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Leafs lose to visiting Wild in front of empty seats
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Leafs lose to visiting Wild in front of empty seats
William Cornett
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Mar. 24, 2015: The Maple Leafs hosted the Minnesota Wild last night in a game that was closer than many believed it would be. It turned into a battle of the netminders, as Jonathan Bernier and Devan Dubnyk took turns awing the dismal crowd in attendance Monday night. Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek tallied the two goals for the Wild, while Jake Gardiner netted his fourth providing the Leafs with their only goal. FULL STORY



Oilers: The good and bad that is Ben Scrivens
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Oilers: The good and bad that is Ben Scrivens
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Feb. 25, 2015: The Edmonton Oilers finally managed to beat Devan Dubnyk on Tuesday night, as a badly undermanned side edged the red-hot Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-1. In a season in which the Oilers goaltending has been a complete and utter disaster, it was the play of netminder Ben Scrivens that allowed them to walk away with two points in their back pocket, Unfortunately, it has taken five plus months for an Oilers goalie to deliver an elite level performance in 2014-15. FULL STORY



Oilers: Enough Already
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Oilers: Enough Already
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Feb. 21, 2015: While last night's 4-0 loss to Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild may have been difficult for some in this market to accept, the time has come for this fan base and local media to come to grips with what this Edmonton Oilers roster currently is. Losses like last night has nothing to do with the so-called lack of effort we are seeing out on the ice and and everything to do with the team on the other end of the rink. FULL STORY



Devan Dubnyk Returns:
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Devan Dubnyk Returns:
Jeremy Thompson
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Edmonton - Feb. 20, 2015: No matter what happens in his return to Rexall, when Dubnyk exits the ice that he once called home, amidst cheers or boos (they all sound the same) he will probably still be able to look up to the pressbox and see the egg dripping off of Craig MacTavish’s face. Meanwhile the fans throughout Oil Country will be wondering if it was the wrong move to give up on the man who they so fondly remember by the giraffe on his mask. FULL STORY



Oilers: Same Old, Same Old
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Oilers: Same Old, Same Old
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jan. 28, 2015: It was nice while it lasted but the Edmonton Oilers modest two game win streak came to a crashing halt on Tuesday night, as the visiting Minnesota Wild eked out a 2-1. To make matters worse, Edmonton dropped their four consecutive decision to their former starting netminder Devan Dubnyk, who has won a grand total of twelve games this season, with half of them coming against the Buffalo Sabres, Oilers and his former team the Arizona Coyotes. FULL STORY



Good, Bad and (Mostly) Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
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Good, Bad and (Mostly) Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
Ryan Womeldorf
hometownhockey.ca

Buffalo - Jan. 16, 2015: The Sabres put out one of their ugliest efforts of the season last night, losing 7-0 to the Wild. FULL STORY



Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
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Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
Ryan Womeldorf
hometownhockey.ca

Buffalo - Jan. 15, 2015: The Wild and Sabres are both struggling mightily as we head towards February. FULL STORY



Sabres goalies pop up in trade rumors
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Sabres goalies pop up in trade rumors
Ryan Womeldorf
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Buffalo - Jan. 8, 2015: Both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth could find themselves being targeted by teams like MInnesota in trade talks. FULL STORY



     Leafs Fade in the Third (Again), Losing to Wild
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Leafs Fade in the Third (Again), Losing to Wild
Tim Cornett
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Jan. 3, 2015: In somewhat of an understatement, the current Toronto Maple Leafs road trip has not been kind to the boys. After the sixth of a seven game road trip, their longest of the season, the Buds have only managed four of a possible twelve points. In their defense, this road trip has been brutal, and after a match in Winnipeg Saturday night, they will have played five games in seven nights. FULL STORY



SNAPSHOT - Parise helps push Wild past Coyotes
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SNAPSHOT - Parise helps push Wild past Coyotes
Staff
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Glendale - Dec. 14, 2014: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes battles for possession of the puck with Mikk Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild at Gila River Arena on December 13, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Zach Parise scored the winner to propel the Wild to a 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes. FULL STORY



Ducks waste three-goal lead but rally past Wild
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Ducks waste three-goal lead but rally past Wild
Dan Myers
NHL.com

