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Penguins 4th line is showing promise

triblive.com - Nov 26, 2015

Evgeni Malkin scored one of the top highlight-reel goals of the year Wednesday night by finishing a two-on-one with Phil Kessel in overtime to give ...

Matt Cullen "It seems like we're on the same page, kind of complementary styles of hockey, Eric and I have some pretty good chemistry."
Matt Cullen "It's a good confidence boost for us, When we play the right way and play a hard, solid 60 minutes, those are the results we can get against top teams. We want to be there at the end of the year, and if we're going to be successful down the stretch this season, we're going to need to beat teams like that. It was a good step for us."

Froese follows his heart

winnipegsun.com - Nov 4, 2015

TORONTO — Byron Froese wasn't ready to throw in the towel, but he was considering a drastic change of scenery.

Predators' Cullen, Stalberg to injured reserve

espn.go.com - Oct 7, 2014

The Nashville Predators have placed forwards Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg on injured reserve to start the regular season, while forward Mike Fisher has been designated a non-roster player after rupturing his right Achilles tendon during the offseason.

Nystrom's four goals don't lessen defeat

tennessean.com - Jan 24, 2014

Eric Nystrom couldn't take much solace in his first career NHL hat trick and four-goal game. His Nashville Predators had just lost 5-4 in a shootout, and all he could worry about were team goals, not personal scores.

Nashville Predators 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 0

predators.nhl.com - Nov 27, 2013

COLUMBUS -- Marek Mazanec made 19 saves for his second career shutout, and Matt Cullen and Nick Spaling each had a goal and an assist when the Nashville Predators defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Wednesday. Mazanec had not allowed more...

Smith (two goals), Cullen (four points) lead Preds past Leafs

cbssports.com - Nov 21, 2013

Craig Smith netted two goals, and rookie defenseman Seth Jones and Matt Cullen also scored to give the Nashville Predators a 4-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Minnesota Wild: Charlie Coyle could return Friday

twincities.com - Oct 27, 2013

The hardest part of recovering from a sprained knee, Charlie Coyle said, was being away from the team.

Kings' Matt Frattin pays for his mistakes

latimes.com - Oct 18, 2013

Kings right wing's lapses result in reduced playing time against Nashville, but he doesn't feel stuck in doghouse. Matt Frattin is now intimately familiar with the repercussions of a couple of miscues while playing for Kings Coach Darryl Sutter .

Minnesota Wild: Predators' Matt Cullen faces former team

twincities.com - Oct 8, 2013

After spending the past three seasons playing for the Wild, Matt Cullen faced off against his former team for the first time Tuesday night.

barry trotz "Matty's given us an element of skill and professionalism that we wanted, He's got a lot of experience and a different way of thinking in terms of distributing the puck, and he can play multiple positions, so he gives us a lot of flexibility, gives us another good penalty killer and another good option on the power play. He's come in and fit in really well."

Preds 1, Lightning 5

predators.nhl.com - Sep 20, 2013

Nashville Goal Scorer: Cullen (SHG, 00:46 of the third period) Assists: None Tampa Bay, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning struck early and kept their foot on the pedal, scoring four goals on their first 17 shots of the game. Nashville’s defen...

Minnesota Wild: Matt Cullen, sorry to leave, headed to Nashville

twincities.com - Jul 6, 2013

The Wild did not re-sign Matt Cullen, but they'll still see plenty of the center from Moorhead, Minn.

chuck fletcher "He played very well for us last year, There were times when he was arguably our best forward. Certainly, we're going to miss his production and performance on the ice. ... He's just a terrific person and somebody we all have respect for. So it's just not easy, but that's the nature of pro sports."
chuck fletcher "I had a good conversation with Pierre-Marc this morning, and he was excited, It's a good situation for him, and he's healthy. And I have no doubt that he'll be a good hockey player. He was a really good hockey player for us."

Nashville Predators Sign Matt Cullen To A Two-Year Contract

predators.nhl.com - Jul 5, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Matt Cullen to a two-year, $7 million contract. He will be paid $3 million in 2013-14 and $4 million...

Minnesota Wild sign former Gopher Keith Ballard, won't re-sign Matt Cullen

twincities.com - Jul 4, 2013

The rest of the summer is shaping up to be awfully quiet around the Xcel Energy Center.

5 Ideal Free-Agent Signings for Minnesota Wild

bleacherreport.com - Jun 13, 2013

The Minnesota Wild have $57.9 million committed to 18 players, and with the salary cap lowering to $64.3 million next season, it means that they will only have roughly $8 million to spend in free agency. The first priority should be re-signing key veterans like goaltender Niklas Backstrom and center Matt Cullen, but there are also a couple fish in the sea that Minnesota should reel in. Goaltending

Antti Raanta's decision is made; Matt Cullen talks about his future

startribune.com - May 31, 2013

Antti Raanta, the highly-touted goalie from Finland has tweeted that he's made a decision on his NHL future. But he hasn't revealed it.

