Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

If the Wild wants to survive potential injuries and fatigue during the stretch run and chore through what it hopes is four playoff rounds, improving the forward depth may be the team's biggest need.

Fair play? Parise questions double standard of penalty calls at net

February 22
Fair play? Parise questions double standard of penalty calls at net
Few players — especially lately, it seems — get mugged as frequently as Zach Parise does around the opposing net.

Out 40 years, 'Slap Shot' still resonates with players half that age

February 22
Out 40 years, 'Slap Shot' still resonates with players half that age
A small but meaningful sample size — a Gophers men’s hockey locker room filled with players half the movie’s age — agree “Slap Shot” is alive, well and still quoted with abundance.
Wild
February 22
Richard Panik (14) celebrated after scoring a goal to put the Blackhaw...

One line does all the damage as Chicago powers past Wild

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, 13 days after scoring twice against the Wild, lit Minnesota up with three goals and two assists in the Wild's last game before a bye week.
Wild
February 22
Jason Zucker (16) and Artemi Panarin (72) chased the puck in the secon...

Souhan: Old nemesis Blackhawks return, but Wild has new stature

For once, the Blackhawks won a game against Minnesota and could feel they proved something, because this is the best Wild team in history.
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Wild
February 22
Jonathan Toews (19) celebrated with teammates after scoring an empty n...

Wild Minute: Toews lights up Xcel Energy Center

The Chicago Blackhawks captain scored three goals and two assists in a 5-3 win over Minnesota.
Sports
February 21
Richard Panik (14) celebrated after scoring a goal to put the Blackhaw...

Postgame: Blackhawks send Wild into bye with a stinging defeat

The Wild made it a game in the end, but it was outplayed for good chunks of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Chicago
Wild
February 21

Wild-Chicago game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.

nhl

  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Minnesota 39 14 6 84 21-8-1 18-6-5
    Chicago 38 18 5 81 19-8-4 19-10-1
    St. Louis 31 24 5 67 18-10-4 13-14-1
    Nashville 29 22 9 67 17-7-7 12-15-2
    Winnipeg 28 29 6 62 14-14-1 14-15-5
    Dallas 24 27 10 58 17-9-6 7-18-4
    Colorado 16 40 3 35 7-20-2 9-20-1
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    San Jose 35 18 7 77 18-7-4 17-11-3
    Anaheim 32 20 10 74 19-7-3 13-13-7
    Edmonton 33 21 8 74 15-10-3 18-11-5
    Calgary 32 26 4 68 15-14-0 17-12-4
    Los Angeles 29 27 4 62 15-11-1 14-16-3
    Vancouver 26 28 6 58 18-9-3 8-19-3
    Arizona 21 32 7 49 13-14-3 8-18-4
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Montreal 32 21 8 72 18-9-4 14-12-4
    Ottawa 32 21 6 70 16-10-6 16-11-0
    Toronto 28 20 12 68 15-10-5 13-10-7
    Boston 31 24 6 68 15-13-0 16-11-6
    Florida 28 22 10 66 14-12-3 14-10-7
    Buffalo 26 24 10 62 15-11-4 11-13-6
    Tampa Bay 27 25 8 62 15-11-2 12-14-6
    Detroit 24 26 10 58 12-14-5 12-12-5
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 41 12 7 89 25-5-1 16-7-6
    Pittsburgh 37 14 8 82 24-4-3 13-10-5
    NY Rangers 39 19 2 80 19-11-2 20-8-0
    Columbus 37 16 5 79 21-9-1 16-7-4
    NY Islanders 29 21 10 68 20-8-6 9-13-4
    Philadelphia 28 25 7 63 17-10-4 11-15-3
    New Jersey 25 25 10 60 13-12-4 12-13-6
    Carolina 25 24 8 58 18-8-2 7-16-6
  • Goals
    M. Granlund MIN 19
    N. Niederreiter MIN 19
    J. Zucker MIN 18
    M. Koivu MIN 17
    E. Staal MIN 17
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 36
    C. Coyle MIN 30
    M. Koivu MIN 29
    J. Pominville MIN 28
    E. Staal MIN 28
  • Points
    M. Granlund MIN 55
    M. Koivu MIN 46
    N. Niederreiter MIN 45
    E. Staal MIN 45
    C. Coyle MIN 44
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.01
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1292
    D. Kuemper MIN 403
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 32
    D. Kuemper MIN 7
  • Goals
    S. Crosby PIT 33
    P. Laine WPG 30
    J. Carter LA 29
    A. Matthews TOR 28
    (2) Players 28
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 48
    N. Backstrom WAS 45
    E. Karlsson OTT 42
    P. Kane CHI 40
    V. Hedman TB 39
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 68
    S. Crosby PIT 66
    B. Burns SJ 64
    P. Kane CHI 63
    N. Backstrom WAS 63
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    B. Holtby WAS 1.99
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.01
    P. Budaj LA 2.12
    S. Darling CHI 2.19
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 2.21
  • Saves
    C. Talbot EDM 1467
    F. Andersen TOR 1428
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1292
    R. Lehner BUF 1277
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 1247
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 32
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 31
    C. Talbot EDM 31
    B. Holtby WAS 30
    (3) Players 28
  • Wednesday, February 22
    Edmonton 4, Florida 3, F Washington 4, Philadelphia 1, F Anaheim 5, Boston 3, F
  • Thursday, February 23
    NY Islanders 3, Montreal 0, F Calgary 3, Tampa Bay 2, F NY Rangers 2, Toronto 1, F
    Nashville 4, Colorado 2, F Chicago 6, Arizona 3, F Boston 4, Los Angeles 1, F
  • Today, February 24
    Washington 2, Edmonton 1, F Carolina 3, Ottawa 0, F Calgary 4, Florida 2, F
    Dallas 3, Arizona 2, 3rd, 14:50
  • Saturday, February 25
    Anaheim @ Los Angeles Washington @ Nashville NY Islanders @ Columbus
    NY Rangers @ New Jersey Montreal @ Toronto Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh
    San Jose @ Vancouver Buffalo @ Colorado
  • Sunday, February 26
    Boston @ Dallas Calgary @ Carolina Edmonton @ Nashville
    Columbus @ NY Rangers St. Louis @ Chicago Ottawa @ Florida
    Buffalo @ Arizona
  • Monday, February 27
    Montreal @ New Jersey Ottawa @ Tampa Bay Los Angeles @ Minnesota
  • Tuesday, February 28
    Arizona @ Boston Nashville @ Buffalo Washington @ NY Rangers
    Colorado @ Philadelphia Carolina @ Florida Columbus @ Montreal
    Edmonton @ St. Louis Minnesota @ Winnipeg Pittsburgh @ Dallas
    Los Angeles @ Calgary Detroit @ Vancouver Toronto @ San Jose
  • Wednesday, March 1
    Carolina @ Tampa Bay Pittsburgh @ Chicago
Wild
February 21

