Ducks goalie Ryan Miller on Tuesday stopped all 31 shots he faced – the second netminder in as many games to blank the Wild. That caused coach Bruce Boudreau to cut short his postgame comments.
The Wild wrapped up a winless four-game homestand with a 4-0 loss to the Ducks Tuesday.
From the ponds to the pros, if it has anything do with hockey and Minnesota, we'll have it.
Sarah McLellan recaps the 4-0 loss to the Ducks in her Wild wrap-up.
Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 4-0 loss to the Ducks Tuesday.
While the Wild is aware it's received breaks from other teams' losses in staying ahead of the curve, players aren't glued to the scoreboard between games.
A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Devan Dubnyk's self-esteem has remained unshaken, and he is expected to be back in the net Tuesday against Anaheim as the team wraps up a four-game set at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild has lost all three games on this homestand and will try to win for only the second time in its last 10 games tonight at the X.
The Wild hoped a four-game homestand could get it back on the winning track, but it is 0-2-1 in the first three games and has one victory in its past nine.
The 4-0 loss was a ghastly flop in a Central Division battle that felt like the team's most significant test of the season. The Wild has played nine games in February, winning only one. "It's getting pretty ugly," winger Zach Parise said.
With winger Pontus Aberg poised to return to the lineup, the Wild reassigned forward Kyle Rau to Iowa of the American Hockey League Monday.
On Sunday, the Wild didn't look like it was missing a player or two, a goal-scorer or two. It looked like it lacked competitiveness. That's the worst thing you can say about a hockey team.
The same fans who decry various Wild mainstays as passive underachievers like to imagine those players’ values magically double on the trade market.
The playoffs are within reach, but trying to trade for future assets is a prudent long-term decision. So what should the Wild do?
After the game, coach Bruce Boudreau reiterated the team's goal is to make the playoffs, but how General Manager Paul Fenton affects that ambition is unclear — uncertainty players seem to be processing.
Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko scored and pocketed two assists to extend his point streak to 12 games.
Entering 2019, the Blues were tied for last in the NHL with 34 points in 37 games. Since then they have climbed into third place in the Central Division.
Sarah McLellan recaps the 4-0 loss to the Blues in her Wild wrap-up.
Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 4-0 loss to the Blues on Sunday.