Matt Cullen "It was about as disappointed as I think I’ve ever been. I really felt we missed an opportunity this year probably more than maybe any other time in my career. Maybe it’s because of where I’m at in my career and being from Minnesota and not knowing if this was my last season in Minnesota. It was really a tough one to handle."
Matt Cullen "I feel good about where my game and body is at, I know I’m getting older and later in my career, but I feel better than I’ve ever felt on the ice. It helps keep you feeling young and excited get work this summer."
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A Cullen story: How Matt met (and wooed) Bridget

startribune.com - Apr 11, 2012

Matt and Bridget Cullen started hanging out in chemistry class at Moorhead High School. But she figured out she'd 'always love him' in a very odd place.

Matt Cullen "'Where would you be without Matt?"
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Minnesota Wild's Matt Cullen out for season with broken finger

twincities.com - Mar 27, 2012

Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen, who broke his right index finger while blocking a shot in the third period of the team's loss to Buffalo on Saturday, March 24, will have surgery on Tuesday and miss the final seven games of the team's season.

Matt Cullen's season may have ended in Wild's loss at Buffalo

startribune.com - Mar 25, 2012

Matt Cullen was the latest injury as the Wild got back to its losing ways in Buffalo

mike yeo "I’m so sick of talking about injuries, it’s ridiculous, We still have to play hockey games. It stinks to lose Matt Cullen, it stinks we have guys out of the lineup. But we have a job to do. Let’s do it."

Minnesota Wild: Matt Cullen hurt in loss to Buffalo

twincities.com - Mar 25, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Wild's season, at this point, is mostly about how well they can sustain themselves in the face of continually mounting injuries and opponents who are growing hungrier by the day. Another loss would officially eliminate them from the Western Conference playoff race, so the best they can do is to control a few games and finish the season feeling like they've made progress.

mike yeo "I heard that it might be broken, and obviously, if it is, it's going to be pretty tough for him to play, We'll see what they say about the X-rays, but obviously not very good news."

Equipment chief reaches his own milestone

startribune.com - Mar 22, 2012

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Matt Cullen "It's not as hard as it looks back there."
Matt Cullen "Don't get beat. What are you going to do? You know how to play hockey. Just figure it out a little bit. Fortunately I wasn't put in too many tough spots."
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Ending drought is relief, but Cullen wants more

startribune.com - Feb 20, 2012

There are times lately you watch Matt Cullen, and he looks like a man who has the weight of the "State of Hockey" on his shoulders.

Matt Cullen "It's been a really tough stretch, You want to win really bad, and you know you're supposed to provide some offense. It definitely wears on you."
Matt Cullen "It's nice to get one, It's important to keep going and continue to try to do more."
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Brad Ratgen: Wild Are Still Alive and Kicking. What to Expect from Wild at Deadline.

hockeybuzz.com - Feb 20, 2012

After a heart-breaking shootout loss at home to the Winnipeg Jets and a lifeless shutout loss to the Blues in St. Louis, the Minnesota Wild showed to a national audience why they should not be counted out yet as Niklas Backstrom backstopped the Wild to a 2-0 win in the marquee match-up during Hockey Day in America. Much to the delight of the Minnesota fans, two of their home grown NHL-ers scor..

Minnesotan Chad Rau delivers spark that ends Wild's seven-game losing streak

twincities.com - Feb 19, 2012

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Matt Cullen "That's what he does, I guess, He comes in and scores goals."
mike yeo "He's coming up, and he wants to make a difference,"

Backstrom stops 48 shots and Wild blank Bruins 2-0

seattletimes.nwsource.com - Feb 19, 2012

Matt Cullen and Chad Rau each scored a goal and Niklas Backstrom made a career-high 48 saves for his fourth shutout of the season to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Matt Cullen Is Passing on the Lessons Learned

bleacherreport.com - Jan 13, 2012

For a player whose goal was to simply make it to the NHL, Matt Cullen, who recently skated in his 1,000th big-league game, has gone far beyond what he ever could have imagined. Some 17 years ago when he was still playing high school hockey in his home state of Minnesota, Cullen, then in his final year at Moorhead High, was hopeful he’d catch the eye of an NHL team. One year later, when h

Matt Cullen "It’s really quite unbelievable how it’s turned out, The dream was to get to the NHL, make the team and go from there. You really don’t what to expect when you start out. You want to make it and then you want to stick."
Matt Cullen "When we get back to Minnesota after our road trip, the team has set up a little ceremony on January 21, I guess they didn’t want to jinx me on the actual night I got to 1,000 games. I’m really looking forward to it."

RINK REMINISCENCE

startribune.com - Jan 9, 2012

Wild forward Matt Cullen plays his 1,000th game tonight, growing from a raw rookie into a Stanley Cup winner.

Matt Cullen "It happens fast,"
Matt Cullen "I cannot get over how fast it's gone, Unbelievable. It just makes you realize you have to enjoy it."
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Chart: Matt Cullen's top five NHL memories

startribune.com - Jan 9, 2012

Wild's Cullen doesn't have to dream about playing in 1000th game

twincities.com - Jan 9, 2012

When Matt Cullen played squirt hockey in Virginia, Minn., he dreamed of playing for the Virginia High School Blue Devils and then the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

Matt Cullen "My first game was in Maple Leaf Gardens, actually, What stands out is I lost the first faceoff to Mats Sundin. Right back to the point and they shot it, the goalie saved it and then they changed. So I was off."
mike yeo "What stood out, is a couple years later, we wanted to get him in Pittsburgh. As coaches, we targeted him. He ended up coming here, but we pushed pretty hard because we felt he'd be a guy that could help us."
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