Blackhawks 4, Wild 0

April 1, 2010

The Wild moved to the brink of playoff elimination with last night’s loss, and Antti Niemi picked up his seventh shutout. Yep, it’s still hockey season. I would’ve used more Niemi quotes, but there weren’t many good ones to choose from…;_ylt=AvxbaEYGaue5QQKq4WLcCWh7vLYF?gid=2010033130

Wild 3, Blackhawks 2

October 28, 2008

I covered my first Wild game of the new season on Monday, and Minnesota remains the only NHL team without a regulation loss despite playing without Marian Gaborik in five of seven games. Speaking of guys with expiring contracts, Niklas Backstrom continues to be outstanding. He’s played every minute for the Wild in net at this point and at this rate will earn some big bucks of his own.