There is no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Boston, and tonight the Minnesota Wild will commemorate the holiday in Bean Town against the Bruins.
For the first time in a long, long time, the Lighthouse took a stroll outside on its way to Xcel Energy Center for the Minnesota Wild’s morning skate. Yes, it seems spring is finally in the air (fingers crossed) and the Wild looks to warm up from its recent cold stretch, tonight hosting the New York Rangers.
Shootout points are fickle things in the National Hockey League. Win a shootout and the extra point, and everything is hunky-dory. Drop a couple shootouts in a row and suddenly you’re on a losing streak.
When Matt Cooke laced up his skates for his first National Hockey League game, he was nervous; the butterflies were thrashing around in his stomach like wet clothes in a dryer. Making it to 1,000 games might’ve been the furthest thing from his mind.
The dust might’ve settled from cyclone of moves that was yesterday’s National Hockey League Trade Deadline Day, but it’s still been a whirlwind couple of days for the Minnesota Wild’s newest members, Matt Moulson, Cody McCormick and Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Minnesota Wild skates in game action at Xcel Energy Center for the first time nearly a month and the club will welcome back a pair of players returning from injury.
The Minnesota Wild doesn’t get a chance to dip its toe in the water and slink back into the regular season. No the Wild cannonballs back into action, finishing off the second of a back-to-back road trip in Vancouver. It is the only time Minnesota visits Rogers Arena this season.
Hold on State of Hockey fans, things are about to get very interesting.
The Wild flew in to a balmy Edmonton for an afternoon practice at Rexall Place before re-starting the season after the Olympic break (yes, this might be the first time Edmonton has been described as balmy in a sentence, but compared to the State of Hockey this morning, it is downright tropical here).
The ice was reflecting the sun’s warm gaze at the John Rose OVAL in Roseville, as the Minnesota Wild played the game in its purest form, outside. With the weekend’s snowfall still clinging to the surrounding pines and a slight breeze scattering the fresh ice shavings, about 2,000 fans bundled up and came out to watch the Wild break into two teams and scrimmage at the outdoor rink, presented by Audi of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.