Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

The veteran goalie made 32 saves Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round to help the Minnesota Wild to a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center that tied the best-of-7 series. “To get a win at home and have your fans cheering from start to finish, it … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

3 Keys: Blues at Wild, Game 1 of Western First Round

3 Keys: Blues at Wild, Game 1 of Western First Round

(2C) Wild vs. (3C) Blues Western Conference First Round, Game 1 9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS2, BSN, BSWI, BSMW Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will start for the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Monday. Fleury was in the traditional starter’s … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wild vs. Blues first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wild vs.  Blues first-round preview

(2C) Minnesota Wild vs. (3C) St. Louis Blues Wild: 53-22-7, 113 points Blues: 49-22-11, 109 points Season series: MIN 0-1-2; STL 3-0-0 Game 1: Monday (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS, BSN, BSMW) There is precious little separating the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues in their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series. Though the … Read more

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad could be back in the lineup when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The defenseman was a full participant at practice Sunday after he missed the final 21 games of the regular … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29: Eastern Conference Tea Tampa Bay Lightning will clinch the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and an a first-round matchup vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruinss will clinch the first wild card and a first-round matchup vs. the Carolina Hurricanes … Read more

Fleury aiming to play at least one more season in NHL

Fleury aiming to play at least one more season in NHL

Marc-Andre Fleury plans to play in the NHL next season. “I would like to play at least another season,” Fleury said Tuesday. “I decided that recently. I still enjoy playing. I still have fun, my body is still holding up, most of the time. But yes, another season and we’ll see after.” The 37-year-old goalie, … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 16

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 16

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 16: Eastern Conference Tea Boston Bruins will clinch a playoff berth: If they get at least one point against the Pittsburgh Penguins (12:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, SNW, NESN, ATTSN-PT, NHL LIVE). Western Conference Tea Colorado Avalanche will clinch the top playoff seed in the Western … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Flames, Bruins, Wild, Blues try to clinch

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Flames, Bruins, Wild, Blues try to clinch

Here is a look at the NHL standings and everything else that could impact the playoff picture. Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for Saturday Eastern Conference The Boston Bruins will clinch a playoff berth: If they get at least one point against the Pittsburgh Penguins (12:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, SNW, NESN, ATTSN-PT, NHL LIVE). Western … Read more

An easy interview, a personal connection and ‘lofty goals’ – The Athletic

An easy interview, a personal connection and ‘lofty goals’ – The Athletic

University of Minnesota captain Ben Meyers sat in his college apartment Sunday, going through what would be the first of many virtual interviews with NHL teams. Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic and assistant GM Chris MacFarland were on the video call, as was Meyers’ adviser and agent, Dan Plante. The conversation was easy going. College … Read more