St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing

General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.
Sports
February 21

Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

With a win over Chicago, the Wild would leap over Washington for the most points in the NHL before a five-day break. Expect a playoff-type atmosphere at the X.
Wild
February 21

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

It's not often that a team is so secure with its position in the standings that it can enter into a few weeks' worth of experimentation two months before the playoffs.
Gophers
February 21

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated

This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.
Wild
February 20

Wild-Chicago game preview

A victory would give the Wild the most wins and points in the NHL. The Wild can become the first team with 40 wins and 86 points, which would be one short of last season's 82-game total.
Wild
February 20

Three months on fire: Wild's hot line scoring, staying together

The Mikael Granlund-Mikko Koivu-Jason Zucker line has been a force for the Wild, scoring 110 points since the players became a unit three months ago.
Sports
February 20

Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall

Coach Bruce Boudreau said the medical staff will decide if Dumba's injury is such that he can play Tuesday or if another six days off would be smarter.
Sports
February 20

Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked

Why would the Wild call up Tyler Graovac for Tuesday's game when they begin a five-day break right after playing Chicago?
Polls
February 20

Poll: Which professional All-Star game is the best?

Wild
February 19

Wild reassigns Tuch to Iowa of the AHL

Tuch, Minnesota's first-round draft pick in 2014, is scoreless and has a minus-3 rating in six games with the Wild.
Wild
February 19

NHL Insider: Vegas GM McPhee eager to begin dealing

George McPhee is having fun getting the NHL's 31st franchise going.
Wild
February 19

Wild grabs big lead, holds on to beat feisty Nashville

The Wild won its 39th game, topping last season's 82-game total 24 games sooner.
Wild
February 19

Wild's AHL club in the hunt for playoffs

First-year coach Derek Lalonde took over an Iowa team that had the fewest points in the AHL the past two seasons and now has them over .500
Sports
February 19
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a diving save off a shot...

Postgame: Dubnyk sounds off after Wild's 39th win

The Wild goalie wasn't happy with a shot he took to the head in the third period of the Wild's win over Nashville.
Wild
February 19
Minnesota Wild players celebrate after scoring during the first period...

Wild Minute: Wild wins No. 39

The Wild held on to beat Nashville, 5-2, to top last season's win total.
Final, 2/21 1 2 3 F
Chicago 37-18-5 0 2 3 5
Minnesota 39-14-6 0 1 2 3

NHL Scoreboard

  • Edmonton

    Washington

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Ottawa

    Carolina

     

    - F

    0

    3

  • Calgary

    Florida

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Arizona

    Dallas

     

    - F

    2

    5