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boudreau wants to see better defense from wild


after starting the season with some large gaps between games, the wild embarks on a much busier stretch beginning friday at winnipeg. the game kicks off the team’s first back-to-back set of the season, with the road trip finishing saturday in calgary.coach bruce boudreau said the wild will have only three real practice days between now and early december, after holding three practices last week during a five-day break in the schedule. much of the time was spent tuning up a leaky defense that has surrendered 15 goals in four games. with the lineup missing scorers such as charlie coyle, nino niederreiter, mikael granlund and zach parise, boudreau said it’s more important than ever to make sure the defense is on point.“it doesn’t matter who’s in the lineup, you can play defense,’’ boudreau sa






wild pregame: locking down on defense


wild coach bruce boudreau was relieved to see his team get back to playing sound defense in its past two games. as the wild prepared for tuesday's game against st. louis, he said he has tried to emphasize that tight defensive play will benefit its offense as well.after a five-day break in late february, the wild allowed nine goals in its next two games--a victory over los angeles and a loss at winnipeg--continuing a trend that started with a 5-3 loss to chicago. it has given up only two in the past two games, a 3-1 victory over san jose and a 1-0 loss at columbus. boudreau knew the defense did not need major repairs, and a team meeting and video session in columbus got the wild refocused quickly."it's just commitment to it,'' boudreau said. "sometimes when you start scoring a lot of goals,






wild looking to continue strong defensive effort


wild coach bruce boudreau was relieved to see his team get back to playing sound defense in its past two games. as the wild prepared for tuesday's game against st. louis, he said he has tried to emphasize that tight defensive play will benefit its offense as well.after a five-day break in late february, the wild allowed nine goals in its next two games--victories over los angeles and winnipeg--continuing a trend that started with a 5-3 loss to chicago. it has given up only two in the past two games, a 3-1 victory over san jose and a 1-0 loss at columbus. boudreau knew the defense did not need major repairs, and a team meeting and video session in columbus got the wild refocused quickly."it's just commitment to it,'' boudreau said. "sometimes when you start scoring a lot of goals, you cheat






wild coaches try tightening defense using off-ice video


columbus, ohio – here’s why wild coach bruce boudreau is committed to tightening up his team’s defense.in the past nine weeks, the wild has managed to go 21-6-2 despite allowing 2.93 goals per game. the wild has averaged nearly four goals per game in that stretch to overcome the leaky defense, but the coach worries that output isn’t sustainable as teams gear up for the tight-checking playoffs.heading into thursday’s 1-0 loss to the blue jackets, the wild had allowed 85 goals in a 29-game stretch after allowing only 60 goals in the season’s first 32 games. in the three previous games, the wild allowed 14.that’s not a recipe for long-term success, and the wild certainly tightened up thursday after a wednesday afternoon extensive video session at the team hotel.“we’re [working] on fine-tuning






bob woods announced as new wild assistant coach


chicago – one year after bruce boudreau hired john anderson to coach alongside one of his best friends for the first time, the wild coach will reunite with another longtime confidant.the wild made the hiring of bob woods as assistant coach official saturday.this is the fourth time the two men will coach together. not only was woods boudreau’s player-assistant once upon a time for the mississippi sea wolves, woods was boudreau’s assistant with the hershey bears, washington capitals and anaheim ducks. woods was considered last year’s front-runner to coach the wild’s defense until hall of famer scott stevens expressed an interest to coach.stevens has since stepped down.“he’ll push me and i’ll push him,” boudreau said of woods, a former defenseman and member of the echl hall of fame. “he knows






good news for wild: no changes at practice, for a change


not much happened down at xcel energy center wednesday morning, which for your sake could be a good thing as the wild looks for its first winning streak since feb. 27-28 thursday against the philadelphia flyers.following a win over san jose to snap a five-game losing streak, all lines and defense pairs were status quo for a change today.“it was an anomaly,” deadpanned wild coach bruce boudreau.after a month of scrambling lines and lineups and positions, nothing changed today.“obviously success will be the difference of whether they stay the same or they don’t,”  boudreau said after the wild’s fifth practice all month. “that’s why mikko’s line has been the same since november. they’ve had success and they found a chemistry.”so,coyle-staal-parisezucker-koivu-granlundniederreiter-hanzal-pomin






