Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Seven

Wild Blog: Back On The Bandwagon?

Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:

01/16/2015

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Wild Snap 6-Game Skid In Dubnyk’s Debut: Beat Sabres 7-0

Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots in his Minnesota debut, Jason Pominville had three assists against his former team, and the Wild snapped a six-game skid with a 7-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The Sabres extended their losing streak to nine — all decided in regulation. No NHL has done that since the Edmonton Oilers lost nine straight in regulation from Feb. 25 to March 15, 2007, according to STATS.

01/15/2015

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Wild D Suter Suspended 2 Games For Elbowing Penguins’ Downie

The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie. Suter struck Downie on Tuesday night at 4:22 of the second period. The NHL handed down the punishment on Wednesday.

01/14/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Acquire Goaltender, Still A Lot Of Work To Do

On Jan. 2, the Minnesota Wild defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 3-1. The hope at the time was that winning the first game in 2015 would be a springboard to another playoff berth much like last year, when Minnesota defeated Buffalo in their first game of 2014. Instead, the Wild have lost six-straight games and find themselves eight points out from the final playoff spot.

01/14/2015

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Wild Blog: Calling Out An SOS

After watching Tuesday’s massacre in Pittsburgh, I actually have a lot of sympathy for the entire Minnesota Wild team. You can see they’re defeated, they hold their heads down and they’re beat well before they even step on the ice.

01/14/2015

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Wild Acquire Goalie Dubnyk From Coyotes For 3rd-Round Pick

The Minnesota Wild acquired goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick.

01/14/2015

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Good Question: How Did Minnesota Become The State Of Hockey?

Hockey Day Minnesota is this Saturday. High school, college and pro teams will play outside throughout the day on a specially-made rink. It’s a celebration of the state’s official sport that an estimated 100,000 Minnesotans play.

01/13/2015

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Penguins Pound Floundering Wild 7-2 To 6th Straight Loss

David Perron scored twice and added an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins by the reeling Minnesota Wild 7-2 on Tuesday night. Paul Martin, Kris Letang and Chris Kunitz each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins. Marcel Goc and Brandon Sutter also scored for Pittsburgh.

01/13/2015

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Reflecting On Minnesota’s Miserable Sports Weekend

Let’s recap your weekend, shall we?

The Timberwolves lost their 14th and 15th in a row Friday and Saturday night.

The Wild were outscored a combined 7-2 in losses to Nashville and Chicago, and have now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 13.

Gopher men’s basketball blew a 9-point lead with less than 8 to play at Michigan and lost their fourth in a row.

Men’s hockey was swept in Michigan, too, and has now lost three of four.

01/12/2015

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Wild’s 11th Defeat In 13 Games Leaves Team At Loss

The most fitting summary of the Minnesota Wild at the midpoint of their schedule came from defenseman Ryan Suter minutes after their latest flat performance.

01/12/2015

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Blackhawks Cruise Past Wild, 4-1

The weary Wild dropped their fifth consecutive game, including a 3-1 home loss to Nashville on Saturday night. Matt Cooke scored his third goal in the third period, and Niklas Backstrom had 31 saves in his third consecutive start.

01/11/2015

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Wild’s Suter Named To All-Star Game

Defenseman Ryan Suter has been selected to represent the Minnesota Wild at the NHL All-Star Weekend Jan. 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio. It is the second All-Star appearance for Suter. Suter has one goal and 21 assists in 38 games this season for the Wild, the fourth-most points by a Minnesota player.

01/10/2015

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Predators Top Wild 3-1

Calle Jarnkrok scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Saturday. Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson also scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1-2 in its past 12 games and has a league-best 60 points. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves.

01/10/2015

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Grieving Parise Rejoins Wild For Practice

Zach Parise has returned to the Minnesota Wild, still saddened by the death of his father but eager for a respite on the ice. Parise practiced with the team Friday and said he plans to play Saturday against the Nashville Predators.

01/09/2015

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Minnesota Wild Pay Tribute To J.P. Parise

The Minnesota Wild celebrated the life of J.P. Parise before Thursday’s game.

01/08/2015

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Bickell Scores 2 Goals, Blackhawks Hold Off Wild 4-2

Bryan Bickell scored twice in the third period, Corey Crawford made a season-high 42 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the heavy-hearted Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.

01/08/2015

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Wild Give Grieving Parise Non-Roster Status

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been designated as a non-roster player to give him time to grieve after his father’s death. J.P. Parise died Wednesday of lung cancer.

01/08/2015

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J.P. Parise Dies At 73 After Battle With Cancer

J.P. Parise, the former North Stars playmaker and father of Wild star Zach Parise, died Wednesday following a struggle with lung cancer. He was 73.

01/08/2015

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The ‘X’ Delays Launch Of Beer Vending Machine

As the Minnesota Wild hopefully snap their two-game losing streak Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks, some fans may enjoy a new way to order some suds. Xcel Energy Center is launching a first-of-its-kind beer vending machine, placing a Budweiser “smart” beer vending machine on the main concourse near section 113.

01/08/2015

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Vlasic’s OT Goal Gives Sharks 4-3 Win Over Wild

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his second winning goal in two nights 3:09 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks completed a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

01/06/2015

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Parise Out For Wild Against San Jose

In desperate need of a victory, the Minnesota Wild will be without one of is best players Tuesday night as it hosts the San Jose Sharks at Xcel Energy Center. Zach Parise will not play Tuesday night as his father, J.P. Parise, continues to battle lung cancer.

01/06/2015

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Wild Blog: Getting Out Of The Shark Tank Intact

Okay I’m finally ready to admit it: The Wild need some help.

01/06/2015

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Fiddler Scores 2, Stars Rout Wild 7-1

Vernon Fiddler scored two goals and the Dallas Stars scored six or more goals in consecutive games for the first time since 1997, beating the Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Saturday night.

01/03/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Start Off New Year With A Victory

The month of December was not kind to the Minnesota Wild. During the month the Wild went 4-5-3 and found themselves ranked 11 out of 14 teams in the Western Conference, and seven points out of a playoff spot.

01/03/2015

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Wild Too Much For Maple Leafs, 3-1

If the Minnesota Wild are going to bounce back from another December swoon, they’ll need Darcy Kuemper to return to his early season form. Kyle Brodziak, Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu scored, Kuemper made 34 saves, and the Minnesota Wild beat the short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday.

01/02/2015

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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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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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