Special Sub-Topic: Wild Mania
|What year did the Wild come into existence, after it felt like such a long time after losing the Minnesota North Stars after the 91-92 season?|
2000-2001. The Minnesota Wild along with their expansion partner the Columbus Blue Jackets, both came into the league in 2000-2001. The Wild ended their first season with 26 wins and 35 losses for a total of 73 points, and came in 5th (last) in their division (Northwest).
|Who scored the first ever regular season goal?|
Marion Gaborik. On October 6, 2000, the Minnesota Wild made NHL regular season debut at Mighty Ducks of Anaheim losing 3-1. Rookie Marian Gaborik scored the first-ever goal in Wild history in the second period.
|Who scored the first ever Wild goal on home ice?|
Darby Hendrickson. On October 11, 2000, the Minnesota Wild made Xcel Energy Center regular season debut vs. Philadelphia Flyers. Game ended in a 3-3 tie. Darby Hendrickson scored the first Wild goal at Xcel Energy Center.
|Who set a record for most consecutive games played?|
Antti Laaksonen. The speedy forward Antti Laaksonen hadnt missed a game since the very first one in the innaguaral season until he was scratched in the playoffs against Vancouver.
|Who had lead the Minnesota Wild in goals in their first 2 seasons?|
Marion Gaborik. In both the 01-02 season and 02-03 season Gaborik had 30 goals.
|How did the Wild make NHL history during the 2002-03 playoffs?|
First team to come back from two 3 games to 1 deficits. The Wild made NHL history when they came back after being down 3-1 games to the Colorado Avalanche, they won that series in a game 7 overtime and they came back from being down 3 games to 1 to the Vancouver Canucks.
|Who scored the game 7 goal in overtime to win the series over colorado 4 games to 3?|
Andrew Brunette. Arguably one of the best moments in Wild history, when Andrew Brunette scored just a few minutes in the game 7 overtime to take the series 4-3. Richard Park had also scored in overtime in that series.
|Who had the most POINTS in the 2001-2002 season?|
Andrew Brunette. Andrew Brunette had the most points with 69. Gaborik was 2 points behind him with 67. I really hope you didnt pick Cliff Ronning because he wasnt even a part of the Minnesota Wild in the 01-02 season.
|Name both of the Minnesota Wild goaltenders in the 02-03 season. (First and last name or surname)|
Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson & Fernandez and Roloson. In the 02-03 season the Minnesota Wild did not have a backup goaltender. The goalies equally shared the role of netminder and each did a phenomenal job!!
|Who got the first ever hat trick in Wild history?
Antti Laaksonen. Antti got the first ever hat trick against Vancouver on November 26, 2000.
|What is Dwayne Rolosons nickname?|
Rollie the goalie. That one shouldnt have been to easy to figure out. The Dominator is the nickname of former Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek,the Russian Rocket is the nickname Pavel Bure and the Pocket Rocket is the nickname of Pavel's little brother Valeri Bure.
|Who holds the record for most penalty minutes in a game?|
Matt Johnson. MAtt Johnson holds the record with 37 on October 26, 2002 at Phoenix. He got 27 penalty minutes in one period in that game.
|Who was the Wilds first ever draft pick in 2000-2001?|
Marion Gaborik. Marion Gaborik was the first ever draft pick in franchise history. Mikko Koivu was the Wild's first pick in 01-02 and Pierre-Marc Bouchard was the first pick for the 02-03 season. Pascal Dupuis signed as a free agent with the Minnesota wild in 01-02 and is an awsome quick forward.
|Which two Wild players scored on their first shot on their first shift in their first game? |
Pascal Dupuis and Rickard Wallin. Pascal and Rickard are one the few players in the league to have done this and its really something to be proud of. I believe Jaromine Iginla also has this on his record.
|What number did the Wild retire for its fans. |
1. The Wild gave dedicated #1 to the greatest hockey fans in the world, the Minnesota Wild fans. #99 is retired everywhere in the league, in honor of the great one, Wayne Gretzky. #00 is also not allowed to be worn and im really not sure the reason on this one, and #10 is Marion Gaboriks number which should be retired one day, because in my opinion he is one of the greatest hockey players out there.
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