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Sport Minnesota Wild’s sellout streak ends after nearly six years

20:11  21 october  2019
20:11  21 october  2019 Source:   sbnation.com

Zuccarello displeased with start to Wild tenure: 'I've been terrible'

  Zuccarello displeased with start to Wild tenure: 'I've been terrible' Just two games into his tenure with the Minnesota Wild, Mats Zuccarello has already made it abundantly clear he's his own harshest critic. "I haven't played good at all," Zuccarello said, according to Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press. "It's just making plays. I feel like I don't see anyone out there. I don't know. I've got to be better. I've been terrible." Zuccarello, who typically has outstanding vision, was one of the league's most"I haven't played good at all," Zuccarello said, according to Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press. "It's just making plays. I feel like I don't see anyone out there. I don't know. I've got to be better. I've been terrible.

Minnesota fans cheer after defenseman Jared Spurgeon scored during the third period. No matter how bad it’ s gotten for the Wild over the past six years , fans have That didn’t happen Sunday afternoon when the Wild watched their sellout streak come to an end against the Montreal Canadiens.

Minnesota Wild ’ s Jason Zucker, center, looks to teammate Mikko Koivu in celebration after Zucker That set up a dramatic third period, and while the Wild nearly squandered another game, they found That didn't happen Sunday afternoon when the Wild watched their sellout streak come to an end

The Minnesota Wild’s start to the 2019-20 campaign has been perhaps their worst launch to a season since the team started 1-6-0 in Todd Richards’ first year as head coach back in 2009-10. Finally, though, the Wild managed to put together a solid performance Sunday evening as they chalked up their second win of the season in a back-and-forth 4-3 thriller against the Montreal Canadiens.

a large building with Xcel Energy Center in the background© Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images

Ironically, there was a much smaller turnout for the victory than what we’ve become so accustomed to in recent years. Why? Because for the first time since December of 2013, the Wild failed to sell out Xcel Energy Center. Per Michael Russo of The Athletic, Minnesota’s sellout streak ends at 251 games, including regular season and postseason.

Alex Stalock shuts out Ottawa as Wild wins for first time this season

  Alex Stalock shuts out Ottawa as Wild wins for first time this season KANATA, Ontario – The wait is over. After getting off to the worst start in franchise history by dropping its first four games, the Wild finally climbed out of that rut Monday afternoon with a 2-0 win over the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Alex Stalock had 26 saves for his sixth career shutout. The catalyst to the victory was someone who wasn't even on the ice for most of those losses. In After getting off to the worst start in franchise history by dropping its first four games, the Wild finally climbed out of that rut Monday afternoon with a 2-0 win over the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

Game notes The Wild ' s regular-season sellout streak ended at 230 consecutive games. Sunday's announced attendance of 17,344 fell short of the Xcel Energy Center's capacity of 17,954. Sunday was Minnesota 's second home game of the season through eight games.

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally felt the financial consequences of their poor on-ice performance Monday against the Minnesota Wild . The Maple Leafs announced an attendance of 18,366 at Air Canada Centre for Monday' s contest, marking the first time in 13 years the franchise has failed to sell

It’s not exactly rocket science. Fans want to watch sports teams that, you know, don’t lose all the time. Unfortunately for the Wild, they’ve been losing a whole lot as of late — especially on home ice. In fact, only one team, the Los Angeles Kings, lost more games on home ice than the Wild last season.

Minnesota is obviously wild (see what I did there?) about hockey. After all, it’s not called the “State of Hockey” for nothing. But for the Wild to not sell out their own arena in just their second home game of the season?

Buddy. That’s a problem.

O'Reilly scores overtime winner, Blues beat Wild 4-3 .
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild could have used that two-score lead they believed they had late in the second period. © APWF St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais, top, topples over Minnesota Wild's Luke Kunin during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. Blais scored moments later to tie the score. The Blues won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) As soon as the goal was waved off, the St. Louis Blues regained control, a sure sign of two teams skating in opposite directions.

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