Predators take 2-1 series lead over Stars with 3-2 victory

Hockey 04/15/19, 23:41

Mikael Granlund scored on a wrist shot from just inside the blue line with 8:19 left and the Nashville Predators, after blowing a two-goal lead, beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.Granlund, acquired in a trade with ...

Punchless Wild ponder end of playoff streak at 6 years

Hockey 04/07/19, 18:06

As the Minnesota Wild crawled to the end of this fruitless season, there was no more fitting way to finish.Back-to-back blanks.The consecutive shutouts by Boston and Dallas gave the Wild a total of 11 games without a goal in 2018-19, pushing them to 27th in the NHL in scoring out ...

Carolina Hurricanes sweep season series, beating Preds 5-3

Hockey 03/09/19, 22:50

Nino Niederreiter scored twice in the first period and the Carolina Hurricanes held off the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday night to sweep the season series.Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist and Justin Williams and Jordan Martinook also scored. The Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid to keep their ...

Fenton ramps up roster revamp as Wild still chase playoffs

Hockey 02/26/19, 02:40

The patience Minnesota Wild general manager Paul Fenton exercised last summer during his first offseason in charge has yielded to a more aggressive approach.Fenton's conclusion about the roster he inherited has become clear: The Wild needed to change their core of forwards before making some long-awaited advances down the Stanley ...

Wild keep Staal at deadline, reach 2-year, $6.5M extension

Hockey 02/25/19, 20:04

The Wild and center Eric Staal have agreed to terms on a two-year, $6.5 million contract extension, after the NHL trade deadline passed with the 15-year veteran staying put in Minnesota.The deal with Staal was struck Monday, when the Wild dealt forward Mikael Granlund to Nashville for forward Kevin Fiala. ...

Predators add Granlund, Simmonds to roster at trade deadline

Hockey 02/25/19, 19:50

David Poile insisted he would have been just fine if adding Brian Boyle earlier this month was Nashville's final deal this season.That didn't stop the NHL's winningest general manager without a Stanley Cup from making not one, but two deals at Monday's trade deadline.Poile swapped a pair of young forwards ...

Wild end 5-game slide with 4-1 victory over the Rangers

Hockey 02/21/19, 21:46

Zach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon also scored and Jordan Greenway added an empty-netter. Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves for the Wild, who earned ...

Toews, Greiss lead surging Islanders to 2-1 win over Wild

Sports 02/10/19, 17:49

Devon Toews scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday.Anthony Beauvillier also scored for Metropolitan Division-leading New York, which won for the fourth time in five games and ninth in 12 (9-1-2). ...

Granlund, Dubnyk lead Wild past Canadiens 1-0

Hockey 01/07/19, 22:40

Mikael Granlund scored, Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 Monday night.The Wild have won three straight games, all on the road.Carey Price stopped 24 shots for the Canadiens, who have dropped two in a row.Montreal ...

Radulov’s goal lifts Stars over Wild 2-1 in OT

Hockey 12/22/18, 23:16

Alexander Radulov scored with 10 seconds on the clock in overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.Ben Bishop made 30 saves for Dallas, and Jamie Benn finally beat Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk 1:58 into the third period for his eighth goal ...

Dumba scores twice, Wild rout Canadiens 7-1

Hockey 12/11/18, 22:57

Matt Dumba scored twice, Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves and the Minnesota Wild took out some recent frustrations on the Montreal Canadiens in a 7-1 victory Tuesday night.The Wild scored four times in the second period to recover from a lousy swing through Western Canada, when Minnesota dropped two of ...

Wild score 3 power-play goals in 3-2 win over Canucks

Hockey 12/05/18, 01:34

Jason Zucker broke a tie late in the second period and the Minnesota Wild scored on all three of their power plays, beating the staggering Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night to stop a three-game slide.Ryan Suter and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and Mikael ...

Nash notches goal and assist as Blue Jackets beat Wild 4-2

Hockey 11/29/18, 21:49

Riley Nash had a goal and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin also scored to help the Blue Jackets move ahead of Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead.Minnesota Wild's J.T. Brown, right, ...

Staal’s late goal saves Wild in 6-4 win over Ottawa

Hockey 11/21/18, 22:57

Eric Staal scored his second goal of the game with 5:58 left and the Minnesota Wild overcame a sloppy third period to beat the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Wednesday night.Matt Dumba also scored twice as the Wild ended a two-game slide and won for the 12th time in 17 games. ...

Granlund scores in third to lift Wild over Blues 3-2.

Hockey 11/11/18, 18:52

Mikael Granlund scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday.Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, and the Wild got their fifth win in six games and 10th in their past 12. They completed a franchise-record ...

Rittich, Hamonic lead Flames to 1-0 win over Kings

Hockey 11/11/18, 01:58

David Rittich stopped 21 shots for his first career shutout and Travis Hamonic scored to help the Calgary Flames to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.The Flames have won five of their past six games.Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund, middle, shoots between Los Angeles Kings ...

Minnesota defeats Anaheim 5-1 for fourth win in past 5 games

Hockey 11/10/18, 01:46

Mikael Granlund had two goals and an assist as the Minnesota Wild swept the Southern California part of their its road trip with a 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.Minnesota, which defeated Los Angeles 4-1 on Thursday, had a 43-20 advantage in shots as it dominated throughout.Jason ...

Parise reaches 700 points, Wild top Kings 3-1

Hockey 11/09/18, 02:39

Zach Parise had a goal and an assist to reach 700 points in his NHL career, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.Nico Niederreiter scored on the power play and Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves for the Wild, who have won ...

Granlund scores late to lift Wild over Oilers 4-3

Hockey 10/31/18, 00:02

Mikael Granlund scored with 5:48 left, Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night.Grandlund sneaked a power-play goal past netminder Cam Talbot for his sixth of the season. The game had been tied at 3 since Staal scored ...

Staal, Wild hang on to beat Avalanche, 3-2

Hockey 10/27/18, 23:23

Eric Staal put Minnesota ahead on the power play with 9:44 remaining, and Jonas Brodin had a late empty-netter as the Wild held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night.Staal's goal came on the fifth power play of the night for Minnesota, which won its fifth straight. ...

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