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Vanek, Power Play Lift Wild Past Stars 4-1

Thomas Vanek scored on a power play, a pair of firsts this season for Minnesota, and the Wild stayed unbeaten at home with a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

11/01/2014

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Minnesota Wild Ready To Kick Off ‘Movember’ Campaign

The Minnesota Wild is getting ready to kick off its annual “Movember” campaign starting Nov. 1. It’s a campaign where men both young and old give their beards and mustaches a clean shave to start the month, then let it grow throughout November while raising money and awareness for prostate cancer research.

10/31/2014

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Wild Blog: A Strong October Start

When the NHL schedule came out this past summer the Minnesota Wild knew they had their work cut out for them. Eight of their first nine games were against teams that made the playoffs last season. A strong start could give the Wild an edge in the Central Division while a slow start could derail their playoff hopes before the month was even finished.

10/31/2014

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Wild Beat Sharks 4-3 In Shootout

Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win.

10/30/2014

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Wild Blog: Bouncing Back In Boston

Whew! I’m not sure how the rest of you Wild fans are doing today, but I’m feeling a bit worn out. Monday night felt like a big hit to the gut with that pathetic performance by the Wild in the third period at Madison Square Garden.

10/29/2014

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Wild Rally For 4-3 Win At Boston

Marco Scandella scored with 5:53 remaining as the Minnesota Wild rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night. One night after allowing five goals in the third period and blowing a 3-0 lead in New York against the Rangers, the Wild were at the opposite end of a surprising comeback in Boston.

10/28/2014

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Referee Takes Puck To Face During Wild Game

Referee Dave Lewis has left Minnesota’s game at Boston after he was hit in the face with a puck. Lewis was hit in the first period Tuesday night. The NHL issued a statement at the second intermission saying Lewis was being evaluated by medical personnel and would not return.

10/28/2014

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Rangers Score 5 In 3rd, Rally To Beat Wild 5-4

Anthony Duclair scored his first NHL goal with 3:48 remaining, and Mats Zuccarello put the Rangers ahead 37 seconds later as New York stormed back from a three-goal deficit by scoring five times in the third period to stun the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Monday night.

10/27/2014

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Wild Blog: Home Ice Advantage

For this year’s Wild team, home ice advantage isn’t just a saying you’ll hear on their TV commercials, it’s really happening.
The first two games they played at Xcel Energy Center this year were shutouts, and on Saturday they killed Tampa Bay by a score of 7-2. There’s no question the Wild seem to do better in St. Paul where they’ve got 18,000 screaming fans in their corner.

10/27/2014

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Wild Blog: What Goaltending Issues?

Coming into the 2014-15 season there was plenty of cautious optimism surrounding the Minnesota Wild.

10/25/2014

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Zucker And Wild Storm Lightning In 7-2 Win

Jason Zucker had two goals, and the Minnesota Wild routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on Saturday night.

10/25/2014

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Kuemper Stops 26 Shots In Wild Shutout Of Coyotes

Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. Kuemper has allowed just two goals in four starts, and has all three of Minnesota’s victories this season. Arizona’s Mike Smith entered the game having allowed at least four goals in each of his three starts this season. But he stopped 27 of 29 shots and blanked the Wild for all but a three-minute stretch early in the second period.

10/23/2014

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Wild, Coyle Agree To 5-year, $16M Extension

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle through the 2019-20 season. The deal was announced Wednesday for the 22-year-old Coyle, who is in third season with the Wild.

10/22/2014

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Wild Blog: Time For Some Home Cooking

Alright Wild fans, it’s time to get our boys back to their winning ways. That trip out to the west coast did not pan out like fans or the team would have liked it to, but with the State of Hockey behind them, I’m sure the Wild is ready to get back at it.

10/22/2014

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Quick, LA Kings Edge Wild 2-1 For 4th Straight Win

The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the afternoon trapped in their own end while the Minnesota Wild pelted them with 41 shots. Thanks to Jonathan Quick and two more timely contributions from That 70s Line, the Kings are still perfect on their homestand.

10/19/2014

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2014 In Review: Top National Sports Stories

Check out the top national sports stories from 2014.

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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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USA Vs. Russia: Olympic Hockey

Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net. USA faced off against Russia on Feb. 15, 2014.

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Athletes We Wish Never Left MN

From Randy Moss to David Ortiz, here are the athletes we all wish would have stuck around and had their success in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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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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