Player News - Wild

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Mikko Koivu netted the overtime winner in Minnesota's 2-1 victory over Edmonton on Sunday.

It was Koivu's fifth career overtime goal as well as his 29th game-winning goal. In 2016-17, he has six markers and 13 points in 24 contests.
Dec 5 - 11:12 AM

Devan Dubnyk shined with 28 saves on 29 shots to lead the Wild to a 2-1 overtime victory over Edmonton on Sunday night.

After two straight overtime losses, Dubnyk took charge and quelled the Oilers' high speed attack led by Connor McDavid. The 30-year-old is now 10-6-3 with a 1.63 goals against average and .946 save percentage this season. He is 4-1 against his former team since they sent him to Minnesota.
Dec 5 - 1:18 AM

Charlie Coyle lit the lamp on Sunday and added a helper on the overtime winner as the Wild snuck past Edmonton 2-1.

Coyle now has nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 24 games so far. Six of those points have come in his last six games.
Dec 5 - 12:25 AM

Zack Mitchell and Gustav Olofsson will be scratched on Sunday against the Oilers.

Mitchell has 10 games to his credit this season, but none thus far in December. The rookie is also still searching for his first points in the NHL. Olofsson is also still finding his way with no points in four career games.
Dec 4 - 9:00 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Devan Dubnyk will indeed face his former Oilers club on Sunday.

Since joining the Wild, he's posted a 3-1 record against the Oilers with a shutout and nine goals against. That's pretty beefy, and bodes well for tonight's game.
Dec 4 - 2:04 PM

Look for Devan Dubnyk to get the start in goal Sunday against the Oilers.

Dubnyk is coming off a 3-2 loss to Calgary Friday night in which he made 29 saves. Dubnyk sports an oustanding 1.76 goals against average and a stellar .945 save percentage going into Sunday's contest.
Dec 4 - 1:15 PM

The Wild's top line of Eric Staal, Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise wasn't very good in Friday's shootout loss to Calgary, per head coach Bruce Boudreau.

Boudreau called his team "sluggish" after the game and he didn't hesitate to call out his top line. "They weren’t very good," Boudreau said of the first line. "They’ve got to get going on their own. We can prod them, but in the end, we need those guys to be our best players, or we’re not going to have success." The trio had two even-strength shots on goals and no points.
Dec 3 - 11:12 AM

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau said Zach Parise looked a little "sluggish" in Friday's game against Calgary.

Parise played just one shift in overtime and he didn't take part in the shootout. "He looked like he had trouble skating tonight, so I’m going to talk to the trainers after this," said Boudreau. "He just looked sluggish, like very methodical in his skating."
Dec 3 - 11:08 AM

Ryan Suter picked up an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday.

It was a typical Suter night in Calgary, doing a bit of everything and always looking one step ahead of his opponents. He logged just over 28 minutes in the contest, recorded an assist, finished a plus-2, and had one shot on goal. With 16 points in 23 games this season, he is quietly on pace for a career year in Minnesota. It will be interesting to see how the rest of his year plays out offensively considering he has eclipsed 50 points only once in his entire career (2015-16).
Dec 3 - 12:52 AM

Devan Dubnyk stopped 29 of 31 shots in 3-2 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday.

An impressive goalie battle played out in Calgary on Friday night, with both goalies finishing the game with only two goals against. Dubnyk was the better of the two, but sadly wasn't good enough to pull out a win for his team. He made a few great saves in the third period to keep the Wild close and then to keep the game tied. Despite the loss, he is second in the NHL in both goals against average (1.67), and save percentage (.945).
Dec 3 - 12:44 AM

Gustav Olofsson will be scratched on Friday against the Flames.

The 22-year-old has yet to make a dent on the stat sheet through three NHL games. However he does have three goals and 12 points in 21 games for AHL Iowa.
Dec 2 - 7:54 PM

Zack Mitchell will be scratched against the Flames on Friday.

The 23-year-old is still searching for his first NHL point through 10 games. Unfortunately, it would appear he's still finding his way and is better suited for the waiver wire.
Dec 2 - 7:53 PM

Devan Dubnyk will face Calgary on Friday.

The Great Wall of St. Paul has been one of the game's best netminders this season, as he continues to rock a .946 save percentage and 1.66 GAA. Dubnyk hasn't seen much of difference from month to month nor whether home or away. He even beat the Flames earlier in the season with just one goal against. So we'd play him with confidence tonight.
Dec 2 - 6:11 PM

Minnesota's penalty kill has struggled following a hot start to the season.

The Wild were 26-for-27 on the kill in the first 10 games of the year, but in the last 12 contests the team has gone 27-for-37. As a result, Minnesota has slipped to 16th overall in situations when they have been down by a man.
Dec 2 - 9:58 AM

Kurtis Gabriel has been called up by the Minnesota Wild.

Gabriel had three goals, an assist, and 35 penalty minutes in 20 AHL contests. The 23-year-old has no points in three career NHL games in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 1 - 5:11 PM


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