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Mar 20, 2017
Rotoworld
Eric Staal skated in his 1,000th career game on Sunday.
Hockey Wilderness 17 hours ago
Wild fall to Flyers in lackluster loss

Wild fall to Flyers in lackluster loss

After a hot start, the Wild gave up a late goal in the first and early goal in the second to lose to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Eric Staal forced a turnover ahem that definitely wasn’t Steve Mason giving the puck up ahem and Zach Parise buried it to give the Wild an early lead. That was the high point for the Wild. After several big chances, the Wild were still only ahead by a goal through poor shooting and decent goaltending from Mason. Late in the period, the Wild gave up a goal through Sean Couturier. The goal came off a giveaway by Hanzal and a lack of defense from everyone...
Hockey Wilderness Mar 21, 2017
Special teams shares the blame for slumping Wild

Special teams shares the blame for slumping Wild

A look at how the power play has affected the Wild since the trade deadline. So the Wild are in a bit of a pickle these days. The analysis is in, they suck. Having dropped 5 straight games, a lot of blame is getting tossed around the room. Defense is leaking like a sieve, Devan Dubnyk is over-worked and just plain exhausted, and while Mikael Granlund is electric (#80in17) and Eric Staal has started to find his game again, Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle have been slumping down the stretch and much of the lineup is playing streaky hockey. For one reason or another, this team is in...
Rotoworld Mar 20, 2017

Eric Staal appears in 1,000th career game - Eric Staal (C) Minnesota Wild

Eric Staal skated in his 1,000th career game on Sunday.
Hockey Wilderness Mar 18, 2017
Wild plagued by missed opportunities, fall to Rangers 3-2

Wild plagued by missed opportunities, fall to Rangers 3-2

Minnesota scored first, even had numerous chances to extend their lead. However, the Wild couldn’t capitalize on those chances, and the mistakes they made ended up in the back of their net. Sound familiar? It should. That’s what has plagued this team on the recent losing streak. Minnesota got off to a great start in the first period. They controlled play well, got plenty of chances and even forced a couple power plays. At the tail end of the first power play, Nino Niederreiter picked a puck out of the corner and Martin Hanzal slapped at the puck. The puck went directly to Eric Staal in...
The Hockey Writers Mar 18, 2017

Staal Wild About the Wild

Eric Staal is wild about his new team, the Minnesota Wild. The former captain of the Carolina Hurricanes was back on the ice he called home for a dozen years, in Thursday night’s game between his current and former teams. Staal Having Fun In an interview with Hurricanes television play by play announcer John Forslund, […]
Canes Country Mar 16, 2017
Behind Enemy Lines - Minnesota Wild fighting for a top seed

Behind Enemy Lines - Minnesota Wild fighting for a top seed

Eric Staal returns again, this time as a Minnesota Wild With today being the first full day of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, it is only appropriate to note that the Minnesota Wild enter tonight’s game as a number two seed in the Central Division of the NHL and in prime position to do damage in the tournament. On both sides of the puck, the Wild seem to have the talent necessary to make a deep run (particularly after an active trade deadline) and avoid upsets from Cinderella opponents early on. Owners of the third most goals in the league, as well as the fourth best goals...
Canes Country Mar 16, 2017
Eric Staal Made His Mark, But it Was Time to Move On

Eric Staal Made His Mark, But it Was Time to Move On

With a year’s hindsight, the former captain moving on is what was best for both parties. Let’s not kid ourselves, Eric Staal was one of the best players ever to don a Carolina Hurricanes sweater. The Canes Country Staff voted on it and his franchise stats speak for themselves. Staal is a very good hockey player, which is why he’s been resurrected with the Minnesota Wild. But what was best for Staal and the Hurricanes franchise was to move on. It had become uneasy to have Staal around. It seemed like the team was going nowhere with him despite the numbers he was able to put up...
FOX Sports Mar 16, 2017
Preview: Wild at Hurricanes

Preview: Wild at Hurricanes

Eric Staal will visit the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time with the Minnesota Wild

Wild's Eric Staal to play in 1,000th NHL game Sunday

The Wild forward will reach that milestone soon.

Former Hurricanes star Eric Staal returns to Raleigh for a second time

The skidding Wild looks to rebound Thursday at Carolina.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 14, 2017
Wild warm up for Capitals with tour of Capitol

Wild warm up for Capitals with tour of Capitol

WASHINGTON D.C. — After a light practice on Monday afternoon, the Minnesota Wild had the rest of the day to themselves in the nation’s capital. Just enough time to play tourist for a few hours.  Tuesday night’s marquee match-up with the Washington Capitals was put on the back burner as Ryan Suter, Eric Staal, Jason Pominville, Jared Spurgeon and video coach Jonas Plumb snuck away […]
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Mar 12, 2017

NHL-Highlights of Sunday's NHL games

Highlights of Sunday's NHL games Blackhawks 4, Wild 2 Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks as they pulled within one point of Minnesota for the top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference. Trevor van Riemsdyk and Marian Hossa also scored for the Blackhawks (43-20-5). Eric Staal and Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild.
FOX Sports Mar 11, 2017
WATCH: Staal, Parise come up big in back-and-forth battle

WATCH: Staal, Parise come up big in back-and-forth battle

Eric Staal and Zach Parise scored crucial goals to help the Minnesota Wild to a 7-4 win over the Florida Panthers.
Hockey Wilderness Mar 11, 2017
Parise’s late goal lifts Wild over Panthers 7-4

Parise’s late goal lifts Wild over Panthers 7-4

Where has that been? The Minnesota Wild explodes for a touchdown and the extra point in South Florida with a much needed win over the Florida Panthers. Eric Staal scored two goals and added an assist as Minnesota fought for the win by attacking the blue paint of the goal crease. For a team that scored just five goals in the previous four games, the Wild’s 7-4 victory looks huge. They’ve been boxed out of the slot in the offensive zone in 3 of the last 4 pretty consistently. Friday night, we saw a team committed to getting to the center of the ice. Minnesota struck first when Jason...
Hockey Wilderness Mar 8, 2017
Blues trap Wild 2-1 in Yeo-hum fashion

Blues trap Wild 2-1 in Yeo-hum fashion

There isn’t much to say. Minnesota was handled on home ice by the Blues and their former head coach. Vladimir Tarasenko’s goal a little more than half-way through the third period on a passing play by Jaden Schwartz in front of Wild starter Devan Dubnyk would stand up as the game-winner. Outside of an early power play by the Wild, there wasn’t much sustained pressure on Jake Allen most of the night. Sure, he made decent saves when he needed to, like a short-handed stop on Eric Staal on a breakaway. The Blues locked down the middle of the ice in a very familiar way (almost like...

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    Mikael Granlund

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  • Martin Hanzal

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  • Ryan White

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  • Jason Pominville

    Jason Pominville back in after first healthy scratch with Wild

  • Eric Staal

    Wild fall to Flyers in lackluster loss

  • Jason Zucker

    Jason Zucker has struggled in March - Jason Zucker (W) Minnesota Wild

  • Devan Dubnyk

    Hanzal, Coyle score 15 seconds apart as Wild beat Sharks 3-2 (Mar 21, 2017)

  • Matt Dumba

    Goals 15 seconds apart help Wild beat Sharks

  • Mikko Koivu

    Hanzal, Coyle score 15 seconds apart as Wild beat Sharks 3-2 The Associated Press