Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 2 - Bruins vs. Hurricanes, Kings vs. Oilers | Faceoff, How to Watch, Preview
Carolina comes in following their second consecutive division title after their best regular season since moving from Hartford. Carolina looks like to keep up their winning ways against Boston in this series, as they won all three meetings during the regular season. The two rivals split the four-game regular season series, with each team squeaking out a close victory, while blowing out the other team as well. The Wild come in following their best regular season performance in franchise history. Edmonton had L.A.’s number during the regular season, winning three of the four matchups in 2021-22.mlive.com
Blues-Wild take rivalry to stacked-as-ever 1st-round series
The Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues were two of the best teams in the NHL down the stretch of the regular season, with these long-running rivals locked in a relentless heavyweight fight for second place in the Central Division. After nudging ahead of the Blues by winning their last two games, the Wild earned the extra home game in the first round. “We’re going to play a very good hockey team — experienced, skilled — and they’re playing one, too,” Wild general manager Bill Guerin said.news.yahoo.com
Wild, Avs, Rangers among the winners at NHL trade deadline
Marc-Andre Fleury may have been the biggest winner at the NHL trade deadline, getting dealt by the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks to the potentially contending Minnesota Wild. Minnesota acquired the biggest name available on Monday, adding a three-time Stanley Cup winner. The bold move boosts the Wild's chances of making the playoffs and perhaps making a deep run for the first time since reaching the 2003 Western Conference finals.news.yahoo.com
Red Wings raise compete level while defense, goaltending raise concerns
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings had much more fight in them Thursday, two days after essentially rolling over in embarrassing fashion. They still fell short in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild at Little Caesars Arena. The Wild outscored the Red Wings 2-0 in the shootout, getting goals from Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Fiala. Shots 18-18. pic.twitter.com/833u4lJRi3 — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 11, 2022The Red Wings (24-27-7) are still winless in four (0-3-1) and continue to experience defensive and goaltending issues, having allowed 50 goals in their past nine games. We got to keep grinding.”More: Red Wings drop a wild one in a shootoutmlive.com
Red Wings respond with energy, fight, but fall to Wild in shootout
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings needed to respond to a dreadful performance from two nights earlier with passion, energy and effort. The Minnesota Wild got goals from Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Fiala in the shootout for a 6-5 victory over the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings (24-27-7) are winless in four (0-3-1) but acquitted themselves well following a 9-2 loss to Arizona on Tuesday. Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return. The Wild had a few good chances in the waning seconds of the second period, crashing the Red Wings net and triggering Nedeljkovic.mlive.com
Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings - NHL (3/10/22) | Faceoff, How to Watch, Preview
The Detroit Red Wings are licking their wounds after an abysmal performance against one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. They will try and get back on the winning track when they host the struggling Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Watch the Detroit Red Wings on DirecTV StreamIt marked the second time this season Detroit has given up nine goals (they lost 10-7 to the Toronto Maple Leafs 11 days ago). Check out more stories about the Detroit Red Wings here on MLiveWhat: NHL HockeyWho: Minnesota Wild (33-19-3) vs. Detroit Red Wings (24-27-6)When: Thursday, March 10Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NHL standings and results on NHL.commlive.com
Red Wings’ comeback bid falls short as Matt Boldy’s hat trick lifts Wild
The Red Wings (22-22-6), coming off back-to-back victories over the Philadelphia Flyers, haven’t won three in a row since a five-game streak from Nov. 24-Dec. 4. The Wild scored three power-play goals and improved to 11-1-1 in their past 13. Lucas Raymond and Sam Gagner scored goals and Moritz Seider picked up a pair of assists. The Red Wings pulled goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic for the extra skater with 5:44 remaining. The Red Wings started strong with goals from Larkin and Lindstrom 2:34 apart early in the game to lead 2-0.mlive.com
Detroit Red Wings vs. Minnesota Wild - NHL (2/14/22) | Faceoff, How to Watch
After a pair of wins last week, the Detroit Red Wings are back above the .500 mark on the season, and are looking confident coming out of the All-Star Break. They look to continue their winning ways when they hit the road to take on the Minnesota Wild in a Valentine’s Day clash. Watch the Detroit Red Wings on DirecTV StreamGoaltender Thomas Greiss was solid in his first start in his first start since January 9, making 32 saves while picking up his seventh win of the season. The Wings now head to Minnesota for a meeting with a Wild team that is increasingly looking like a team poised for a run in the postseason. Check out more stories about the Detroit Red Wings here on MLiveWhat: NHL HockeyWho: Detroit Red Wings (22-21-6) vs. Minnesota Wild (29-11-3)When: Monday, February 14Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
NHL Winter Classic - St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild (1/1/22) | Faceoff, How to Watch
This year, the well-known State of Hockey hosts the scenic outdoor game, in what should be an exciting matchup between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues. Watch the NHL on DirecTV StreamSaturday will mark the second outdoor NHL game for the Wild, and the second held in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. This will be the Blues’ second outdoor game as well. Yet, St. Louis has found ways to win, and are currently third in the Central, just a point back of the Wild. What: NHL Winter ClassicWho: St. Louis Blues (17-9-5) vs. Minnesota Wild (19-9-2)When: Saturday, January 1Time: 7:00 p.m.mlive.com
