Watch out Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth this morning may have been the Wild locker room.
Tonight, the Minnesota Wild looks to keep its home-unbeaten (in regulation) streak going against one of the hottest road teams in the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes.
The day after taking down the Nashville Predators, the Minnesota Wild was back on the ice at Xcel Energy Center for a late-morning practice without a key piece to the blue line.
Let’s just get this out of the way now: workhorse defenseman Ryan Suter will play in career game No. 600 tonight against, who else, the Nashville Predators — the same team with which he spent the first seven years of his career.
Sometimes, the best sort of medicine for curing disappointment is just hunkering down and putting in some hard work.
In a long practice Monday, that’s exactly what the Wild did. From working on odd-man rushes, to special teams and 3-on-3 zone drills, the Wild seemed to cover it all coming off an unsatisfactory road trip where it went 1-2-1.
Sometimes a change can do some good.
That’s what the Minnesota Wild is hoping for tonight as the club closes out a four-game road trip against the Florida Panthers.
The Minnesota Wild has reassigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Ryan Suter logs a marathon amount of ice time, currently averaging 28:54 per game. So it’s not surprising when National Hockey League’s ice time leader takes a practice off. As the Wild was at the rink for pregame practice prepping for tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Suter wasn’t on the ice. Don’t worry State of Hockey fans: he was just taking a maintenance morning.
The Minnesota Wild took its longest plane ride of the season today, flying from Toronto to Tampa Bay and boy are their arms tired. Good night everyone, remember to tip your waitress.
If the Lighthouse is a little breezy today, it’s because that was the mood on the ice. Despite 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs last night, the team was in high spirits because, while they won’t come out and say it, the Lighthouse will: Minnesota outplayed Toronto and probably should’ve walked away with a ‘W’.
Darcy Kuemper will get his first start of the season tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Speaking to the media this afternoon, Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo said that he's earned the start with a strong training camp and wants to see what the young netminder can do in game action. Yeo's full pregame interview will be on WildTV shortly.