Zucker scores twice to help Wild earn 4-1 road win over Florida

All Star Games are often boring not only because they don’t really matter but in many cases the players are not trying that hard.  In NHL All Star games, what often makes them boring is the ridiculous unselfishness of some of the players.  While no one likes a puck hog, players often overhandle the puck […]


Game #20: Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers 11/24/14 @ 6:00PM, BB&T Center

Minnesota Wild (11-8-0)  22pts  5th in the Central 2.79 Goals For (11th) 2.26 Goals Against (6th) 9.7% Power Play (28th) 86.9% Penalty Kill (5th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 7G 6A = 13pts 2. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 9G 3A = 12pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 4G 8A = 12pts 4. […]


Wild spoil Flyers’ celebration with late goal in a 3-2 road victory

Television can be a marvelous tool.  It can be educational (if watching the right shows).  I, and many of my generation and younger, grew up watching the institution that is Sesame Street. I learned to count to ten in Spanish, learned to look both ways before crossing a street while holding the hand of a […]


Scandella salvages victory in 4-3 overtime win against Jets

After an improbable victory on Saturday afternoon the Wild are playing their 2nd game in as many nights as the Winnipeg Jets come to town.  Since the NHL returned to Winnipeg, their fans have made their mark at the friendly confines of Xcel Energy Center as they do their best to try to make it […]


Timely strikes by the Wild allow them to escape with a 2-1 victory in Dallas

Today’s game sort of remind me of the World War II-film Kelly’s Heroes.  If you’re unfamiliar with this film, Lieutenant Kelly (Clint Eastwood) leads a rag-tag band of Army misfits behind enemy lines in order to steal $40 million dollars worth of gold bars from a bank in France.  Part of that band of misfits […]


Niederreiter scores first career hat trick in 6-3 Wild win against Sabres

There is an old saying that misery loves company.   Actually, its more like the movie Misery starring Kathy Bates and James Caan.  The Buffalo Sabres are the team after Bates breaks Caan’s legs with a sledge hammer and the Minnesota Wild are the team just prior to that scene.  It thinks it has a […]