2013–14 Minnesota Wild season

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2013–14 Minnesota Wild
Division 4th Central
Conference 7th Western
2013–14 record 43–27–12
Home record 26–10–5
Road record 17–17–7
Goals for 207
Goals against 206
Team information
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Mike Yeo
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Zach Parise
Ryan Suter
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 18,505 (103.1%)[1]
(41 games)
Minor league affiliations Iowa Wild (AHL)
Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
Quad City Mallards (CHL)
Team leaders
Goals Jason Pominville (30)
Assists Mikko Koivu (43)
Points Jason Pominville (60)
Penalties in minutes Clayton Stoner (84)
Plus/minus (+): Jared Spurgeon
Ryan Suter (15)
(−): Dany Heatley (-18 −18)
Wins Josh Harding (18)
Goals against average Josh Harding (1.66)
<2012–13 2014–15>

The 2013–14 Minnesota Wild season was the 14th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[3]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y - Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
4 Minnesota Wild 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
5 Dallas Stars 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
6 Nashville Predators 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
7 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84


Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)[4]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
Top 3 (Pacific Division)[4]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 54 20 8 51 266 209 116
2 San Jose Sharks 82 51 22 9 41 249 200 111
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 28 8 38 206 174 100
Wild Card Teams[4]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Minnesota Wild CE 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
2 Dallas Stars CE 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
3 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 37 30 15 31 216 231 89
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
5 Winnipeg Jets CE 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84
6 Vancouver Canucks PA 82 36 35 11 31 196 223 83
7 Calgary Flames PA 82 35 40 7 28 209 241 77
8 Edmonton Oilers PA 82 29 44 9 25 203 270 67

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, z – Clinched Conference

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

The Minnesota Wild entered the playoffs as the Western Conference's first wild card. They defeated the Central Division champion Colorado Avalanche in seven games in the first round, winning all three games at the Xcel Energy Center while losing the first three at the Pepsi Center until winning game seven there on a goal by Nino Niederreiter in overtime. The Wild fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, losing in game six on an overtime goal by Patrick Kane. It was the Wild's first (and only) loss at home of the 2014 postseason.

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Final Stats[5]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Harding, JoshJosh Harding 29 26 1668 18 7 3 46 1.65 690 .933 3 0 0 0
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 26 25 1480 12 8 4 60 2.43 702 .915 2 0 0 0
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 21 19 1094 5 11 2 55 3.02 546 .899 0 0 0 0
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 12 11 679 7 1 3 24 2.12 269 .911 3 0 0 0
Curry, JohnJohn Curry 2 1 80 1 0 0 4 3.00 57 .930 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 9 8 479 3 6 21 2.63 182 .885 1 0 0 0
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 6 5 325 3 1 11 2.03 127 .913 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Wild. Stats reflect time with the Wild only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Roster[edit]

Updated October 6, 2014.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
32 Finland Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom G L 36 2006 Helsinki, Finland
2 United States Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard Injured Reserve D L 32 2013 Baudette, Minnesota
4 United States Bickel, StuStu Bickel D/W R 28 2014 Chanhassen, Minnesota
25 Sweden Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin D L 21 2011 Karlstad, Sweden
21 Canada Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak C R 30 2009 St. Paul, Alberta
18 United States Carter, RyanRyan Carter Injured Reserve C L 31 2014 White Bear Lake, Minnesota
24 Canada Cooke, MattMatt Cooke Injured Reserve LW L 36 2013 Belleville, Ontario
3 United States Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle C R 22 2011 Weymouth, Massachusetts
55 Canada Dumba, MatMat Dumba D R 20 2012 Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Sweden Folin, ChristianChristian Folin D R 23 2014 Kungsbacka, Sweden
14 Canada Fontaine, JustinJustin Fontaine RW R 27 2011 Bonnyville, Alberta
64 Finland Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund C L 22 2010 Oulu, Finland
56 Finland Haula, ErikErik Haula C L 23 2009 Pori, Finland
9 Finland Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu (C) C L 31 2001 Turku, Finland
35 Canada Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper G L 24 2009 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
22 Switzerland Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter RW L 22 2013 Chur, Switzerland
11 United States Parise, ZachZach Parise (A) LW L 30 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 United States Pominville, JasonJason Pominville RW R 32 2013 Repentigny, Quebec
39 United States Prosser, NateNate Prosser D R 28 2010 Elk River, Minnesota
6 Canada Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella D L 24 2008 Montreal, Quebec
46 Canada Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon D R 25 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
20 United States Suter, RyanRyan Suter (A) D L 29 2012 Madison, Wisconsin
26 Austria Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek LW R 30 2014 Baden bei Wien, Austria
16 United States Zucker, JasonJason Zucker LW L 22 2010 Newport Beach, California


Transactions[edit]

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013–14 season.