Bruce Boudreau gets a fair amount of criticism for his lack of playoff success, but there is no denying his ability to improve a hockey team in short order. His first NHL head coaching position was with the Washington Capitals, replacing Glen Hanlon mid season in 2007. Under Boudreau's guidance,
Nino Niederreiter's third-period goal lifted the Wild over the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night.
The unrelenting NHL schedule rarely presents a night at the spa like the Wild should have enjoyed Thursday night. Parity, blood oaths to systemic defense and superb goaltending practically make a coin flip out of each game, at least among playoff contenders. Instead, the downtrodden Arizona Coyotes rolled