losing streak ends -- and sense of normalcy returns to wild


for the first time in a long while, a wild practice was uneventful.there were no new injuries, no forwards playing defense and no lineup changes from master shuffler bruce boudreau.in the red sweaters was the eric staal line with, shockingly, the same wingers that started and finished tuesday’s game against san jose. same thing for mikko koivu’s line in gray, martin hanzal’s line in yellow, erik haula’s line in white.consistency and tranquillity … for a welcomed change.“it was an anomaly,” deadpanned the wild coach.this is what typically happens after a victory. and one day after the wild’s second win in nine games, boudreau kept everything status quo for thursday’s game against philadelphia.“obviously success will be the difference of whether they stay the same or they don’t,” boudreau sa






wild, boudreau battling fatigue factor


raleigh, n.c. – in the midst of a busy stretch of 20 games in the season’s final 35 days, bruce boudreau said he thinks the wild is cracking because of fatigue and lack of practice time.but, because the wild is showing so many lapses in its game, the coach decided to practice his team wednesday and scrap thursday’s morning skate in advance of its game against the carolina hurricanes instead.the wild had a warm-up and stretch at its hotel, and boudreau wanted players to stay in their room where they could “sort of focus more.”boudreau, like blue jackets coach john tortorella said earlier this season, said it’s not so much the ice time that fatigues players but the act of constantly going to the rink, changing clothes and putting on their equipment.“that’s the stuff, believe it or not, you s






dubnyk, variety of scorers lead wild over avalanche


before sunday’s game against colorado, wild coach bruce boudreau was in no mood to sugarcoat his feelings. still smarting from a shutout loss at nashville on saturday — one he said left him with “a lot to be disappointed in” — he spoke bluntly about the wild’s need to get moving in the right direction as the playoffs approach.“we’ve got to go out there and win a game,” he said. “if we’re not ready to play, then we’re in trouble.”this time, the wild didn’t leave boudreau wanting. it beat the avalanche 5-2 at xcel energy center, getting goals from five players and 30 saves from devan dubnyk.the wild got the swift start boudreau wanted to see, riding a crisp, assertive offense and sound team defense to a 3-1 first-period lead on goals from martin hanzal, jared spurgeon and erik haula. zach pa






for wild's boudreau, proof is in the playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach, crummy playoff coach.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs at home against the st. louis blues, likely on wednesday.“look it, i want to win as bad as anybody. it’s not easy to win,” s






boudreau: proof of success comes in the stanley cup playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach: can’t get it done in the playoffs.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs wednesday at home against the st. louis blues.boudreau vs. yeo: wild-st. louis playoff schedule and tv info“loo






for wild's boudreau, proof is in the playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach, can’t get it done in the playoffs.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs at home against the st. louis blues, likely on wednesday.“look it, i want to win as bad as anybody. it’s not ea






for wild's boudreau, proof is in the playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach, can’t get it done in the playoffs.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs wednesday at home against the st. louis blues.“look it, i want to win as bad as anybody. it’s not easy to win,”






wild gets a day of rest as a stress reliever


on a glorious monday in the twin cities, wild coach bruce boudreau hoped his players were on the golf course. or taking their kids to the park. or going out to lunch, or playing video games, or seeing a movie.in short, boudreau wanted them to do anything other than obsess over the herculean task they face in their first-round playoff series against st. louis. the wild returned to the twin cities after sunday’s 3-1 loss, which plunged it into a 3-0 hole in the best-of-seven series. with two days before wednesday’s game 4 in st. louis, boudreau decided to give the players monday off before resuming practice tuesday.the coach declared it a “mental health day’’ for a team looking to shake the recurring nightmare of blues goalie jake allen, the st. louis defense and its own inability to score.






