Phoenix Coyotes defeat Minnesota Wild, 3-2

 When Danny Irmen left the University of Minnesota on April 5, 2006, forgoing his senior year, he never envisioned it would take this long to get to the NHL. “I think every young kid comes out and expects to be an NHLer,” Irmen said.

“And once you get here [you] realize it’s not as easy as you think it is. Grinding it out in the minors really gives you a lot of character. I think those 3½ years have been really important for my hockey career.”

After four Wild trainin...

The deflating sigh inside Xcel Energy Center late Wednesday night had enough timbre to crack the nearby Capitol building windows.

After battling all third period for the tying goal, the Wild finally achieved the feat -- a very, very short-lived feat.

Only 19 seconds later, before the celebratory fans even had a chance to get settled in their seats again, the Wild served up the go-ahead goal near the end of what coach Todd Richards called the "poorest performance of t...