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 4, Flames 3

March 22, 2010

While March Madness engulfed the nation on Sunday, I was on ice — or at least at an ice hockey game. The Wild kept their flickering playoff hopes alive with a 4-3 victory over the Flames. It was my first hockey writing in a few months, but I guess it went pretty well.;_ylt=AnWVBiYQlun6AGicV0xX_IR7vLYF?gid=2010032130

Except for Daymond Langkow, that is…

Predators 4, Wild 3

October 29, 2009

The Wild are off to a horrid start and lost again last night at home to Nashville. At least the teams combined for seven goals to make it interesting — the came in averaging a combined 3.7 goals per game. Here’s the link to my game story:


Wild 5, Oilers 1

January 16, 2009

Yikes, it’s been awhile since I posted anything on here. I wish I could’ve watched the Gophers/Badgers last night, but at least I saw plenty of offense for the Wild. That’s 11 goals now in Minnesota’s last two games — this from a team that at times seems allergic to goal scoring.

I forgot to put this up over the weekend from Saturday night’s game against the Red Wings.

Wild 4, Islanders 1

December 22, 2008

This is a few days late because I forgot about it this weekend, but the Wild finally won a game on Friday night after losing six straight. Minnesota would have needed to work really hard NOT to win this game, though, because the Islanders were easily the worst NHL team I’ve seen in person this season. Granted, that’s only about a third of the teams, but still…

Wild 4, Blues 0

December 4, 2008

I’ve got to credit my editor on this one — this story is better than the one I turned in.

Wild 4, Capitals 3

November 25, 2008

The Wild’s contest on Monday lived up to the team name, at least for the final six minutes. Washington scored three times before I could blink and suddenly it was a game after Minnesota jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

The play of the day by far was Alex Ovechkin’s goal to make the score 4-2. He skated with the puck over the blue line above the left circle and fired with a defenseman in front of him. The shot went through the defenseman’s legs before beating Niklas Backstrom short side. It looked amazing in real time, and on replay was even more ridiculous. That guy can play…

Canucks 3, Wild 2

November 21, 2008

I’m not winning any awards for this one…

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.