Welcome to Boston, where the Wild haven't been for a Long Time, and won't be there for a Long Time again. Here in Boston, people are taught how to pronounce important words:
Now that that's settled, let's focus on hockey. The now fourth-place (with games in hand) Wild enter Boston looking to capitalize on an opponent whose peers in the standings so far this season are Buffalo, Toronto and Philadelphia. Though the Bruin's 17 points are nothing to write home about, their not being in last place might be following the tire fire that was their offseason. The team has struggled predictably as they have retooled their roster, and this should be a game that the Wild can get their offense rolling, as the home team has allowed a hair over 3 goals against per game on the season. Keep your eyes on Charlie Coyle, who loves to play in front of his family, friends and hometown fans.
We celebrate today's game with a song that couldn't be any more Boston, and describes the relationship between the Wild and Bruins accurately.
Niederreiter not disciplined; Carter sick; Haula rejoining; Yeo on state of the Wild - StarTribune.com
Good day from the land of ChAHlie Coyle, Tony Amonte, Keith Tkachuk, Tom Fitzgerald, angry-Wild-fan tweeting Jeremy Roenick, and my sports editor, Glen Crevier.
Postgame: Dubnyk confused by goalie interference call - StarTribune.com
Wild dropped a 4-3 decision here in Pittsburgh tonight and fell to 1-1-1 on a road trip that ends Thursday in Boston.
Wild good for what ails Penguins as Evgeni Malkin leads win - TwinCities.com
Evgeni Malkin scored one of the prettiest goals of the still-young NHL season
Fun w1th Numb3rs! - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
So what I’m going to do here is throw out some interesting #fancystats, and see where it takes us.
Keep Your Enemies Closer
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Tending the Fields
On the Frozen Pond
Prospect Report: Denver/Minnesota Duluth And Minnesota/Minnesota State - SB Nation College Hockey
Prospect reports from two good games last weekend.
Off the Trail
Report: Penguins' Olli Maatta hospitalized after hit into bench door - CBSSports.com
Olli Maatta appeared to be seriously injured after he was checked into the Wild's bench through an open door. According to multiple reports, Maatta was sent to a local hospital.
Source: NHL going 3-on-3 for All-Star Game - Sportsnet.ca
The NHL all-star game will have a new format this season, a source has told The Canadian Press.
Five things we learned in the NHL: Malkin carries Penguins - Sportsnet.ca
Evgeni Malkin carried the Penguins' offence. The Maple Leafs find a pair of improving forwards. Here's what we learned Tuesday in the NHL.