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NHL: New York Islanders 3, Nashville 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Poulin stayed hot in net with 32 saves the New York Islanders broke a four-game skid with a 3-1 win over Nashville.

NHL: Montreal 4, New York Islanders 2

MONTREAL, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists Sunday, helping Montreal end a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)

OTTAWA, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen produced the only shootout goal Friday, one that gave the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over Ottawa.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Josh Bailey finished off a New York comeback with a deflection 1:40 from the final horn Friday, giving the Islanders a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5 (UPI) -- Jason Zucker scored 2:15 into overtime Sunday and the Minnesota Wild edged Chicago 3-2 to get back into their first-round Western Conference series.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Colorado 1

DENVER, April 27 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves Saturday, propelling the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over Colorado and their first playoff berth in five years.

NHL: San Jose 6, Minnesota 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Martin Havlat and Logan Couture both had two goals in a San Jose onslaught Thursday that brought the Sharks a 6-1 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Calgary 3

CALGARY, Alberta, April 16 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Jason Pominville supplied two goals Monday and the Wild snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Columbus 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14 (UPI) -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves through overtime and recorded two more in a shootout Saturday, carrying Columbus to a crucial 3-2 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 7, Dallas 4

DALLAS, March 26 (UPI) -- Kyle Brodziak put Minnesota ahead with a third-period goal Monday and the surging Wild broke a long skid in Dallas with a 7-4 victory over the Stars.

NHL: Minnesota 6, Colorado 4

DENVER, March 16 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi provided two goals and an assist Saturday and Minnesota completed a sweep of Colorado with a 6-4 win over the Avalanche.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Columbus 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A late goal by Pierre-Marc Bouchard proved to be the difference in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 home-ice win over Columbus Tuesday.

NHL: Minnesota 1, Dallas 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Zach Parise scored his first goal for Minnesota and Josh Harding recorded a shutout Sunday in the Wild's 1-0 victory over Dallas.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Colorado 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Dany Heatley scored two power-play goals Saturday and the Wild began their season with a 4-2 victory over Colorado.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Minnesota 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Radim Vrbata scored consecutive goals in the third period Saturday, boosting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-2 decision over Minnesota.
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Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Minnesota Wild's Pierre-Marc Bouchard raises his stick after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on January 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Pierre-Marc Bouchard (born April 27, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played his junior hockey with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in the QMJHL, and is the older brother of AHL player François Bouchard. Bouchard was selected eight overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard appeared in professional play for the first time in the 2002–2003 NHL season in which he posted 7 goals and 13 assists for a total of 20 points in 50 games for the Minnesota Wild, which has been regarded as decent by NHL standards. During the 2004–2005 NHL lockout, Bouchard played for the Wild's minor league team, the Houston Aeros. Within this time period, Bouchard vastly improved his game. This was proved in the 2005–2006 season while he posted 17 goals and 42 assists for a total of 59 points in 80 games.

Bouchard is regarded as a creative playmaker and strong team player who often attempts unorthodox techniques during play. An example of one of these techniques was performed during an overtime shootout attempt in which he converted by utilizing a variation of a spin-o-rama against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. He repeated this move several years later, again against Khabibulin, though he did so during regulation play on a breakaway, rather than during an overtime shootout attempt. Bouchard later credited the move to his younger brother François Bouchard.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pierre-Marc Bouchard."
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