Best to bumbling: Wild, Washington on different paths since last meeting

Best to bumbling: Wild, Washington on different paths since last meeting

Exactly two weeks ago, the Wild waltzed into Washington as the top team in the Western Conference for a best-on-best battle against the East-leading Capitals.

With Eriksson Ek returning, Wild tries to 'embrace' Capitals challenge

2:43pm
With Eriksson Ek returning, Wild tries to 'embrace' Capitals challenge
The Wild looks for its fourth win in 15 games this month tonight against the best team in the NHL, Washington, coming to the X.

Gophers defenseman Jake Bischoff signs with Islanders

11:41am
Gophers defenseman Jake Bischoff signs with Islanders
The All-Big Ten player spent four years at Minnesota, accumulating 68 points.
Sports
3:33pm

Wild to wear North Stars jerseys for final home game ... in warmups

The jerseys will be worn before the home regular season finale on April 4, and Eric Staal will be honored for playing his 1,000th game.
Sports
8:44am
The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek took a third period shot while stick check...

Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild

With the team 3-10-1 in the month of March, the Wild plans to recall its prized prospect for the stretch.
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Wild
7:23am

Wild's goal-scoring slumps

Here's a breakdown of Wild players who have had trouble lighting the lamp of late:
Wild
March 27

Wild-Washington game preview

The Wild's regression continues with a 3-10-1 record in March, including 10 losses in the past 12 games (2-9-1). The NHL-leading Capitals – the second-best offensive team and best defensive team in the league — have won five of six since stopping a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Minnesota on March 14.
Wild
March 27
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) falls after being hit by Detro...

Wild loses again, but Boudreau sees some promising signs

When you are 2-9-1 in the past 12 games and 3-10-1 in March after not so long ago leading the Western Conference, sometimes you have to grasp for positives.

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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Chicago 48 21 7 103 25-9-5 23-12-2
    Minnesota 44 24 7 95 24-12-1 20-12-6
    Nashville 39 25 11 89 23-8-7 16-17-4
    St. Louis 41 28 6 88 22-11-5 19-17-1
    Winnipeg 34 35 7 75 19-18-1 15-17-6
    Dallas 31 33 11 73 20-12-6 11-21-5
    Colorado 20 52 3 43 11-24-2 9-28-1
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Anaheim 41 23 11 93 26-8-4 15-15-7
    San Jose 42 26 7 91 23-10-4 19-16-3
    Edmonton 41 25 9 91 21-12-4 20-13-5
    Calgary 43 29 4 90 23-15-0 20-14-4
    Los Angeles 35 32 7 77 21-14-2 14-18-5
    Vancouver 30 36 9 69 18-13-6 12-23-3
    Arizona 27 40 9 63 16-16-5 11-24-4
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Montreal 42 24 9 93 22-11-5 20-13-4
    Ottawa 41 25 8 90 20-11-8 21-14-0
    Toronto 35 24 15 85 19-10-7 16-14-8
    Boston 39 30 6 84 19-16-0 20-14-6
    Tampa Bay 37 29 9 83 20-14-3 17-15-6
    Florida 33 31 11 77 18-17-3 15-14-8
    Buffalo 32 32 12 76 19-13-6 13-19-6
    Detroit 31 32 12 74 15-16-6 16-16-6
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 49 17 8 106 31-6-2 18-11-6
    Columbus 48 19 7 103 27-10-1 21-9-6
    Pittsburgh 46 18 11 103 29-5-4 17-13-7
    NY Rangers 46 26 4 96 19-16-3 27-10-1
    NY Islanders 35 28 12 82 20-12-7 15-16-5
    Carolina 33 27 14 80 21-10-5 12-17-9
    Philadelphia 35 32 8 78 21-11-4 14-21-4
    New Jersey 27 35 13 67 15-15-7 12-20-6
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 26
    M. Granlund MIN 25
    J. Zucker MIN 21
    N. Niederreiter MIN 20
    M. Koivu MIN 18
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 41
    M. Koivu MIN 35
    C. Coyle MIN 32
    E. Staal MIN 32
    J. Pominville MIN 31
  • Points
    M. Granlund MIN 66
    E. Staal MIN 58
    M. Koivu MIN 53
    N. Niederreiter MIN 49
    C. Coyle MIN 49
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.18
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1599
    D. Kuemper MIN 487
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 37
    D. Kuemper MIN 7
  • Goals
    S. Crosby PIT 42
    N. Kucherov TB 38
    B. Marchand BOS 37
    V. Tarasenko STL 35
    (3) Players 34
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 62
    N. Backstrom WAS 57
    E. Karlsson OTT 53
    R. Getzlaf ANH 52
    V. Hedman TB 50
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 88
    S. Crosby PIT 82
    P. Kane CHI 82
    N. Kucherov TB 80
    B. Marchand BOS 80
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 1.99
    B. Holtby WAS 2.01
    P. Budaj TB 2.16
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.18
    C. Price MON 2.25
  • Saves
    C. Talbot EDM 1795
    F. Andersen TOR 1767
    R. Lehner BUF 1669
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1599
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 1595
  • Wins
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 40
    B. Holtby WAS 39
    D. Dubnyk MIN 37
    C. Talbot EDM 37
    C. Price MON 34
  • Sunday, March 26
    Detroit 3, Minnesota 2, F Dallas 2, New Jersey 1, F Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 2, F
    Winnipeg 2, Vancouver 1, F Anaheim 6, NY Rangers 3, F
  • Monday, March 27
    Buffalo 4, Florida 2, F Detroit 4, Carolina 3, F Nashville 3, NY Islanders 1, F
    Tampa Bay 5, Chicago 4, F St. Louis 4, Arizona 1, F Calgary 4, Colorado 2, F
  • Today, March 28
    Nashville @ Boston Detroit @ Carolina Buffalo @ Columbus
    Winnipeg @ New Jersey Ottawa @ Philadelphia Dallas @ Montreal
    Florida @ Toronto Washington @ Minnesota Los Angeles @ Edmonton
    Anaheim @ Vancouver NY Rangers @ San Jose
  • Wednesday, March 29
    Chicago @ Pittsburgh Los Angeles @ Calgary Washington @ Colorado
    St. Louis @ Arizona
  • Thursday, March 30
    Columbus @ Carolina NY Islanders @ Philadelphia Dallas @ Boston
    Florida @ Montreal Detroit @ Tampa Bay Ottawa @ Minnesota
    Toronto @ Nashville Anaheim @ Winnipeg San Jose @ Edmonton
  • Friday, March 31
    Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers New Jersey @ NY Islanders Columbus @ Chicago
    San Jose @ Calgary St. Louis @ Colorado Washington @ Arizona
    Los Angeles @ Vancouver
  • Saturday, April 1
    Florida @ Boston Minnesota @ Nashville Ottawa @ Winnipeg
    Dallas @ Carolina Toronto @ Detroit New Jersey @ Philadelphia
    Montreal @ Tampa Bay Anaheim @ Edmonton
  • Sunday, April 2
    Boston @ Chicago NY Islanders @ Buffalo Nashville @ St. Louis
    Carolina @ Pittsburgh Colorado @ Minnesota Washington @ Columbus
    Dallas @ Tampa Bay San Jose @ Vancouver Philadelphia @ NY Rangers
    Anaheim @ Calgary Arizona @ Los Angeles
Polls
March 27

