Heatley scores game-winner in Wild debut

Dany Heatley's debut with the Wild was a good one. He scored a power play goal and the game winner in overtime as the Wild defeated Columbus 4-3 in preseason action. Devin Setoguchi also scored in his debut.
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Dany Heatley's debut with the Wild was a good one. He scored a power play goal and the game winner in overtime as the Wild defeated Columbus 4-3 in preseason action. Devin Setoguchi also scored in his debut.

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Heatley and Setoguchi expected to play Friday

Newcomers Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi are expected to make their Minnesota debuts Friday night when the Wild play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Before then, rookie first-round pick Zach Phillips will play in the Wild's second preseason game, Thursday night against St. Louis.

Wild beats Flames on Setoguchi's shootout winner

Josh Harding stopped all four of the Flames' shootout attempts and Devin Setoguchi scored the shootout winner as the Wild beat Calgary, 3-2 Thursday night. Dany Heatley and Darrell Powe also scored for Minnesota. Mikko Koivu played for the first time in over a month. He finished with five shots in 22 minutes.

Heatley & Setoguchi could provide huge offensive boost

The Minnesota Wild scored the fifth fewest goals in the NHL last season. With Saturday's season opener just days away Minnesota is confident they will improve their goal-scoring with a high powered first line featuring Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi.

Backstrom, Heatley and Setoguchi had minor surgeries

The procedures weren't serious, but Minnesota Wild stars Niklas Backstrom, Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi have had minor surgeries since their season ended earlier this month. Backstrom and Setoguchi battled injuries this season, but Heatley played in every game.

Burns wants the Wild to lose every game

The Minnesota Wild will put their five game winning streak on the line Thursday when they play in San Jose. Not only will Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi be playing the Sharks for the first time, but Brent Burns will be facing the Wild for the first time. Burns says he loves Minnesota but wants the Wild to lose every game.

Wild roster set for Saturday

The 23-man Wild roster is set for opening night. The puck is set to drop at 7p.m. Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota will look to edge the Columbus Blue Jackets with off-season, first line additions Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley.

Yeo says Heatley was probably Wild's MVP

Head coach Mike Yeo says Dany Heatley was probably the Wild's MVP this season. He hinted that Heatley would have finished with more than 24 goals if Mikko Koivu didn't miss 27 games. Even without his top linemate out of action, Yeo says Heatley "never once complained."

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