Minnesota Wild: 2018-2019 Season So Far

If you’re a Minnesota sports fan, you know how difficult it can be. Some years our hopes are built up just to be crushed in the playoffs; other years we know we don’t even have a chance. Minnesota’s national hockey team, the Wild, has been putting us on a rollercoaster of emotion since the franchise started in 2000. Their overall record is 663-524-55-135; if you’re unfamiliar with how hockey records work, these numbers mean we have won 663 games, lost 524 games, tied 55 games, and lost 135 games in overtime. I am just thrilled that we have more wins than losses . The Wild has made nine playoff appearances but is yet to win a Stanley Cup. Here’s a look at how the Wild is looking this season as of November 13th. (All stats courtesy of https://www.nhl.com/wild/stats/regular-season/skaters/gp and https://www.nhl.com/wild/standings/2018/league)

 

    Team

  • Rank: 3rd in the league

  • Games played: 17

  • Wins: 11

  • Losses: 4

  • Overtime losses: 2

  • Points: 24

  • Goals for: 54

  • Goals against: 44

  • Goal Differential: +10

  • Shootout record: 0-1

 

 

Skaters

  • Most goals scored: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 10

  • Most assists: Ryan Suter (D)- 10

  • Most points: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 18

  • Highest plus/minus: Zach Parise (LW)- +8

  • Lowest plus/minus: Nino Niederreiter (RW)- -5

  • Most penalty minutes: Marcus Foligno (LW)- 16

  • Most power play goals: Zach Parise (LW) & Eric Staal (C)- 2

  • Most power play points: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 5

  • Shorthanded goals: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 2

  • Shorthanded points: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 2

  • Game winning goals: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 3

  • Overtime goals: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 1

  • Most shots: Jason Zucker (LW)- 57

  • Highest shooting percentage: Mikael Granlund (RW)- 27.8%

  • Highest face-off win percentage: Nino Niederreiter (RW)- 69.23%

 

 

Goalies

  • Devan Dubnyk:

    • Games started: 13

    • Games played: 13

    • Wins: 8

    • Losses: 3

    • Overtime losses: 2

    • Shots against: 416

    • Goals against: 28

    • Goals against on average: 2.13

    • Saves: 388

    • Save percentage: .933

    • Shutouts: 0

    • Minutes played: 787

 

  • Alex Stalock:

    • Games started: 4

    • Games played: 4

    • Wins: 3

    • Losses: 1

    • Overtime losses: 0

    • Shots against: 116

    • Goals against: 11

    • Goals against on average: 2.73

    • Saves: 105

    • Save percentage: .905

    • Shutouts: 0

    • Minutes played: 242

 

    While the season is still young, us Wild fans have high hopes for this season and can’t wait to see how it will turn out. Be sure to tune into upcoming games and support your Minnesota Wild!