After Pittsburgh lost an early 3-0 lead, the former Hill-Murray star came through.
Almost as if he was clairvoyant, Gary Bettman got ahead of what looked like what might have ended up being the Stanley Cup Final opener's chief story line two hours before puck drop.
Talented back end takes on high-powered offense.
Jake Guentzel's league-leading 10th goal tied an NHL rookie record with his fourth game-winner for the Predators.
One of the bigger story lines heading into the series is how Nashville's centers are going to match up against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, particularly with Ryan Johansen (thigh surgery) out and banged-up Mike Fisher not 100 percent.
All games begin at 7 p.m. Game 1 Monday at Pittsburgh (Ch. 11) Game 2 Wednesday at Pittsburgh (NBCSN) Game 3 June 3 at Nashville…
deftly handled A sampling of how David Poile built the Predators into Western Conference champions: June 2004: Drafted goalie Pekka Rinne in the eighth round.…
At age 67, highly respected David Poile has a team in Stanley Cup Final for first time.
Chuck Fletcher doesn't believe the rumors that the former fifth-round pick will sign a long-term deal with CSKA Moscow.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher provided the Star Tribune with several updates Friday.
The former Wild assistant had been working as an assistant last season with the Blues' then-Chicago affiliate in the AHL.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau still believes the Wild is a legit Stanley Cup contender, all the more because he sees similarities between his team and finalist Nashville.
With Nashville’s berth, there are just four existing teams to never make it to the Stanley Cup Finals: the Wild, Columbus, Winnipeg and Arizona.
Wild owner Craig Leipold has rejected the idea of letting the franchise get so bad that it potentially could rebuild with young stars through the draft. But here's why the concept has some merit.
Craig Leipold said his team "crapped out" in its playoff loss to St. Louis, and now it's up to Wild management to dissect what happened and fix things to prepare for next season and beyond.
There's no way around it: the Wild will lose a quality player to the Vegas Golden Knights in expansion. The Wild also has significant restricted free agents to re-sign, including Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter.
GM Chuck Fletcher said the finish to the season after being the second-best team in the West during the regular season is "still incredibly disappointing. It still stings, let's put it that way."
The United States rallied from deficits three times to remain undefeated in the tournament headed into Thursday's quarterfinals.
The former Gophers star pounded his fists, pointed fingers and yelled at himself before scoring the game-winning goal for the Penguins Monday night.
When he was younger, Hill-Murray grad Jake Guentzel was a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Now he's one of them. "It's amazing. You wake up and it's still a dream you get to play with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin."