After taking yesterday off, it was an eventful day for the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
The game of hockey is often a lifelong love affair, cultivated at a young age by playing the sport. Here in the State of Hockey, sometimes we think that children are born with skates on, but it’s not always the case. For one reason or another, some kids don’t get the opportunity to try the sport, but Minnesota Hockey, in partnership with USA Hockey, is trying to get all youngster to give the game a try…for free.
It only seems fitting that the State of Hockey can expect some flurries outside today, as it’s already a white out inside Xcel Energy Center.
The Minnesota Wild has reassigned goaltender Johan Gustafsson to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The 21-year-old was recalled on Oct. 25 and did not appear in a game with Minnesota. He is 2-0-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average, a .935 save percentage and one shutout in three games with Iowa this season. Iowa hosts Grand Rapids today at 5 p.m.
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.