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Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 of 32 shots during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

It was a near perfect night from Dubnyk who was only beat by a perfectly placed shot by Brendan Perlini over his shoulder on a tough angle. The win improves the 32-year-old goaltenders record to 2-1-2 with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage. A win on Friday in Dallas would give Dubnyk his first winning streak of the season.
Oct 16 - 11:11 PM

Eric Staal scored a goal during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Staal found himself in the right place at the right time to bang home the loose puck 6:18 into the final period for the game-winner. The 33-year-old center is now up to two goals and four points through the opening six games of the year, with all four coming in the last four games. Mikael Granlund also scored in the win.
Oct 16 - 11:07 PM

Nate Prosser will make his season debut on Tuesday night.

Prosser will draw in because Mikko Koivu's wife has gone into labor. Koivu won't play against Arizona as a result.
Oct 16 - 7:36 PM

Mikko Koivu won't play Tuesday night because his wife, Helena, is in labor with their third child.

Koivu had one goal and one assist in Monday's game against Nashville to give him four points in five contests this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Oct 16 - 7:34 PM

Mikko Koivu notched one goal and one assist in Monday's 4-2 win over Nashville.

Koivu earned an assist on a power-play goal by Matt Dumba and he got his first marker of the season late in the second period. He has four points after five matches.
Oct 16 - 1:22 PM

Devan Dubnyk will be in goal for Tuesday's game against Arizona.

The Wild gave Alex Stalock his first game action of the season on Monday night in a 4-2 loss to Nashville. Dubnyk has a 1-1-2 record this campaign with a 2.64 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
Oct 16 - 11:50 AM

Alex Stalock three goals on 27 shots during Monday's 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

With the Wild starting a back-to-back situation tonight, they elected to go with Stalock tonight and Devan Dubnyk tomorrow night against the Arizona Coyotes. Stalock performed well, especially in the first period where he made several big stops, most notably on Roman Josi. Tonight marked his first start of the year, he'll see his record fall to 0-1-0 with a 3.11 goals-against-average and .889 save percentage.
Oct 15 - 10:55 PM

Zach Parise picked up a couple of assists during Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Parise was Minnesota’s lone bright spot, creating several chances and being rewarded with a couple of helpers tonight. His assist streak has now been extended to three games and he currently leads the team with one goal and seven points through the opening six games. He has rebounded nicely after spending half of last season on the shelf with a back injury. His assists came on goals scored by Matt Dumba and Mikko Koivu.
Oct 15 - 10:49 PM

Nate Prosser is expected to sit again on Monday night when the Minnesota Wild face the Nashville Predators.

Prosser has yet to appear in a game this season. Joel Eriksson Ek (lower body) will also miss the game.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 15 - 7:42 PM

Alex Stalock will start against the Nashville Predators on Monday.

The Wild haven't used their backup goaltender yet and this is the start of a back-to-back set, so that's why Stalock is drawing in now. He had a 2.85 GAA and .910 save percentage in 28 contests this season.
Oct 15 - 1:10 PM

Mikael Granlund earned one goal and one assist in Saturday's 5-4 OT loss to Carolina.

Granlund's power-play assist on a goal by Jason Zucker and his first marker of the season gave Minnesota two leads in the third period, but the Hurricanes battled back to claim the victory.
Oct 14 - 12:52 PM

Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals on 57 shots during Saturday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 53 regulation shots against are the most the Minnesota Wild have allowed on home ice in franchise history (previously 51). The Hurricanes came out flying tonight, throwing shot after shot towards Dubnyk but had a hard time getting the puck in behind him. That is something Justin Faulk can attest to after Dubnyk absolutely robbed him for an early save of the year candidate. The veteran goaltender will see his record fall to 1-1-2 with a 2.40 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage.
Oct 13 - 9:17 PM

Jared Spurgeon scored a goal and assisted on another during Saturday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Spurgeon started off his night with a primary assist on Charlie Coyle’s first period power play goal. Spurgeon then followed that up with a backhander in the slot just after the conclusion of another power play for his first goal of the season. The 28-year-old blueliner has picked up his first two points of the season through the team’s first four games. Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund also scored in the loss.
Oct 13 - 9:09 PM

Jordan Greenway was moved up to Minnesota's first line during Thursday's game.

The 6'6" forward started the game centering the Wild's third unit alongside Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter, but he didn't look comfortable so coach Bruce Boudreau moved him to a combination with Eric Staal and Jason Zucker. Greenway played much better and earned an assist while skating on the wing. It is not clear if Greenway will stick on Minnesota's top line, but he could make an impact if he does.
Oct 13 - 3:04 PM

Joel Eriksson Ek (undisclosed) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Hurricances.

He is dealing with an undisclosed injury that may keep him from suiting up against Carolina.
Oct 13 - 2:56 PM


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