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Hockey Wilderness Oct 7, 2017
Koivu’s buzzer beater secures a point as Wild falls in shootout to Hurricanes

Koivu’s buzzer beater secures a point as Wild falls in shootout to Hurricanes

Wild let a 3-1 lead slip away in the second period. The Minnesota Wild had a 3-1 lead in the second period that vanished after a barrage of penalties gave the Hurricanes momentum to score three straight goals. It looked like the Wild were going to leave Raleigh pointless in their first two games until Mikko Koivu tied the game with a whopping 0.2 seconds left on the clock, thus securing a point. Jaccob Slavin would be the only shooter to best Alex Stalock in the shootout and give the Hurricanes the victory. Minnesota was just “OK” in the first period. In the overall flow of the game,...
FOX Sports Oct 7, 2017
Koivu's last-second goal ties game, but Wild fall in shootout

Koivu's last-second goal ties game, but Wild fall in shootout

Mikko Koivu's incredibly late goal wasn't enough, as the Minnesota Wild lost 5-4 to the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout.
Wild fall 5-4 to Hurricanes in a shootout

Wild fall 5-4 to Hurricanes in a shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. — Who says there are no buzzer beaters in the NHL? Staring a potential 0-2-0 start directly in the face on Saturday night at PNC Arena, captain Mikko Koivu decided he’d seen enough. With his team playing uncharacteristically loose for the final 20 minutes of play, Koivu put the team on his back, […]
Canes Country Oct 7, 2017
Carolina Hurricanes open 2017-18 season with heart-stopping shootout win over Minnesota Wild

Carolina Hurricanes open 2017-18 season with heart-stopping shootout win over Minnesota Wild

18,680 fans may need to see a cardiologist after seeing one of the wildest games in years at PNC Arena on Saturday. The Carolina Hurricanes practiced shootouts at length during training camp. After a wild 65 minutes of hockey, that practice was put to good use, with the Canes opening the 2017-18 season with a 5-4 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild at PNC Arena on Saturday night. Carolina started well, with Derek Ryan and Jeff Skinner picking up their chemistry where they left off last season. A couple of minutes into the game, Ryan nearly tipped home a point shot but was denied by a...
Canes Country Oct 7, 2017
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild: Game Night Hub

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild: Game Night Hub

Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s season opener at PNC Arena. With more than a week between the final preseason game and the season opener, the Hurricanes’ lineup tonight will be no surprise for anyone who’s watched practice over the last week. Of the three rookies to make the opening night roster, only Martin Necas will be in the press box tonight; Janne Kuokkanen and Haydn Fleury will make their NHL debuts tonight. Of course, if they were playing against the Hurricanes, they’d be easy money to score their first goals tonight, but since they’re playing their first...
South St. Paul connections run deep as Wild take on Hurricanes

South St. Paul connections run deep as Wild take on Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Wild backup goaltender Alex Stalock smiled when talking about Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk in the hours before Saturday’s game at PNC Arena. Growing up in South St. Paul, the 30-year-old Stalock has memories of the hotshot 25-year-old Faulk that date back almost 20 years. That was long before Stalock was with […]
Wild’s Mikael Granlund out for Saturday’s game against Hurricanes

Wild’s Mikael Granlund out for Saturday’s game against Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Wild winger Mikael Granlund will miss Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, coach Bruce Boudreau confirmed. Granlund, who led the team in scoring last season with 69 points, missed Friday’s practice with a lower-body injury. He played in Thursday’s season-opening loss to the Detroit Red Wings, logging 16 minutes, 25 seconds of ice time. “It’s […]
Canes Country Oct 7, 2017
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Opening Night Preview and Storm Advisory

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Opening Night Preview and Storm Advisory

It’s opening night in Raleigh, and the Hurricanes look to fend off the Wild. And we are back! The Carolina Hurricanes are one of only three NHL teams yet to play their season opener, but that comes to an end tonight as the Minnesota Wild come to town. Minnesota, led in part by a pair of 2006 Stanley Cup Champions in Eric Staal and Matt Cullen, got off on the wrong foot on Thursday, falling to the Detroit Red Wings in the inaugural game at the Little Ceasar’s Arena. Tonight, the Wild will try to respond and the Hurricanes will try to win their opener. Here are the stats to know for...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 7, 2017
Don’t panic! The Wild gets right back to work against the improved Hurricanes

Don’t panic! The Wild gets right back to work against the improved Hurricanes

Minnesota gets a second shot at ruining an opponent’s home opener. MINNESOTA WILD AT CAROLINA HURRICANES 6:00PM Central, PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina TV: Fox Sports-North Streaming: Fox Sports Go app Radio: KFAN 100.3 and affiliates Ok, sure, maybe Thursday’s game in Detroit wasn’t quite the start that the Wild was hoping for, as it simply didn’t get the result. And yes, you’re correct when you say that Minnesota is currently on pace to go 0-82 this season. But the Green ‘n’ Wheats actually did a lot of things really well in that game, and if a couple things had gone in...

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