Latest 2008–09 Minnesota Wild season Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five players scored and Chris Mason blocked 19 shots for the St.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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