One-time Red Wings’ free-agent targets Ryan Suter, Zach Parise being bought out
The Detroit Red Wings were major players in the free-agent market nine years ago when they made a huge pitch for defenseman Ryan Suter and left wing Zach Parise. They lost out to the Minnesota Wild, who signed the close friends to matching 13-year, $98 million contracts on July 4, 2012. On Tuesday, Wild general manager Bill Guerin announced that Suter and Parise, both 36, are being bought out of the final four years of their contracts. The Red Wings weren’t as interested in Parise as they were in Suter, the mobile, puck-mover they envisioned plugging the hole left by Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired two months earlier. We were told a couple of times that we were on a short list of teams he was considering.’'The Red Wings believed both players wanted to play closer to home.mlive.com
How to Watch the Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (5/28/21) -- Stanley Cup Finals (R1, G7) | Channel, Stream, Time
Just a few days ago, the Minnesota Wild trailed the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in their best-of-seven series, and it looked like Vegas was going to clinch the series on home ice. However, Minnesota rallied to win games five and six to force a deicing game seven on Friday night. The Wild won game five off the pads of goaltender Cam Talbot. The Golden Knights outshot the Wild 40-14, but Talbot stood tall, only allowing two goals. What: NHL West Division PlayoffsWho: (3) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights (Series tied 3-3)When: Friday, May 28Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (5/24/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 5) | Channel, Stream, Time
The way game one ended up between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Minnesota Wild, an overtime victory for the Wild, many thought the series would be tight all the way through possibly seven games. Yet, as the series heads back to the strip for game five, the Golden Knights have a stranglehold on the series. Watch the Stanley Cup Finals on FuboTV (7-day free trial)After winning game two, Vegas came back with a pair of wins in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Now, the series heads back to Las Vegas with the Golden Knights one win away from a second round meeting with the President Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche. What: NHL West Division PlayoffsWho: (3) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights (Knights lead 3-1)When: Monday, May 24Time: 10:30 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (5/18/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 2) | Channel, Stream, Time
The first three games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs went to overtime this past weekend. The third of those was an exciting, yet extremely tight battle between the Minnesota Wild and the Vegas Golden Knights. The game was scoreless through 60 minutes, with the Wild coming out victorious in overtime. The Wild, while giving up the majority of the shots, did not allow many high-danger scoring chances for the Golden Knights. What: NHL PlayoffsWho: (3) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights (Wild leads 1-0)When: Tuesday, May 18Time: 10:00 PM ETWhere: T-Mobile Arena (Paradise, Nev.)Channel: NBC Sports NetworkStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)mlive.com
The Latest: ACC tourney players, coaches get tracing devices
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlantic Coast Conference will expand use of KINEXON SafeTag contact tracing devices by equipping players, coaches and Tier 1 personnel for its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. SafeTags measure proximity between users to provide school medical officials with contact tracing data when an individual tests positive for COVID-19. All 15 ACC schools used the devices inside team facilities during the regular season to mitigate the spread of the virus. An ACC release stated that the technology identified several high-risk close contacts of a positive case within the league. Bars, restaurants and music venues will also be able to close two hours later, at 2 a.m., instead of at midnight.
The Latest: NHL down to a season-low 8 players on COVID list
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NHL is down to a season-low eight players on the COVID-19 list after play on Tuesday night, five of them on the Philadelphia Flyers. That’s a marked improvement in the 11 days since the league had a season-high 59 players on the list. The Flyers have moved into third among NHL teams, with players spending a combined total of 98 days on the list, one more than Buffalo. He joined Nellie Fox (1959), Dick Allen (1972) and Frank Thomas (1993, 1994) as the team's only MVP winners. ___The West Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be held without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Latest: NHL's COVID-19 list down to 13 players
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NHL’s COVID-19 list is now down to 13 players, marking the second-lowest total since the league first began publishing it on Jan. 13. His addition came the same day four Wild players were removed from the list: Jonas Brodin, Victor Rask, Carson Soucy and Cam Talbot. Los Angeles Kings forward Andreas Athanasiou was also cleared after spending a league-high 21 days on the list. The professional hockey team started in 2013 in the Central Hockey League, helping fill the void after the Ontario Hockey League’s Brampton Battalion moved to North Bay. The New Jersey Devils still lead all NHL teams in both the number of players and the number of combined days on the COVID-19 list.
The Latest: Memphis-Houston men's basketball game postponed
Now their first scheduled game with Houston has been added to the postponement list. ___The Big 12 has announced the reschedule dates for nine women’s basketball games postponed this season because of COVID-19 protocols. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that Louisville's men's basketball game at Virginia Tech scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Ad___Saturday’s men's basketball game between Texas A&M and Florida has been postponed due to COVID-19. It's the third straight Florida men's game affected by the coronavirus.
