Wild goalie’s 33 saves lift team to road victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johan Gustafsson made 33 saves for the Iowa Wild on Saturday night as they beat the Charlotte Checkers 3-1 in the their first road game of the season. Rookie forward Taylor Matson’s goal 5:20 into the third period proved to be the game-winner, giving Iowa a 2-0 lead. Charlotte’s Chris Terry scored

Pekka Rinne Continues to Build Case for an NHL Award

Pekka Rinne’s sixth shutout of the season last night in a 4-0 win over Minnesota, continued to bolster his case for NHL post season hardware. Tim Thomas has been the odds on favorite since October for the Vezina Trophy (Best Goalie) but Rinne has been on a season long mission to close the gap in

Samuelsson Scores, Canucks Stay On Top With Win Over Wild

Mikael Samuelsson scored his 5th goal in as many games, and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 in last night’s gritty matchup between the Division rivals. With the victory, Samuelsson and the Canucks continue to remain on top, standing high and mighty amongst the Western Conference with 83 points and an NHL-best record

Rinne keeps on rolling with win over Wild

Pekka Rinne allowed just one goal on 26 shots in the Predators’ 5-1 win over Minnesota Tuesday. Rinne is currently in the midst of his best stretch of the season and should be an every-game starter in fantasy leagues right now. Tuesday’s victory extends his personal win streak to five, during which he has allowed

Preds use Rinne’s 22 saves to halt 5-game slide

The Nashville Predators were finally rewarded for playing well. Pekka Rinne made 22 saves and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Friday to end their losing streak at five games. Cody Franson, Patric Hornqvist, Joel Ward and Sergei Kostitsyn scored for Nashville. Struggling offensively, the Predators have scored nine goals in their past

Anton Babchuk Scores in Season Opener in Finland

Brandon Sutter scored twice, and the Carolina Hurricanes held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday in Helsinki in the NHL season opener. Anton Babchuk, back after a year in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Hurricanes. Brent Burns scored for Minnesota with 3:21 left, but Hurricanes goalie