St. Paul - Dec. 6, 2014: Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman has carved out a career as a gritty, dependable fourth-liner in the NHL. But against the Minnesota Wild on Friday, he looked more like a first-line sniper. Jackman scored 3:37 into the third period to tie the score before Matt Beleskey's go-ahead goal gave the Ducks a 5-4 victory in a back-and-forth game at Xcel Energy Center. FULL STORY



Habs - So much for
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Habs - So much for
Mitch Melnick
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Montreal - Dec. 3, 2014: In their first game since the death of a man who best represented what the Montreal Canadiens were all about, both on and off the ice, this Habs team was outshot 30-10 through the first 40 minutes by a Ryan Suter-less Minnesota Wild team and eventually dropped a 2-1 decision during Wednesday evening NHL action. FULL STORY



Tarasenko helps Blues in win against Wild
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Tarasenko helps Blues in win against Wild
Dan Myers
NHL.com

St. Paul - Nov. 30, 2014: Vladimir Tarasenko has a knack for scoring goals. Perhaps more importantly for the St. Louis Blues, he has a knack for scoring big goals. Tarasenko scored the first goal of the game Saturday against the Minnesota Wild, and then added the shootout winner to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory at Xcel Energy Center. FULL STORY



Oilers wise to steer clear of Josh Harding
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Oilers wise to steer clear of Josh Harding
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Nov. 19, 2014: There were more than a few Edmonton Oilers fans that were hoping to hear news of their club placing in a claim for Minnesota Wild netminder Josh Harding on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for them, Craig MacTavish did not take the bait but to be perfectly honest, the Oilers general manager made the right call on taking a pass on the thirty year old native of Regina, Saskatchewan. FULL STORY



Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
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Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
Ryan Womeldorf
hometownhockey.ca

Minneapolis - Nov. 14, 2014: The Sabres took on the Wild on Thursday night and, surprise, were beaten handily. FULL STORY



Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
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Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
Ryan Womeldorf
Hometownhockey.ca

Minneapolis - Nov. 13, 2014: The Sabres head into Minnesota tonight to battle the Wild in what should be another ugly outing. FULL STORY



Minnesota Wild sign Vanek to three year deal
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Minnesota Wild sign Vanek to three year deal
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Minnesota - Jul. 1, 2014: The Minnesota Wild signed forward Thomas Vanek to a three-year contract on Tuesday. The contract is reportedly worth $19.5 million, giving Vanek a $6.5 million annual salary-cap charge. Vanek played collegiately at the University of Minnesota and his wife is from Minnesota. The Vanek family had been making the state their offseason home, but now they will be living there full-time. FULL STORY



Oilers find a way, as Hall scores shootout winner
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Oilers find a way, as Hall scores shootout winner
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Mar. 12, 2014: On a night In which the Edmonton Oilers fell behind early and in a building they lucky to even get a point out of, Dallas Eakins’ crew found a way to come all the way back and earn a 4-3 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday evening. Taylor Hall scored the shootout winner and netminder Viktor Fasth was solid in his debut, stopping 28 shots in earning his first win since mid-October against Calgary. FULL STORY



Oilers fail to show up against the injury-riddled Wild
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Oilers fail to show up against the injury-riddled Wild
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Jan. 17, 2014: The Edmonton Oilers are now fifty games into their 2013-14 campaign and following their disappointing 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, this club has now lost a league worst thirty games in regulation time. While losing has almost become second nature for this group, the way in which they fell to a badly undermanned Wild side, has to be concerning to both head coach Dallas Eakins and general manager Craig MacTavish. FULL STORY



Good, Bad, Ugly - Fourth line brutal for Habs
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Good, Bad, Ugly - Fourth line brutal for Habs
Mitch Melnick
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Montreal - Nov. 2, 2013: It was a very good night for the Montreal Canadiens. As long as the 4th line was not on the ice. Habs 4th line of Ryan White - George Parros - Mike Blundedn was beyond ugly. They were a combined -9 in just 15:05 of equal strength ice time. That's hard to do. Look at it this way - you'll be able to say you watched the only game these guys ever played together. FULL STORY



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