wild snaps losing streak but boudreau still wary of what's ahead


right now, bruce boudreau couldn’t care less about the wild’s 12-game winning streak in december, nor the six regulation losses the wild had during a torrid three-month, 38-game span.the wild coach knows his team’s recent play isn’t up to snuff and won’t fly come playoff time.that’s why boudreau refused to say all was cured after the wild ended a five-game losing streak with a much-needed 3-2 victory over the san jose sharks on tuesday night at xcel energy center.“anybody can do anything once. so let’s see how we do thursday [against the philadelphia flyers],” boudreau said.desperate for a conquest and raring for some positivity, the wild won for the second time in nine games and for the third time in 11 games this month. two of those victories have come against the pacific division-leadin






wild's desired matchups don't happen because of hanzal's illness


chicago – two hours before sunday’s 4-2 loss to the chicago blackhawks, bruce boudreau acknowledged that one reason the wild acquired center martin hanzal was in response to jonathan toews lighting minnesota up in the previous two meetings.toews, the third player to ever have five points in a game against the wild, also scored an overtime winner against minnesota in two blackhawks victories in february.boudreau talked about how well the wild was playing before hanzal arrived and said he truly felt it was a better team with him.as boudreau talked, hanzal was leaving united center in a suit and heading to the airport to fly back to minnesota. hanzal became the latest wild player to be struck by a virus crawling through the team.his status for tuesday’s game in washington is uncertain.boudrea






bruce boudreau on new wild assistant bob woods: 'he gets me'


a year after many in the hockey world thought it would happen, bruce boudreau and bob woods have been reunited.woods, boudreau longtime confidante and friend, will be announced as scott stevens’ replacement as a wild assistant coach this morning. he’ll join john anderson, another of boudreau’s best friends, on the bench. darby hendrickson remains in his role as assistant coach, too.woods, 49, a former defenseman, was boudreau’s player assistant with the 1998-99 championship mississippi sea wolves team in the echl. after boudreau left for ahl lowell then manchester, woods stayed in biloxi to coach and be gm before joining boudreau in hershey as an assistant.they won the calder cup together their first year in 2005-06, then lost in the finals the next year. boudreau got “called up” to be the






wild hopes to defy odds against the st. louis blues


the sun came up today in st. louis!!! so did the humidity.man, it’s steamy here.sorry for the late blog, but the wild practiced at 2 and we have early deadlines on saturday so we can get that awesomely thick sunday edition onto your doorstep bright and early. so i figured i better write for the paper before the website.i know, that’s so 1990!the blues held a ginormous optional today. the wild held a full practice.that’s what happens when one team’s up 2-0 in a series and one team’s down 0-2.forward erik haula was the only regular who didn’t practice today. coach bruce boudreau said he’s sore, likely from the scottie upshall check into the lower part of the wall late in the second period. boudreau called it maintenance, which typically means that player will play.as i’ve reported for a week






nhl insider: boudreau sings praises of caps' ovechkin, backstrom


while it was tough on bruce boudreau earlier this season to return to anaheim for the first time since being fired, the wild coach still has a soft spot for the washington capitals.“i love that town,” he said of returning to the d.c. area last week with the wild. “i never would ever thought of it because it doesn’t have a state beside its name. d.c., right? but it’s the most lively, energetic city i’ve ever seen.”boudreau, elevated from hershey to washington during the 2007-08 season, won four division titles with the capitals and the jack adams award as coach of the year in 2008.“this was at the time the greatest place in the world for me,” boudreau said. “it was the first chance i got to coach in the nhl. [former gm] george mcphee treated me unbelievable. i’ll never forget it.”over the y






wild and coach bruce boudreau endure a quiet two days of nhl draft


chicago – as bruce boudreau sat at the draft table “bored out of his mind,” according to general manager chuck fletcher, on friday night, the wild coach fired off a text message to someone asking, “is no one making any moves?”a couple of trades trickled in late, but boudreau is a hockey nut. so he too, had hoped to witness a couple of league-shaking trades, even from his own wild.but alas, none from the wild came, even on the second day of the nhl draft that was spent saturday with boudreau … at the airport, then in the sky.“nothing’s happening,” boudreau said, laughing, before boarding a flight to minnesota. “you’d love it this time of year. it creates excitement for the fans, for us — me included. we all love moves. but you don’t want to cut your nose to spite your face. if it’s not ther






