Official Site of the Minnesota Wild
Join the Wild Warming House Season Ticket Holder Central Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest MN Wild App
  • RSS

Post-Game Notes vs. Phoenix - Dec. 31

Saturday, 12.31.2011 / 8:15 PM CT / News
Share with your Friends

Post-Game Notes vs. Phoenix - Dec. 31
RW Radim Vrbata scored twice in a span of 2:01 early in the third period, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes over the Minnesota Wild 4-2 in front of 19,297 – the largest crowd this season and the sixth-largest regular-season crowd ever at Xcel Energy Center. G Niklas Backstrom made 26 saves, C Matt Cullen scored a penalty shot goal and added an assist, and RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored his 98th career goal for Minnesota, which begins a two-game road trip Wednesday in Vancouver.
RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored his ninth goal of the season and 98th of his career, moving him past Brian Rolston and into sole possession of fourth place on the team’s all-time list. Bouchard has four goals in his last six games.
C Matt Cullen scored on a third-period penalty shot. Wild skaters are now 14-for-25 all-time on penalty shots. It marked Cullen’s 10th goal of the season – second in 21 games. Cullen had two points (1-1=2) for the first time since a three-assist outing at Anaheim on Dec. 4.
The Wild has played eight home games on New Year’s Eve, including every season since the lockout, going 5-4-0.
Coyotes C Daymond Langkow scored his 19th goal in 45 career games against the Wild. He’s tied for third all-time in goals versus Minnesota.
Certified Green

divider is the official Web site of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Minnesota Wild,, "The State of Hockey" and State of Hockey flag image are trademarks of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016  Minnesota Sports & Entertainment and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

About Us | Contact Us | Employment | Terms of Use | Advertising | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices