for the Wild, who jumped over idle Calgary for first place in the Northwest Division. Branko Radivojevic had a goal and... More »

Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

Sharks beat Ducks, solidify hold on 1st; Wild over Canucks

(Newser) - The Maple Leafs aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet, after a 4-1 win in Buffalo last night left them a fighting chance in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is in 12th place right now, but only five points separates them from the Boston Bruins, who hold the eighth... More »

Sharks Secure Postseason in Wild Shootout

Khabibulin, 'Hawks shut out Capitals; Ducks skewer Stars

(Newser) - San Jose had to put in a longer work night to clinch a playoff berth after Minnesota's Marion Gaborik turned a 3-2 Sharks lead into an overtime battle last night. Evgeni Nabokov came through in the shootout to put a 4-3 cap on the often fierce game, the San Jose ... More »

Wild Top Avs 3-1, Take Division Lead

Minnesota alone atop Northwest

(Newser) - Three different Minnesota players scored as the Wild topped the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 and gained sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division. Minnesota has a two-point lead over second place Calgary and Colorado. The Wild sorely needed this victory against their division rival, after losing nine of their... More »

Devils Dump Sparkless Lightning in OT

Oilers edge Jackets while Thrashers snap eight-game losing skid

(Newser) - New Jersey took a slim lead in the Eastern Conference thanks to an overtime goal by Patrik Elias on an odd-man rush in a 2-1 win over hapless Tampa Bay. Zach Parise scored the other Devils goal while Martin Brodeur, with only 21 saves, got his 37th win this season... More »

Kings' Ersberg Rules Over Senators

Hurricanes blow past Wild, Anderson helps Panthers beat Ducks

(Newser) - Erik Ersberg played as about a perfect game as an NHL goalie could last night as he made 40 saves in just his third start ever to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators, reports AP. Ersberg, who is taking over for injured starter... More »

Blackhawks Bowl Over Wild 4-2

Williams' two points put Chicago back in playoff picture

(Newser) - Jason Williams scored a goal and notched an assist in the Chicago’s 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks have now won eight of their last 11 games and are within striking distance of the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. The victory marked Chicago’s first win... More »

Penguins Waste Early Lead, Rally in Shootout

Kings fall to Wild in OT, Oilers crack .500 with SO win over Jackets

(Newser) - Pittsburgh had a 2-0 lead before the Thrashers could get their bearings, but Atlanta slowly fought its way back from those two lightning minutes to send the game past overtime. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury bested Thrashers keeper Kari Lehtonen in the shootout for a 3-2 Pens win, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... More »

Wild Snap Skid, Edge Lightning

Reclaim top spot of Northwest Division with 3-2 win

(Newser) - Despite a tense final ten minutes, Minnesota survived the third period against Tampa last night, holding on 3-2. The win, the Wilds' first in regulation since February 2nd, put a much needed end to a four game losing streak, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I will have a... More »

Conklin Has 50 Saves as Pens Beat Isles

Hurricanes top Devils in overtime, Laich has 4 points in Caps win over Wild

(Newser) - Ty Conklin had a career-best 50 saves in the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders. Jeff Taffe had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who were short several men because of blockbuster trade. Pittsburgh made the biggest move at the deadline by acquiring star forward... More »

Devils Remain Red Hot, Edge Capitals

Elsewhere, Flames and Sharks both post one-goal road victories

(Newser) - New Jersey took over the lead in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win against Washington thanks to John Madden's overtime goal, reports the AP. The Devils were led by Martin Brodeur's 37 saves and have won seven of their last eight games. NHL goals leader Alex Ovechkin, stuck on... More »

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