wild and coach bruce boudreau endure a quiet two days of nhl draft


chicago – as bruce boudreau sat at the draft table “bored out of his mind,” according to general manager chuck fletcher, on friday night, the wild coach fired off a text message to someone asking, “is no one making any moves?”a couple of trades trickled in late, but boudreau is a hockey nut. so he, too, had hoped to witness a couple of league-shaking trades, even from his own wild.but alas, none from the wild came, even on the second day of the nhl draft that was spent saturday with boudreau … at the airport, then in the sky.“nothing’s happening,” boudreau said, laughing, before boarding a flight to minnesota. “you’d love it this time of year. it creates excitement for the fans, for us — me included. we all love moves. but you don’t want to cut your nose to spite your face. if it’s not the






boudreau urging wild players to 'learn from your mistakes'


the thought might have been tempting for wild coach bruce boudreau.his team is in the middle of a slump, having lost eight of its past 10 games. after thursday's 3-1 loss to philadelphia, boudreau bemoaned his team's lack of energy and jump.so maybe he was tempted to take the video of that game and burn it, looking ahead rather that back. only one problem."by burning it, you're sort of trying to forget what happened," boudreau said friday. "i think you have to learn from your mistakes. we watched a lot of it today."know this: boudreau is tiring of the whole fatigue thing. he pushed back hard on that thursday. still, with back-to-back matinees scheduled for the weekend, starting with saturday's game with vancouver at xcel energy center, he had the players sit and watch a video double-featur






zach parise likely to miss one wild game after scary eye injury


like everyone else at xcel energy center, wild coach bruce boudreau was horrified to see zach parise crumple to the ice tuesday after taking a high stick to the eye. a day later, boudreau felt a wave of relief when he learned parise was not seriously injured.the coach said parise was bruised and sore after the incident, which happened during the first period of the wild’s 5-4 overtime loss to washington. the winger isn’t likely to play in thursday’s home game against ottawa, but boudreau doesn’t expect him to be out long. parise was hurt when the capitals’ tom wilson accidentally stuck him in the eye; as he fell, he compounded the injury when he struck his head on jay beagle’s leg.“his eye looks pretty black and blue, but he can see, and he’s fine as far as that goes,” boudreau said wednes






bruce boudreau on new wild assistant bob woods: 'he gets me'


a year after many in the hockey world thought it would happen, bruce boudreau and bob woods have been reunited.woods, boudreau longtime confidante and friend, will be announced as scott stevens’ replacement as a wild assistant coach this morning. he’ll join john anderson, another of boudreau’s best friends, on the bench. darby hendrickson remains in his role as assistant coach, too.woods, 49, a former defenseman, was boudreau’s player assistant with the 1998-99 championship mississippi sea wolves team in the echl. after boudreau left for ahl lowell then manchester, woods stayed in biloxi to coach and be gm before joining boudreau in hershey as an assistant.they won the calder cup together their first year in 2005-06, then lost in the finals the next year. boudreau got “called up” to be the






boudreau seeks peak effort for game 5 against blues


by the time the wild’s plane landed thursday, coach bruce boudreau wasn’t particularly interested in rehashing his team’s game 4 victory over st. louis. he already was looking ahead to saturday’s game 5.wednesday’s 2-0 triumph was only a tiny step, one that turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-1 hole. and simply matching that effort in game 5, boudreau said, won’t cut it. after giving his players a day off thursday, he expects them to be ready to make further progress when the series resumes saturday at xcel energy center.“our message is, we have to play better if we want to win the next game,” boudreau said. “it’s pretty simple. if you stay status quo, people pass you by. that’s why [the stanley cup] is so hard to win; you’ve got to be at the top of your game for as many as 28 games after






boudreau cuts off news conference after another wild loss


winnipeg – after yet another loss — the fifth in a row for the wild — the postgame, players-only meeting went rather long. but coach bruce boudreau’s postgame comments were startlingly short.the frustration rises.on sunday at mts centre, the wild spotted winnipeg a four-goal first-period lead. chris stewart then scored two goals as the wild tied it in the second. but josh morrissey’s slapshot from the right point into traffic — a shot that wild goalie devan dubnyk said he never saw — at 12 minutes, 43 seconds of the third gave the jets a 5-4 victory and the wild a number of things to talk about, behind closed doors.“there were a lot of things,” zach parise said. “i mean, we haven’t had to have a lot of those [talks].”it was almost one of the best comebacks in team history. it was almost th






