Wild-card primer: who makes it and who misses in the East and West?
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When the NHL changed the playoff format to include wild-card teams last season, it’s unlikely even they could have imagined a scenario in which the races for the final playoff berths in each conference would be this tight. With less than 10 games remain…Share Tweet
Flames prepare for crucial road trip with first stop in MinnesotaNHL.com 8 hours agoCALGARY - Battling for their playoff lives, the Calgary Flames begin a stretch of five straight road games on Friday when they face the Minnesota Wild. The Flames, who completed their recent five-game homestand with a 2-1-2 record, will also ...Share Tweet
Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playoffsthehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)One of the things that keeps NHL GMs awake at night is the prospect of facing a white-hot goaltender in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Your team could be a President’s Trophy winner, but if you follow up regular-season domination with a showdown against a ne…Share Tweet
Why bother winning a lot of games in the Western Conference?thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong has done a lot of roster building over the past few years and if the franchise is going to win its first-ever Stanley Cup, the window is open. Of course, the Blues could also get knocked out in the first round again and…Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 25 (yesterday)Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. We’re a little worried about the Jets, you guys. The Winnipeg Jets (88 points) currently hold the final Wild …Share TweetNo. 1 Star: Scott Hartnell, Columbus Blue Jackets Hartnell tallied his eighth career NHL hat trick as the Blue Jackets dispatched the Anaheim Ducks 5-3. Hartnell’s goals came at even strength, on the power play and finally, into an empty net to give the…Share TweetZach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period, then added another in the shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Tuesday night for their 10th straight road win.Share Tweet
Zach Parise lifts Wild over Islanders 2-1 in shootout for 10th consecutive road winNHL.com Mar 24 (2 days ago)UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Zach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period, then added another in the shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Tuesday night for their 10th straight road win. Parise's shooto...Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. The Western Conference bubble teams all did their duty on Monday night, as the Flames, Wild, Jets, Kings and …Share Tweet
Abysmal Leafs draw smallest crowd in Air Canada Centre’s history; will we see more non-sellouts?thehockeynews.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)As evidenced by the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 loss to Minnesota Monday – their 11th defeat in the past 13 games – they’re staggering to the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. And with news the team failed to sell out the Air Canada Centre for the Wild’s visit wit…Share Tweet
The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15thehockeynews.com Mar 23 (3 days ago)As much as a story like the resurgent New York Islanders or the Andrew Hammond-led Ottawa Senators pleases us, there will always be teams or players that fail to meet expectations. Be it simply a down year or a minor – or major, when it comes to a team …Share Tweet
NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournamentthehockeynews.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …Share TweetNHL.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)ST. PAUL, Minn. - Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday. Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu con...Share TweetNHL.com Mar 20ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's home woes continued — thanks in large part to the NHL's leading goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. The Wild have gone 21-6-2 ...Share TweetNHL.com Mar 19ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov also had a goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots as the Capitals won their third s...Share TweetNHL.com Mar 19OTTAWA - Bobby Ryan scored the game winner to give the Ottawa Senators a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins Thursday night. With the win, the Senators find themselves just two points back of the Bruins for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern ...Share Tweet
Dumba's goal in OT lifts Wild past PredatorsESPN.com Mar 17Matt Dumba scored 22 seconds into overtime to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Predators on Tuesday night.Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 15No. 1. Star: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild In his 27th straight start, Dubnyk stopped 41 of 42 St. Louis shots on goal in a 3-1 victory over the Blues. He’s 20-5-1 with a 1.66 goals against average and .939 save percentage with the Wild. This game was th…Share TweetNHL.com Mar 15ST. LOUIS - Devan Dubnyk found a pretty good way to forget his poor past against St. Louis. Win. Dubnyk made a season-high 41 saves and Nino Niederreiter and Kyle Brodziak scored just 17 seconds apart in the third period as the Minnesota W...Share Tweet
Ovechkin Extends League Lead In GoalsMar 19Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
Dumba Wins It For WildMar 17Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
Big Third Period Lifts Wild To WinMar 14The Wild scored two goals in the third period and went on to beat the Blues 3-1.
Ducks Snap Three-Game SkidMar 13Jakob Silfverberg's goal lifted the Ducks past the Wild 2-1.
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