Poll: What's your biggest recent disappointment in local sports?

Wild
March 27

Wild's Haula sees ice time dwindling

Erik Haula, who has one point in his last 14 games, bit his tongue the best he could after Sunday's loss when asked about his reduced playing time.
Wild
March 26

Wild Minute: Wild takes positives from OT loss

In its final visit to Joe Louis Arena, the Wild blew two one-goal leads and lost in overtime to the Red Wings.
Wild
March 26

Detroit 3, Wild 2 (OT)

The Red Wings defeated the Wild 3-2 in overtime at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Sunday.
Wild
March 26

Wild-Detroit game recap

The Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist assisted on the tying and winning goals.
Sports
March 26

Postgame: Wild competes and defends better, but loses in OT

The Wild fell for the 11th time in 14 games in March during a 3-2 overtime loss in Detroit.
Wild
March 26

Wild stumbles into playoff berth despite 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver

A scoreless tie after one period became a 4-0 deficit in the second. The result was the Wild's 10th loss in 13 games in March. But the team did clinch a playoff berth when the Kings lost Saturday night.
Wild
March 26

Wild Minute: Much unrest after another loss

The Wild coach was not too happy, nor were the fans, during a 4-2 loss to Vancouver.
Wild
March 25

'Dream come true' for Boeser in NHL debut against Wild

Burnsville's Brock Boeser signed his contract with Vancouver after North Dakota lost to Boston University in the NCAA West Regional on Friday. Boeser scored the winning goal for the Canucks.
Wild
March 25

Wild-Vancouver recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.
Wild
March 25

Wild-Detroit preview

The Wild's final visit to Joe Louis Arena is an early 11:30 a.m. start for national TV.
Wild
March 25

NHL Insider: Josh Harding finds his way after NHL

It has been almost 28 months since Josh Harding quietly retired from hockey after dealing with complications from multiple sclerosis. He's found time to be a dad and goalie coach.
Wild
March 25

Wild's week ahead

A busy week starts with an early puck drop Sunday in Detroit.
Wild
March 25

NHL short takes

A weekly look around the league.
Sports
March 25

Postgame: Wild's spiral downward continues

The fans and Wild coach let the players have it after a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
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Washington 49-17-8
Minnesota 44-24-7

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