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Wild-card primer: who makes it and who misses in the East and W…

Wild-card primer: who makes it and who misses in the East and West?

thehockeynews.com Updated 9 hours ago
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…
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  • Flames prepare for crucial road trip with first stop in Minneso…

    Flames prepare for crucial road trip with first stop in Minnesota

    NHL.com 8 hours ago
    CALGARY - 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 ...
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  • Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playo…

    Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playoffs

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Why bother winning a lot of games in the Western Conference?

    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…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: We’re a little worried about Winnipeg

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: We’re a little worried about Winnipeg

    yahoo.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 …
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  • NHL Three Stars: Hartnell tricks Ducks; Dubnyk wins again for W…

    NHL Three Stars: Hartnell tricks Ducks; Dubnyk wins again for Wild

    yahoo.com NHL.com thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    No. 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…
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  • Wild top Isles in SO for 10th road win in row

    Wild top Isles in SO for 10th road win in row

    ESPN.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Mar 24 (2 days ago)
    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.
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  • Zach Parise lifts Wild over Islanders 2-1 in shootout for 10th …

    Zach Parise lifts Wild over Islanders 2-1 in shootout for 10th consecutive road win

    NHL.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...
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Everyone wins in the West (except Avs,…

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Everyone wins in the West (except Avs, Sharks)

    yahoo.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 …
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  • Abysmal Leafs draw smallest crowd in Air Canada Centre’s histor…

    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…
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  • The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15

    The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15

    thehockeynews.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 …
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  • NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tourn…

    NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournament

    thehockeynews.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. …
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  • NHL Capsules: ST. PAUL, Minn. - Justin Fontaine had a goal and …

    NHL Capsules: ST. PAUL, Minn. - Justin Fontaine had a goal and …

    NHL.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...
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  • Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals to help Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals to help Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    NHL.com Mar 20
    ST. 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 ...
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  • Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals to help Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals to help Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    NHL.com Mar 19
    ST. 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...
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  • Senators inch closer to playoff spot with 6-4 win over Bruins

    Senators inch closer to playoff spot with 6-4 win over Bruins

    NHL.com Mar 19
    OTTAWA - 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 ...
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  • Dumba's goal in OT lifts Wild past Predators

    Dumba's goal in OT lifts Wild past Predators

    ESPN.com Mar 17
    Matt Dumba scored 22 seconds into overtime to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Predators on Tuesday night.
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  • NHL Three Stars: Dubnyk steps up again for Wild; Ellis subs sup…

    NHL Three Stars: Dubnyk steps up again for Wild; Ellis subs superb for Florida

    yahoo.com Mar 15
    No. 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…
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  • Niederreiter, Brodziak score 17 seconds apart late in 3rd, Wild…

    Niederreiter, Brodziak score 17 seconds apart late in 3rd, Wild beat Blues 3-1

    NHL.com Mar 15
    ST. 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...
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander 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.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Big Third Period Lifts Wild To Win 01:22

    Big Third Period Lifts Wild To Win

    Mar 14
    The Wild scored two goals in the third period and went on to beat the Blues 3-1.
  • Video - Ducks Snap Three-Game Skid 01:30

    Ducks Snap Three-Game Skid

    Mar 13
    Jakob Silfverberg's goal lifted the Ducks past the Wild 2-1.

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