Minnesota Wild skate in to battle the Boston Bruins on Thursday. Boston Bruins have earned at least one point and are atop the Northeast Division. The Minnesota Wild may be a difficult task. Minnesota Wild were skating the Boston Bruins were resting. After a five game road trip, culminating in a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs, the Bruins were able to rest their bumps and bruises over the last few days and look ahead to playing in front of their home crowd. Stoner said:"I was thinking about burning the tape and telling everyone a different story a few years from now."
Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The team was founded in 2000, becoming the first NHL franchise in Minnesota since the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas. They lost their first game, 3–1, to the Anaheim Ducks and recorded their first win against the Tampa Bay Lightning five games later. The Wild play at the Xcel Energy Center. In the 2002–03 NHL season, the team made its first playoff appearance, and made a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals, where they were swept by the Ducks. Minnesota has two minor-league affiliates, the Houston Aeros and the Bakersfield Condors.
Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team has been in existence since 1924, entering the league as the first United States-based expansion franchise. They are also an Original Six team, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Blackhawks. Boston currently has the second highest total of Stanley Cup championships won by an American team at five, with the Detroit Red Wings winning 11.