NHL revises virus protocols; Colorado is 5th team shut down
New York Rangers coach David Quinn of the New York Rangers stands behind the bench during the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)The NHL revised its virus protocols in a bid to keep the shortened season on track, but not before a fifth team was idled by COVID-19 problems. Hours after the league announced changes visible in arenas and important behind the scenes, Colorado joined the growing list of U.S.-based teams shut down for virus concerns. Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog joined teammate Tyson Jost on the league's COVID-19 unavailable list Thursday. Bettman said fewer than half the players in protocol have been because of a confirmed positive test and many of those were asymptomatic.
The Latest: Sharks to open home schedule hosting in Arizona
All rights reserved)San Jose Sharks' Dylan Gambrell, right, tries to hold back Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The San Jose Sharks will open their home schedule in the desert. The Sharks’ first two home games will be Feb. 1 and 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights at Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes. The Sharks held training camp in Arizona due to a ban on contact sports in California’s Santa Clara County. ___The Arizona women’s basketball team has postponed Sunday’s game against Colorado due to COVID-10 protocols within the program. The Bucknell men’s and women’s basketball games against Lehigh scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday are also postponed and will be rescheduled.
NHL cancels 2021 Minnesota Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend
The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year. The league on Thursday canceled the Winter Classic scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis and All-Star Weekend that was set for late January in Sunrise, Florida. No guarantee of being able to host fans led to the cancellation of the two signature events. The league hopes to bring them back to those cities in future years. “The NHL has given us every indication that the Winter Classic is coming to the State of Hockey and Target Field when it is safe to do so and our fans can fully embrace it,” Wild president Matt Majka said.
Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted
Jacob Markstrom left Vancouver to sign a six-year, $36 million contract with the Calgary Flames. The Wild quickly addressed their goaltending needs after trading Devan Dubnyk to San Jose, by signing Cam Talbot signing a three-year, $11 million deal. — Veteran forward Wayne Simmonds was among the first free agents to sign, reaching a one-year $1.5 million deal with the Maple Leafs. With starting goalie Corey Crawford leaving for New Jersey in free agency, the Blackhawks also signed goalie Malcolm Subban to a two-year, $1.7 million contract. — The Senators and newly acquired goalie Matt Murray agreed to two-year, $25 million deal.
NHL targeting Jan. 1 to begin next season
Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday night the NHL is targeting a Jan. 1 start for next season. That declaration came after recent talks between the league and NHL Players’ Association. NHL teams are expected to get camps of at least two weeks, just as they did before the expanded playoffs over the summer. Free agency opens Friday, with the NHL looking to speed through the offseason while planning to play in 2021. “It’s kind of been refreshing to get back and have somewhat of a tentative date for when we’re going to be coming back,” Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon said.
Minnesota Wild trade Dubnyk, Donato to Sharks for picks
(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)The Minnesota Wild traded goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks in two separate deals on Monday, continuing their makeover under general manager Bill Guerin. The Sharks sent their fifth-round pick in the 2022 draft for Dubnyk and also received Minnesota's 2022 seventh-rounder in return. The Wild now own two 2021 picks from the Penguins, who traded next year's first-rounder to Minnesota for forward Jason Zucker. Donato, who is the son of former Bruins stalwart Ted Donato, has 29 goals and 28 assists in 130 career NHL games. The 26-year-old Soucy had seven goals, seven assists and a team-leading plus-16 rating in 55 games in his first full NHL season.
NHL releases 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs exhibition, qualifiers, round-robin schedule
Maple Leafs, 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 6 : Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets, TBDFriday, Aug. 7 : Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets*, TBDSunday, Aug. 9: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning, 4 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 5 : Lightning vs. Bruins, 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 6 : Capitals vs. Flyers, TBDSaturday, Aug. 8 : Bruins vs. Capitals, TBDSunday, Aug. 9: Flyers vs. Lightning, TBDWestern Conference (Edmonton)(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago BlackhawksSaturday, Aug. 1 : Blackhawks vs. Oilers, 3 p.m.Monday, Aug. 3 : Blackhawks vs. Oilers, 10:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 5 : Oilers vs. Blackhawks, 10:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 7 : Oilers vs. Blackhawks*, TBDSaturday, Aug. 8: Blackhawks vs. Oilers*, TBD(6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona CoyotesSunday, Aug. 2 : Coyotes vs. Predators, 2:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 5: Predators vs. Coyotes, 2:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 7 : Predators vs. Coyotes*, TBDSunday, Aug. 9: Coyotes vs. Predators*, TBD(7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota WildSunday, Aug. 2 : Wild vs. Canucks, 10:30 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 4 : Wild vs. Canucks, 10:45 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 6 : Canucks vs. Wild, TBDFriday, Aug. 7 : Canucks vs. Wild*, TBDSunday, Aug. 9: Wild vs. Canucks*, TBD(8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg JetsSaturday, Aug. 1 : Jets vs. Flames, 10:30 p.m.Monday, Aug. 3 : Jets vs. Flames, 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 4 : Flames vs.