Nick Bonino

Nick Bonino

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/195 lbs
Born: Hartford, Connecticut
Draft: 2007 6th round (173rd pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • The Canadian Press

    Minnesota hosts Vegas following shutout win

    Vegas Golden Knights (16-5-1, first in the West Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (14-8-1, third in the West Division) St. Paul, Minnesota; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit Minnesota after the Wild shut out Vegas 2-0. Kaapo Kahkonen earned the victory in the net for Minnesota after recording 26 saves. The Wild are 14-8-1 against the rest of their division. Minnesota has converted on 6.8% of power-play opportunities, scoring five power-play goals. The Golden Knights are 16-5-1 against West Division opponents. Vegas is 10th in the Nhl averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Max Pacioretty with 12. The teams meet for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Fiala leads the Wild with eight goals, adding three assists and totalling 11 points. Mats Zuccarello has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota. Pacioretty leads the Golden Knights with 12 goals and has 21 points. Alex Tuch has eight goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Vegas. LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .922 save percentage. Golden Knights: 7-3-0, averaging three goals, 4.8 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .940 save percentage. INJURIES: Wild: Ryan Hartman: day to day (lower body). Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: out (upper body), Alex Pietrangelo: day to day (undisclosed), Mark Stone: day to day (undisclosed). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Kahkonen gets 1st shutout as Wild beat Golden Knights 2-0
    The Canadian Press

    Kahkonen gets 1st shutout as Wild beat Golden Knights 2-0

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves to notch his first career shutout for the Minnesota Wild in a 2-0 victory over Vegas on Monday night to stop the NHL-leading Golden Knights' six-game winning streak. Kahkonen won his seventh consecutive start, extending his franchise rookie goalie record and improving to 10-4 in his debut season. The 24-year-old native of Finland has allowed only 10 goals over his seven-game streak. Kevin Fiala scored his team-lead-tying eighth goal of the season in the first period, the only blemish against Golden Knights star Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 19 shots for the team with the best points percentage in the league nearly halfway through this pandemic-shortened schedule. Jonas Brodin was awarded a goal for the Wild after being slashed from behind with 6 seconds left as he approached the empty net. Vegas, which had 19 goals over its previous four games, had not scored fewer than two in almost a month. The Wild caught a break when the Golden Knights scratched two of their best players because of unspecified injuries, captain and right wing Mark Stone and defenceman Alex Pietrangelo. Stone entered the evening seventh in the NHL with 21 assists, one of the key cogs in a deep collection of forward lines on a team that ranked fifth in goals per game as the week began. Fleury, who posted his fourth shutout of the season on Saturday at San Jose, did all he could to keep the Golden Knights close as they hit the halfway point of a six-game, nine-day road trip. Coach Pete DeBoer predicted in the morning this would be the most difficult of these contests considering the Wild were outscored 10-5 over two losses — one in overtime — in Las Vegas last week. The Golden Knights started rather slowly and a bit sloppily, and a giveaway in their attacking zone set the Wild up for an early lead. Victor Rask snagged the puck, pivoted and passed it to send Fiala the other way on a two-on-one rush with Zach Parise. Fiala used Parise as a decoy and swooped in to snap a wrist shot over Fleury's shoulder midway through the first period. POWER OUTAGE The Wild went 0 for 2 on the power play and fell to a league-worst 6.8% conversion rate (5 for 74). The Golden Knights are second in the league in penalty killing at 88.1% (52 out of 59). HOUSE OF STONE Stone won NHL's first star award for his performance last week, with two goals and eight assists in four games. That included a career-high five assists against Minnesota on March 1. Stone entered the game tied for fourth in the league with a plus-14 rating. UP NEXT After the rematch here on Wednesday, the Golden Knights travel to St. Louis to play the Blues on Friday and Saturday. The Wild stay home for three straight games against the Arizona Coyotes, on Friday, Sunday and March 16. ___ More AP NHL coverage: and Dave Campbell, The Associated Press

  • Fantasy Hockey: Players you need to add to improve in every category
    Yahoo Sports Canada

    Fantasy Hockey: Players you need to add to improve in every category

    Rickard Rakell is relevant again, Marcus Foligno is crushing the competition, and other players to target this week in fantasy hockey.