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Latest 2008–09 Minnesota Wild season Stories

2009-04-10 22:55:15

Marc-Andre Bergeron led an offensive onslaught with two goals Friday that helped the Minnesota Wild crush Nashville 8-4. The Predators played what turned out to be their final game of the season. Their slim hopes for a playoff spot were wiped out by the loss, combined with a win by St. Louis over Columbus. Minnesota, which also missed the playoffs, produced its largest goal total of the season. The Wild scored four unanswered goals spanning the first and second periods to take a 4-1 lead and...

2009-04-08 00:32:52

Marian Gaborik's three points Tuesday helped the Minnesota Wild keep their shrinking playoff hopes alive in a 3-1 win over Dallas. Gaborik scored the Wild's first goal and assisted on goals by Owen Nolan and Eric Belanger. Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots in the victory. Minnesota won for the third time in five games to take over 10th place in the Western Conference. That moved the Wild within one point of Nashville, which lost Tuesday, but they failed to gain ground on St. Louis, which...

2009-04-03 22:14:16

Niklas Backstrom recorded his eighth shutout of the season Friday, moving the Minnesota Wild closer to a playoff berth with a 4-0 victory over Calgary. Backstrom made 27 saves and Minnesota reached 83 points for the season. The Wild, who are in 10th place in the Western Conference, are one point behind Nashville and two behind St. Louis with four games to play. Calgary has already wrapped up a post-season position, but the Flames remained tied with Vancouver for the top spot in the Northwest...

2009-03-27 21:17:40

Brian Pothier's first goal since December 2007 lifted the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay Friday. The eight-year veteran defenseman had missed 14 months with a career-threatening concussion before he returned Monday against the Atlanta Thrashers. Alexander Ovechkin's 52nd goal of the season was one of three first-period power-play goals. The others were scored by Nicklas Backstrom (20 and 21). Ovechkin completed a four-point night by assisting on both Backstrom goals, and...

2009-03-17 22:34:52

Nick Schultz tied the game late in the third period and Marek Zidlicky scored the game-winner in Minnesota's 3-2 shootout victory over Colorado. Stephane Veilleux also scored in regulation for the Wild, who ended a four-game winless streak. Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 shots for Minnesota. Cody McLeod and Ryan Smyth scored for Colorado. which has lost nine of its last 12 games. Losing goalie Peter Budaj made 27 saves.

2009-03-15 20:26:41

Five players scored and Chris Mason blocked 19 shots for the St. Louis Blues, who defeated Minnesota 5-3 Sunday, hurting the Wild's playoff hopes. Brad Boyes notched a goal and assist and Keith Tkachuk, Brad Winchester, David Backes and David Perron scored in the Blues' seventh victory in 10 games. Andrew Brunette, Stephane Veilleux and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored for the Wild. Niklas Backstrom turned in 25 saves for Minnesota, which has lost four games in a row and remains a point behind...

2009-03-14 22:56:31

Nicklas Grossman scored at 2:23 of overtime Saturday night, boosting the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. The goal was just Grossman's second this season. It came after Loui Eriksson's third assist in the contest. Steve Ott scored twice. Mike Ribeiro had two assists, and Marty Turco turned aside 28-of-30 shots for the Stars, who have won three of five overall. Minnesota's Mikko Koivu and Andrew Brunette scored one goal each. Niklas Backstrom was beaten three times on 29...

2009-03-04 00:13:34

Alex Burrows scored twice on the day he got a contract extension and Vancouver churned out a 4-2 victory Tuesday over struggling Minnesota. Pavol Demitra and Steve Bernier got the Canucks' tying and go-ahead goals 28 seconds apart late in the second period. Burrows who agreed to a four-year contract extension now has 18 goals, the most in his career. The Wild, who are in danger of missing the playoffs, mustered only 19 shots against Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, who stopped 17 of them. Dan...

2009-02-24 23:00:04

Drew Doughty scored the game-winner in an overtime shootout Tuesday, providing the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. LA's Jack Johnson, had the Kings' lone regulation goal. Winning goalie Jonathan Quick had 23 saves. Before Tuesday, the Kings had lost five of six games. Antti Miettinen scored for Minnesota and Niklas Backstrom took the loss despite stopping 24-of-25 shots.

2009-02-21 23:48:18

The Minnesota Wild, led by Owen Nolan's two goals and one assist Saturday, battered the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2. Nolan scored his 16th goal of the season at 2:50 of the first period after assists from Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Marc-Andre Bergeron, and his 17th (power play) at 8:15 of the second. Bouchard, Martin Skoula and Stephane Veilleux 7 (empty net) scored one goal apiece. Minnesota left wing Andrew Brunette sat out Saturday night's game because of a lower-body injury, ending the NHL's...