Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

The Wild didn't go quietly Saturday afternoon, but few will remember the Wild's franchise-best regular season now that the team couldn't even get past Game 5 of the first round.

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters

April 22
Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters
Since owner Craig Leipold spent about $200 million on two premier players, his team is 2-5 in playoff series and has not advanced beyond the second round.

Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards

April 22
Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards
Staal grabbed his head and lay on the ice for several minutes as he was attended to by team medical personnel. He was released from Regions Hospital later Saturday night.

Postgame: Disappointment, bewilderment as Wild's season ends abruptly

April 22
The Wild's 49-win, 106-point regular season means nothing now that it bowed out in five games to MIke Yeo and the St. Louis Blues.

Blues coach Yeo sought advancement, not revenge

April 22
"I don't want it to be a story,'' he said. "My goal is not to beat the Minnesota Wild for me. My goal is for us as a group to keep getting better, and keep seeing what we're capable of.''
Wild
12:48pm

Mikael Granlund named Lady Byng Trophy finalist

Granlund will find out if he won the award on June 21 in Las Vegas.
Wild
April 23

Wild Minute: Wild's season ends

The Wild's record season ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis.
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Wild
April 22

Game 5: St. Louis 4, Wild 3 (OT)

Magnus Paajarvi scored from right in front at 9:42 of overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Wild 4-3 to win the Western Conference first-round matchup at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Chicago 50 23 9 109 26-10-5 24-13-4
    Minnesota 49 25 8 106 27-12-2 22-13-6
    St. Louis 46 29 7 99 24-12-5 22-17-2
    Nashville 41 29 12 94 24-9-8 17-20-4
    Winnipeg 40 35 7 87 22-18-1 18-17-6
    Dallas 34 37 11 79 22-13-6 12-24-5
    Colorado 22 56 4 48 13-26-2 9-30-2
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Anaheim 46 23 13 105 29-8-4 17-15-9
    Edmonton 47 26 9 103 25-12-4 22-14-5
    San Jose 46 29 7 99 26-11-4 20-18-3
    Calgary 45 33 4 94 24-17-0 21-16-4
    Los Angeles 39 35 8 86 23-16-2 16-19-6
    Arizona 30 42 10 70 18-18-5 12-24-5
    Vancouver 30 43 9 69 18-17-6 12-26-3
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Montreal 47 26 9 103 24-12-5 23-14-4
    Ottawa 44 28 10 98 22-11-8 22-17-2
    Boston 44 31 7 95 23-17-1 21-14-6
    Toronto 40 27 15 95 21-13-7 19-14-8
    Tampa Bay 42 30 10 94 23-14-4 19-16-6
    Florida 35 36 11 81 19-19-3 16-17-8
    Detroit 33 36 13 79 17-17-7 16-19-6
    Buffalo 33 37 12 78 20-15-6 13-22-6
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 55 19 8 118 32-7-2 23-12-6
    Pittsburgh 50 21 11 111 31-6-4 19-15-7
    Columbus 50 24 8 108 28-12-1 22-12-7
    NY Rangers 48 28 6 102 21-16-4 27-12-2
    NY Islanders 41 29 12 94 22-12-7 19-17-5
    Philadelphia 39 33 10 88 25-11-5 14-22-5
    Carolina 36 31 15 87 23-12-6 13-19-9
    New Jersey 28 40 14 70 16-17-8 12-23-6
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 28
    M. Granlund MIN 26
    N. Niederreiter MIN 25
    J. Zucker MIN 22
    M. Hanzal MIN 20
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 43
    M. Koivu MIN 40
    C. Coyle MIN 38
    E. Staal MIN 37
    J. Pominville MIN 34
  • Points
    M. Granlund MIN 69
    E. Staal MIN 65
    M. Koivu MIN 58
    N. Niederreiter MIN 57
    C. Coyle MIN 56
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.25
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1701
    D. Kuemper MIN 507
    A. Stalock MIN 51
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 40
    D. Kuemper MIN 8
    A. Stalock MIN 1
  • Goals
    S. Crosby PIT 44
    N. Kucherov TB 40
    A. Matthews TOR 40
    B. Marchand BOS 39
    V. Tarasenko STL 39
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 70
    N. Backstrom WAS 63
    R. Getzlaf ANH 58
    V. Hedman TB 56
    P. Kane CHI 55
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 100
    S. Crosby PIT 89
    P. Kane CHI 89
    N. Backstrom WAS 86
    N. Kucherov TB 85
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 2.06
    B. Holtby WAS 2.07
    J. Howard DET 2.10
    P. Budaj TB 2.18
    J. Gibson ANH 2.22
  • Saves
    C. Talbot EDM 1946
    F. Andersen TOR 1883
    R. Lehner BUF 1758
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 1727
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1701
  • Wins
    B. Holtby WAS 42
    C. Talbot EDM 42
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 41
    D. Dubnyk MIN 40
    (2) Players 37
  • Friday, April 21
    Washington 2, Toronto 1, F Boston 3, Ottawa 2, F
  • Saturday, April 22
    St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3, F NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1, F Edmonton 3, San Jose 1, F
  • Today, April 23
    Ottawa @ Boston Washington @ Toronto
  • Monday, April 24
  • Tuesday, April 25
    Toronto @ Washington
  • Wednesday, April 26
    Boston @ Ottawa
  • Thursday, April 27
  • Friday, April 28
Wild
April 22

