The Minnesota Wild was hit in the face with a cold dose of winter as it climbed off the team plane today in Winnipeg, but quickly had to shake off the cold for an afternoon practice at the MTS Centre. The team takes on the Jets tomorrow for its first regular season game in Winnipeg this year.
Earlier today, the Minnesota Wild recalled forward Jason Zucker from the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa, and the winger will be in the lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators.
After a dominating stretch in the comfy confines of Xcel Energy Center, the Minnesota Wild takes its show on the road tonight in Montreal, in front of an always raucous Bell Centre crowd.
Consistency is a beautiful thing. It helps keep life sane and in focus.
Welcome to the Friday everyone; that wonderful day of the week where we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the weekend has finally arrived.
After a hard-hitting tilt last night, the Wild held a very optional skate this morning.
While breaks are always a nice way to unwind and take your mind off things, they must come to an end. And it’s about time; the Lighthouse was getting restless.
At times hockey is a serious business. And at other times, Matt Cooke dumps a stick blade full of snow on your head.
Today wasn’t the first time the Lighthouse witnessed Cooke pull this prank, but the young Jonas Brodin was his latest victim.
There’s nothing quite like a fall Sunday; a day to unwind and watch a little football, maybe rake a few leaves.
Head Coach Mike Yeo was able to do just that yesterday, with a much-needed day off. But try and he might, his mind is never far from hockey.
The Wild held an optional practice today at the Rec Zone in Raleigh, although everyone went to PNC Arena for treatment, meetings, etc. Some Wild players even practiced their jump shots on the basketball court - NC State plays Appalachian State tonight, the reason for the “dress and drive” practice.
Not a lot of news today. Zach Parise and Clayton Stoner are both feeling better. Mike Yeo said he won’t know about the lineup until tomorrow. That goes with the goalie situation too. Josh Harding has the hot hand, but he wants to get Niklas Backstrom in the lineup at some point. The Wild has four days off after Saturday’s game.
Yeo was still pleased with his team’s overall effort last night. “You could argue that was one of our best games,” he told the media this afternoon. Yeo praised his team’s relentless pursuit and forecheck - outshooting a Capitals team who’s great on home ice. “We just need to figure out a way to close it out.”
Regular game day for the Wild tomorrow. Morning skate at 11:30 a.m. local time, with a 6 p.m. central time start on FOX Sports North and KFAN-FM.