The Minnesota Wild traded defenseman Nick Schultz to Edmonton for defenseman and Minnesota native Tom Gilbert. Schultz is the all-time leader in games played for the Wild with 743. He has played in at least 79 games in each of the last 6 seasons for Minnesota including all 62 games this season. Gilbert has 3 goals and 14 assists in 47 games for Edmonton.
The Minnesota Wild won 4-3 at home against San Jose Sunday night. Matt Cullen and Jed Ortmeyer each scored a goal in the 3rd period to go from down 3-2 to leading 4-3. Ortmeyer's goal was the first of the season for him. Cal Clutterbuck and Nick Schultz also scored a goal for the Wild and Niklas Backstrom had 26 saves for Minnesota. The Wild are 28-25-9 and with 65 points are in 12th place in the Western Conference.
The Minnesota Wild lost 4-1 at Dallas Friday night. The Stars scored 2 first period goals and 1 in the 2nd to take control of the game. Devin Setoguchi scored the lone Minnesota goal and Niklas Backstrom had 11 saves before he was replaced by Mathew Hackett who had 10 saves.
The Minnesota Wild downed Florida 3-2 in an overtime shootout Thursday night. Erik Christensen and Matt Cullen each scored a goal in the shootout and Florida failed to score a goal in the shootout. Kyle Brodziak and Matt Cullen each scored a goal in regulation and Niklas Backstrom had 41 saves for Minnesota.
The Wild downed Boston 2-0 Sunday afternoon to end their 7-game losing streak. Chad Rau and Matt Cullen each scored a goal for Minnesota and Niklas Backstrom had 48 saves for the Wild to get the shutout in net. Minnesota was outshot 48-29.
The Minnesota Wild lost their 7th straight game 4-0 against St. Louis Saturday afternoon. Josh Harding had 30 saves for the Wild. Minnesota was outshot 34-13. The Wild allowed 1 goal in the first period, 2 in the 2nd and 1 more in the 3rd.
The Minnesota Wild scored 3 goals but lost 4-3 to Winnipeg in an overtime shootout Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Devin Setoguchi scored 2 goals and Mikko Koivu scored 1 for the Wild. Niklas Backstrom had 24 saves for the Wild. Minnesota was outshot 27-25.
The Minnesota Wild lost 2-1 at home to Anaheim Tuesday night. Dany Heatley scored the lone Wild goal and Josh Harding had 23 saves for Minnesota. Corey Perry scored the game-winning goal for the Ducks in the 3rd period.
The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Marco Scandella and forward Kris Foucault from the Houston Aeros of the AHL. The roster spots were available when Brad Staubitz was sent to Houston and defenseman Clayton Stoner was put on injured reserve with a lower body injury.
The Minnesota Wild lost 5-2 Thursday night to Vancouver at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Dany Heatley gave the Wild a 1-0 lead scoring just :13 seconds into the game. That sets a franchise record for quickest goal. Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi each scored a goal and Niklas Backstrom had 15 saves for the Wild.
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