boudreau cuts off press conference after another wild loss


winnipeg – after yet another loss — the fifth in a row for the wild — the postgame, players-only meeting went rather long. but coach bruce boudreau’s postgame comments were startlingly short.the frustration rises.on sunday at mts centre, the wild spotted winnipeg a four-goal first-period lead. chris stewart then scored two goals as the wild tied it in the second. but josh morrissey’s slapshot from the right point into traffic — a shot that wild goalie devan dubnyk said he never saw — at 12 minutes, 43 seconds of the third gave the jets a 5-4 victory and the wild a number of things to talk about, behind closed doors.“there were a lot of things,” zach parise said. “i mean, we haven’t had to have a lot of those [talks].”it was almost one of the best comebacks in team history. it was almost th






wild returns to winning ways with victory over sharks


right now, bruce boudreau couldn’t care less about the wild’s 12-game winning streak in december, nor the six regulation losses the wild had during a torrid three-month, 38-game span.the wild coach knows his team’s recent play isn’t up to snuff and won’t fly come playoff time.that’s why boudreau refused to say all was cured after the wild ended a five-game losing streak with a much-needed 3-2 victory over the san jose sharks on tuesday night at xcel energy center.“anybody can do anything once. so let’s see how we do thursday [against the philadelphia flyers],” boudreau said.desperate for a conquest and raring for some positivity, the wild won for the second time in nine games and for the third time in 11 games this month. two of those victories have come against the pacific division-leadin






boudreau lets loose on officials after wild loses 1-0 at columbus


columbus, ohio – after a competitive clash between two of the best teams in the western and eastern conferences on thursday night, bruce boudreau’s face was beet red, and it wasn’t regarding the wild’s play during a 1-0 loss to the columbus blue jackets.the wild coach did what he rarely does: let loose about the officiating, as well as a wild goal that was overturned by the nhl’s situation room.a fuming boudreau said it was a “game where two teams worked their butts off that are two of the top teams in the league, and you end up losing on bad calls.”the wild’s fourth 1-0 loss of the season was made more frustrating by erik haula having a second-period goal overturned.after haula crashed the net to get to marco scandella’s rebound, haula kicked the puck with his right skate and it ricochete






what was promising becomes panic time for wild


the wild finally has settled into its comfort zone. forget all that prosperity nonsense. welcome back to desperation town.times like this require a hashtag. #fireyeo.sorry. old habit. can't blame that guy for this latest stumble through the wilderness.actually, on second thought, maybe mike yeo is to blame. the wild's 2-1 loss to yeo's st. louis blues triggered an annual swoon that has become remarkably inevitable. is that hockey karma or irony?the wild has coughed up a comfortable cushion in the standings with seven losses in eight games, including five in a row.on feb. 18, the wild held a nine-point lead over the rest of the western conference. the wild now trails the chicago blackhawks by seven points with the san jose sharks closing like a lamborghini.a 16-point free fall in one month






scoggins: coach boudreau's got nothing on chef boudreau


bruce boudreau managed to do the unthinkable. he turned a perpetually low-scoring hockey team into one of the nhl’s highest-scoring lineups.the wild finished the regular season with a franchise-record 266 goals, which helped the team earn a franchise-record 106 points and secure the no. 2 seed in the western conference playoffs.not bad, but that’s child’s play compared with what boudreau’s wife, crystal, accomplished. she taught the world’s worst cook how to bake something that tasted pretty darn incredible.not that i want to brag on myself or anything.the idea was to determine which feat was more impressive: coach boudreau’s impact on the wild or chef boudreau’s ability to prevent me from burning down the kitchen at her workplace, sur la table in woodbury.chef boudreau gets the nod becaus






