Despite being limited by a shoulder injury last season, Backstrom says he played as well as he ever has. Now the Wild goaltender is fully healthy and looking forward to bigger and better things this season.
15,000 Minnesota nurses 'overwhelmingly' authorize strike
Overworked and underpaid, the Minnesota Nurses Association is ready to strike.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Backstrom to start against Calgary
Niklas Backstrom will start for the first time since October 27 when the Wild meet the Flames in Calgary Tuesday night. Josh Harding has started in goal and led the Wild on their current four game winning streak. Harding says he understands because Backstrom is Minnesota's "go-to-guy."
Opinion: Backstrom and Harding are the best goalie tandem in the NHL
Minnesota Wild goaltenders Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding are off to a very good start. They've led the Wild to five straight wins, and have allowed a microscopic 26-goals through 14-games. Arguably, they are the best goalie duo in the NHL.
Tubby Smith is happy and healthy
Gophers basketball head coach Tubby Smith told reporters Thursday that he is happy, and more importantly, cancer free. Smith was diagnosed with prostate cancer before the start of last season. Now Smith wants to work on getting a new deal, a new practice facility, and another winning season.
Kill to start Shortell if Gray isn't healthy
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill says he expects freshman Max Shortell to be the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against the Purdue Boilermakers. Junior MarQueis Gray is still recovering from a toe injury, and won't get the start unless he's completely healthy.
Backstrom hopes for more success against Oilers
Niklas Backstrom gets the call tonight in goal as the Wild take on the Oilers in Edmonton. Last Friday, Backstrom was pulled in the first period of Minnesota’s loss to the the Oilers at the X. But Backstrom was solid in Monday’s win over Tampa Bay, so coach Mike Yeo is sticking with his starter. He says Backstrom deserves a chance to “bounce back.”
Backstrom expects to return soon
Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom practiced for a second day in a row Tuesday, and he could return to game action before the end of the season. Backstrom says, "I'm trying to do everything I can so it will be soon." He injured his groin in a March 1st game against Montreal.
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