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.
Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past
A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..
Man fatally shot by police at Mounds View liquor store is identified
The 21-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane
The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.
MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball
Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.
Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later
A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.
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."
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.
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.
Strained groin could keep Backstrom out the rest of the season
The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday that goaltender Niklas Backstrom will miss the next two to four weeks with a strained groin. The injury occurred in the first period of Thursday night's loss to Montreal, and it could keep Backstrom out for the rest of the season.
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