Wild-St. Louis Game 5 recap

Colton Parayko, the Blues' giant young defenseman, can be meticulous behind his own net, but played 28:52, blocked five shots and was a plus-3.
Polls
April 22

Poll: How would you assess the Wild's season?

Wild
April 22

Wild's Staal leaves Game 5 vs. Blues with head injury

Staal was injured when he went head-first into the end boards behind Blues goalie Jake Allen.
Wild
April 22

Wild pregame: Fluctuations

When Devan Dubnyk has allowed a soft goal, the Blues have won. When Jake Allen has given up a soft goal, the Wild has won.
Wild
April 22

Wild, Blues are resigned to low-scoring series

Minnesota and St. Louis players are surprising even themselves with tenacity in limiting goals.
Wild
April 21

Reusse: First round shows unpredictability of NHL playoffs

It's a new world in the NHL since the lockout of 2004-05. Twelve years later, Commissioner Gary Bettman's well-balanced league has a playoff product that immediately hooks the customers with its intensity, and also its mystery.
Wild
April 21

Cheating on the faceoff dot is delaying Wild-Blues games

Game 4 was slowed as centers, often the Wild's, drew calls.
Wild
April 21

Blues' addition of Stastny back from injury downplayed

Stastny, who has been out since March 21 because of a foot injury, practiced on the Blues' top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz on Friday.
Wild
April 21

Preview: Wild vs. St. Louis, Game 5

Coming off a 2-0 Game 4 win, the Wild still has an uphill battle ahead. It is trying to become the fifth team out of 187 in history to complete a comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
Wild
April 21

Haula, Wild ready for Game 5

Wild forward Erik Haula practiced Friday and appears ready to play in Saturday's Game 5 -- and St. Louis could have Paul Stastny back, too.
Wild
April 21

Wild fans trying to muster up hope heading into Game 5

A quick survey of fans revealed there is slightly more optimism than doubt that the Wild will win Saturday and possibly rally to win its series with St. Louis.
Wild
April 21

Hartman: Wild's daunting task vs. Blues can still be achieved

Lou Nanne says beating the Blues won't be easy after being down 3-0, but Game 4 provided hope.
Wild
April 20

Wild's Charlie Coyle steps up his game in playoffs

Wild's tough, talented winger ditched slump to be playoff force.
Wild
April 20

Boudreau seeks peak effort for Game 5 against Blues

Wednesday's 2-0 triumph was only a tiny step for the Wild, one that turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-1 hole. And matching that effort in Game 5, Bruce Boudreau said, won't cut it.
Wild
April 20

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is "a lot happier'' after Game 4 win

The Wild returned Thursday morning from St. Louis and will have two days to prepare for Game 5 after extending the series.
Wild
April 20

Wild fans: 'So you're telling me there's a chance'

The victory restored hope to a fan base that expected big things from the Wild entering the postseason.
Wild
April 20
Members of the Minnesota Wild congratulate teammate Martin Hanzal on his goal Wednesday as Magnus Paajarvi of St. Louis skated away.

Dubnyk, Wild force Game 5 against St. Louis with 2-0 victory

Charlie Coyle and Martin Hanzal scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped all 28 Blues shots he faced to send the Wild's series with St. Louis into Saturday.
Final, 4/22 1 2 3 OT F
St. Louis 4-1 2 0 1 1 4
Minnesota 1-4 1 0 2 0 3

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