Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

One nifty little flip by Vernon Fiddler provided a big lift for the Nashville Predators on a rough night.

Sidestepping negatives, Wild GM Fletcher cites 'remarkably consistent team'

April 26
Sidestepping negatives, Wild GM Fletcher cites 'remarkably consistent team'
In his season-ending remarks Tuesday, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher pointed to the teams regular-season improvement, not the speedy playoff exit vs. St. Louis.

Granlund doesn't blame broken hand for playoff struggles

April 25
Granlund doesn't blame broken hand for playoff struggles
Mikael Granlund was loath to blame a broken right hand in Game 1 for his inability to score in the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a career-high 26 goals and 69 points.
Wild
April 25

Season wrap-up: Wild's players, coaches, executives look back and ahead

The Wild held its end-of-the-year availability on Tuesday, and here's a synopsis of the morning sessions from the press conference room and the locker room.
Wild
April 25
Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Bruce Boudreau...

Souhan: Five playoff games isn't good enough, no matter what Fletcher says

Instead of admitting that spending all of five games in the playoffs was a failure, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher tried to put a positive spin on the season.
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Wild
April 25

Eric Staal talks about concussion recovery

Wild center was injured in Saturday's season-ending loss
Wild
April 25

Lucky Eric Staal's head injury 'could have been a lot worse'

The Wild center sustained a concussion in Game 5 of the team's playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, but he knows he avoided a catastrophic injury after he uncontrollably crashed head-first into the boards.
Wild
April 25

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Another first-round exit leaves plenty of blame to go around.

nhl

  • 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
  • Tuesday, April 25
  • Wednesday, April 26
    Nashville 4, St. Louis 3, F Edmonton 5, Anaheim 3, F
  • Today, April 27
    NY Rangers @ Ottawa Pittsburgh @ Washington
  • Friday, April 28
    Nashville @ St. Louis Edmonton @ Anaheim
  • Saturday, April 29
    NY Rangers @ Ottawa Pittsburgh @ Washington
  • Sunday, April 30
    St. Louis @ Nashville Anaheim @ Edmonton
  • Monday, May 1
    Washington @ Pittsburgh
  • Tuesday, May 2
    Ottawa @ NY Rangers St. Louis @ Nashville
Business
April 24

Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up

Many of the 126 former players in the suit have Minnesota connections.
Wild
April 24

Yeo wasn't the only coach to get Stanley Cup revenge

The NHL coaching community witnessed a day of vengeance last weekend. The trio of coaches celebrating first-round playoff victories Saturday did so against former employers.
Wild
April 23

Wild's Granlund named finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

Granlund, 25, had a career-high 69 points this past season, tied for the fourth most in a single season in Wild history, with only 12 penalty minutes.
Wild
April 23

Dealing with the end of the Wild's season

Wild fans are in different stages of grief after the team's five-game ouster from the playoffs by the Blues.
Wild
April 23

U.S. defeats Finland in U-18 Worlds gold-medal game

Joel Farabee scored twice to help the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team defeat Finland 4-2 on Sunday in the gold-medal game of the 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.
Wild
April 23

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.
Wild
April 23

Wild's 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.
Wild
April 22

Blues coach Yeo sought advancement, not revenge

"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
April 22

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.
Wild
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.
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.
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.
Wild
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.
Polls
April 22

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

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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