wild falls back into bad habits during loss to flyers


three or four years ago, clinching a playoff was celebrated in these parts.but four straight playoff berths and a first-year yet veteran coach who has won eight division titles in nine previous seasons, a mere postseason appearance doesn’t call for a parade.that’s why coach bruce boudreau didn’t play to celebrate that a win thursday night against the philadelphia flyers would have secured the earliest resolve of a playoff appearance in wild history.“my expectations are a lot higher,” boudreau said hours before the wild lost 3-1 to the flyers.boudreau’s objective is to play into june. but with the way the wild has played in the month of march, the team will be lucky if it gets to play into may.one game after the wild beat the san jose sharks to snap a five-game losing streak, the wild prove






blues bring energy wild can't match


after only a few shifts of tuesday’s 2-1 victory over the wild, st. louis coach mike yeo knew his team was ready for a peak performance at xcel energy center.“it was rolling, one right after another,’’ yeo said. “you could tell right from the drop of the puck that we were ready to go.’’the view from the other bench wasn’t so rosy. the wild outshot st. louis 33-20, but it wilted in the face of a solid blues defense as it lost for the second time in three games. while goalie jake allen narrowly missed his fourth shutout of the season, wild coach bruce boudreau and his players regretted that they didn’t make it harder for him to earn his victory.the blues scored at 10 minutes, 24 seconds of the first period on a pretty deflection by david perron. vladimir tarasenko made it 2-0 at 11:03 of the






wild falls back into bad habits, and misses chance to clinch playoffs


three or four years ago, clinching a playoff spot was celebrated in these parts.not anymore. mere playoff berths don’t call for a parade, which is why the wild didn’t plan any celebration if it could take care of its own business and win thursday night.“my expectations are a lot higher,” wild coach bruce boudreau said hours before the wild suffered a 3-1 loss to philadelphia flyers in one of its most troubling defeats during a hideous month.the los angeles kings beat the winnipeg jets 5-2, so the earliest the wild can clinch a fifth consecutive playoff spot is saturday. but boudreau’s objective is for the wild to play into june. the way the wild has played in march, it will be lucky to play into may.one game after the wild beat the san jose sharks to halt a five-game losing streak, the wil






wild falls back into bad habits, and misses chance to clinch playoffs


three or four years ago, clinching a playoff spot was celebrated in these parts.not anymore. mere playoff berths don’t call for a parade, which is why the wild didn’t plan any celebration if it could take care of its own business and win thursday night.“my expectations are a lot higher,” wild coach bruce boudreau said hours before the wild suffered a 3-1 loss to philadelphia flyers in one of its most troubling defeats during a hideous month.the los angeles kings beat the winnipeg jets 5-2, so the earliest the wild can clinch a fifth consecutive playoff spot is saturday. but boudreau’s objective is for the wild to play into june. the way the wild has played in march, it will be lucky to play into may.one game after the wild beat the san jose sharks to halt a five-game losing streak, the wil






season-long skid stopped: wild returns to winning ways with victory over sharks


right now, bruce boudreau couldn't care less about the wild's 12-game winning streak in december, nor the six regulation losses the wild had during a torrid three-month, 38-game span.the wild coach knows his team's recent play isn't up to snuff and won't fly come playoff time.that's why boudreau refused to say all was cured after the wild ended a five-game losing streak with a much-needed 3-2 victory over the san jose sharks on tuesday night at xcel energy center."anybody can do anything once. so let's see how we do thursday [against the philadelphia flyers]," boudreau said.desperate for a conquest and raring for some positivity, the wild won for the second time in nine games and for the third time in 11 games this month. two of those victories have come against the pacific division-leadin






bernie sanders attacks mike mulvaney over defunding planned parenthood


vermont senator bernie sanders grilled rep. mick mulvaney (r-s.c.), the white house budget chief nominee, on tuesday over his 2015 crusade to defund planned parenthood and his stance that social security is “a ponzi scheme,.”sanders referenced a july 2015 letter in which the congressman wrote to house republicans “vehemently urging” them to “use every available tool” to defund planned parenthood.“i hear a lot of talk in this body from our republican friends about choice. ‘we want to give people choice,’” sanders said. “two-and-a-half million americans, many low-income women, choose planned parenthood as their choice for health care. why would you deny them that choice?”when mulvaney responded by saying he wanted to move funding from planned parenthood to federally qualified health care cli