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Biega Scores Winner In NHL Debut, Canucks Hold Off Wild 3-2

Alex Biega never doubted he had the ability to play in the NHL. All he needed was a chance — one he certainly took advantage of Monday night. The 26-year-old defenseman scored the winning goal in his first career game, and the Vancouver Canucks held on during a chaotic final 30 seconds for a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

02/17/2015

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Vanek Scores 2 Goals, Minnesota Wild Beat Carolina 6-3

Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league’s fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it.

02/14/2015

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Confident Wild Have Climbed Back Into Playoff Contention

Just one month ago, the Wild were a mess after losing 12 out of 14 games to fall to third-worst in the Western Conference. Buoyed by the acquisition of goalie Devan Dubnyk, the Wild have zoomed back into playoff contention with a 9-1-2 record over their last 12 games.

02/13/2015

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Dubnyk, Surging Wild Beat Panthers 2-1

Jason Pominville and Zach Parise each scored on assists from Mikko Koivu, and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 victory on Thursday over the Florida Panthers.

02/12/2015

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Coyle Looking To Be A Consistent, Physical Force For The Wild

The Wild had their very physical players leading the way in Monday night’s victory over the Canucks.

02/10/2015

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Wild’s Zucker Out 3 Months With Broken Collar Bone

The Minnesota Wild got their sixth straight win Monday night, but it came at a price with two players suffering significant injuries. The Wild announced Tuesday that Jason Zucker, the team’s second-leading scorer with 18 goals, is out with a broken collar bone.

02/10/2015

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Wild Place Left Wings Carter, Zucker On Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Wild have placed left wings Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker on injured reserve. The moves were made Tuesday before the Wild played at Winnipeg.

02/10/2015

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Dubnyk, Wild Top Canucks 5-3

Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter scored power-play goals, and Devan Dubnyk earned another victory in the net, guiding the Minnesota Wild past the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight win in regulation.

02/09/2015

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Wild Hits Key Stretch With Key Player In Net

They have won five straight and play another key game Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks. You get the feeling they will all be key games from here on out if they want to make the playoffs. But is the team’s newest addition between the pipes enough to get them into the postseason?

02/09/2015

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Wild G Dubnyk Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

The Minnesota Wild announced Monday that goalie Devan Dubnyk has been named the NHL’s First Star of the Week after a pair of shutout wins last week.

02/09/2015

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Dubnyk Gets Another Shutout As Wild Beat Avalanche 1-0

Charlie Coyle scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout in nine starts with Minnesota, leading the Wild to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

02/07/2015

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Zucker Emerging As Wild Inch Closer To Playoff Spot

There are several reasons the Minnesota Wild has won four straight games after the NHL All-Star break. One is the play of Jason Zucker.

02/05/2015

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Dubnyk Has 24 Saves As Wild Roll to 3-0 Win Over Blackhawks

Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots in his third shoutout since joining Minnesota in mid-January, leading the Wild to their fourth straight win, 3-0 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

02/03/2015

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Wild’s Cooke Still Sidelined With Lower-Body Injury

Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was “definitely potential” of a long-term absence for Cooke.

02/03/2015

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Wild Climb Back In Contention Behind Dubnyk’s Dominance

Shot after shot, Devan Dubnyk has been effectively defending the Minnesota net since arriving in a trade less than three weeks ago.

02/02/2015

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Dubnyk Stops 35 Shots, Wild Beat Canucks 4-2

The Minnesota Wild made a clean sweep on this Canadian trip. Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots and the Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Sunday.

02/01/2015

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Wild Send Kuemper On AHL Conditioning Assignment

The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Darcy Kuemper to their AHL affiliate for a conditioning assignment. The move was made Monday. Kuemper can stay with the Iowa Wild up to two weeks.

01/26/2015

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TCF Bank Stadium To Host Outdoor NHL Game

At long last, Minnesota will finally get the chance to host an outdoor NHL game next season. The Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks in one of the NHL’s two “Stadium Series” games. The match-up is set for Feb. 21, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. “A real thrill,” Wild CEO Matt Majka said. “And happiness. And a little relief maybe, too, because we’ve been waiting a long time.”

01/24/2015

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Red Wings Earn Rare Shootout Win, 5-4 Over Minnesota Wild

Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period.

01/20/2015

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Man Taunting Packers Fans At Wild Game Goes Viral

St. Paul native Ryan Rhody isn’t bashful about his love for the Vikings and hate for the Packers. Little did he know getting caught on TV with a sign making fun of Packers fans would get national attention.

01/20/2015

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Wisniewski, Blue Jackets Beat Wild 3-1

James Wisniewski scored the go-ahead goal, had two assists and made a critical defensive play in the crease late in the third period to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Monday.

01/19/2015

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Wild Going For 3rd Straight Win Against Columbus

The Minnesota Wild hasn’t won three straight games since mid-November, but Monday night against Columbus, they have the chance to do just that.

01/19/2015

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Blue Jackets Assign Center Sean Collins To AHL Falcons

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Sean Collins to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons a day before they return to action against the Minnesota Wild.

01/18/2015

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Wild Blog: Dubnyk Solid In Home Debut

Last Wednesday the Minnesota Wild addressed their goaltending situation by trading a third-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk made his Wild debut the following night, shutting out the Buffalo Sabres 7-0.

01/18/2015

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Dubnyk Stops 25 Shots As Wild Beat Coyotes 3-1

Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots against his former team, and Jason Zucker and Zach Parise both scored their 16th goal of the season to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night. Charlie Coyle also scored for the Wild (20-19-5), who won their second straight after dropping seven of eight.

01/17/2015

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Canada Vs. USA: Olympic Men’s Hockey

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

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Minnesota Wild Score In OT, Win Game 3

Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.

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Sold-Out Crowd Welcomes Wild

Any questions of whether Minnesota Wild fans would return after the NHL lockout have been crushed.

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NHL Season Starts: Wild Vs. Islanders

The New York Islanders hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday despite a lackluster final two periods.

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