Wild's Brodziak Scores First Goal: Kyle Brodziak scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's win over Calgary. (Updated 2/12/13)
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Kyle Brodziak had just one point his first 11 games. The Wild have been shifting lines in an effort to jump start their offense, so Brodziak is at risk to see less ice time if this doesn't end his slump. (Updated 2/12/13).
04/26/2013 22:56 Oilers rout Minnesota, keep Wild from clinching
Corey Potter and Nail Yakupov both scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers prevented the Minnesota Wild from clinching a spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 6-1 rout on Friday night.
04/21/2013 20:42 Flames put Minnesota in tough position for playoffs
Joey MacDonald made 34 saves, Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game and the Calgary Flames beat Minnesota 4-1 on Sunday night to hand the Wild a potentially harmful home loss in their push for the playoffs.
Here's a little known fact -- Kyle Brodziak took the 11th most faceoffs (1429) in the NHL last season. Who knew? He took 251 more than the next closest Wild player (Matt Cullen). His winning percentage was 49.1 and he was the team's key guy at the dot while shorthanded. He's also been slowly, but surely, topping up his career mark in points, culminating in a 22-goal, 22-assist effort last season. Will it continue? Sadly, we think not. There's an influx of youth and talent coming into Minny, and that will surely reduce some of his offensive opportunities. But those faceoffs will likely stay so consider him in your specialty formats. (Updated 8/14/12)