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Wild Blog: The Road Wins Keep Coming!

If you haven’t jumped on the Wild bandwagon yet, here’s your open invitation, and now’s the perfect time to hop on board.

04/10/2015

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Zucker’s 2 Goals Lead Wild Over Predators 4-2

Jason Pominville scored with 2:03 remaining in regulation to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

04/09/2015

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Burnsville Man Charged With Selling Fake Wild Tickets

The Minnesota Wild are going to the NHL playoffs, but police say they’re worried some fans are being taken for a ride. Police believe there may be at least 40 cases of fraudulent tickets, and they think 28-year-old Ahmed Dahir of Burnsville is behind the tickets.

04/09/2015

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Simple Switch Producing Big Results For Wild’s Vanek

You can point to Devan Dubnyk as the biggest reason the Wild are in the playoffs. And you’d be right. But give Thomas Vanek a lot of credit, too. Sure, point to the arrival of Dubnyk for Minnesota’s resurgence.

04/09/2015

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Police: Be Cautious Of Counterfeit Wild Playoff Tickets

Police are warning fans to be cautious so their enthusiasm doesn’t turn them into victims as the Minnesota Wild clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday night. Police arrested a Minneapolis man who is accused of purchasing a few Minnesota Wild tickets on Ticketmaster, and turning them into dozens of counterfeit ones.

04/08/2015

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Wild Beat Blackhawks 2-1 To Clinch Playoff Spot

Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves, and the Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

04/07/2015

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Wild Get F Zucker Back For Game Against Blackhawks

The Minnesota Wild got a big lift Tuesday night when forward Jason Zucker returned from a broken collarbone.

04/07/2015

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Wild Blog: Win And You’re In

Win and you’re in. Sounds easy enough right? But when it comes to the Minnesota Wild it seems nothing is easy. The Wild had a chance to clinch a playoff spot Monday night in front of a sell-out crowd at the Xcel Energy Center, but the team couldn’t score and ended up getting shut out 2-0 by the Winnipeg Jets.

04/07/2015

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With 2-0 Win By Rival Jets, Wild Can’t Clinch

Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford scored, Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves and the Winnipeg Jets gave their playoff push a big boost with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday, preventing the Wild from clinching a wild-card spot.

04/06/2015

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Wild Can Clinch Playoff Spot With Monday Win

Mikko Koivu will be back in the Wild lineup Monday night after missing Saturday’s game with a scratched eye.

04/06/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Week Ahead For Minnesota

We are entering the final week of the regular season in the NHL and the Minnesota Wild is looking to lock up another post-season berth. Right now Minnesota currently holds the first wild card spot in the Western Conference with 96 points. With four games left to play in the season, any combination of picking up two points (wins or overtime/shootout losses) should be enough to clinch a playoff berth.

04/06/2015

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Red Wings Beat Wild 3-2 In 8th Round Of Shootout

Darren Helm scored in the eighth round of a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Helm came down the slot, cut to his forehand and let go with a low wrist shot. Officials on the ice ruled that Devan Dubnyk stopped the puck in time; however, video review showed the stop came after the puck crossed the goal line.

04/04/2015

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Wild’s Koivu Out With Eye Injury

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was a late scratch from Saturday night’s game with the Detroit Red Wings because of an eye injury. He is listed day to day.

04/04/2015

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Wild Wary Of Letting Up With Playoff Spot Not Quite Secure

The Minnesota Wild have put themselves on solid footing for the playoffs. They’re not in yet, though. The determination and desperation they’ve played with the last few months must be maintained to clinch a wild-card spot and have momentum for the postseason.

04/03/2015

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Miller’s Goal Gives Rangers 3-2 Win Vs. Wild, Division Title

J.T. Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, less than a minute after Minnesota tied the game, to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday night that clinched the Metropolitan Division title.

04/02/2015

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Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium Funding

Minnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That’s after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding — the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.

04/01/2015

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Wild Back-Up Goalies Aim To Stay Sharp Without Playing Time

They have experience and track records, and they probably won’t play a significant minute the rest of the season or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s because the two Minnesota Wild goal tenders are behind Devan Dubnyk, and as Mike Max explains, all they can do is prepare and wait.

03/31/2015

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Wild Hosting ‘Hockey Helping Kids’ Thursday At Xcel Energy Center

This Thursday at Xcel Energy Center, the NHLers won’t be the only ones waiting for the face-off. Hockey Helping Kids was started five years ago as a way for two companies, CommVault and Microsoft, to give back to the local community.

03/31/2015

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Wild Get 4 Days Off, Say ‘Rest Is A Weapon’

Yes, it’s weird that in the stretch run of the season, as teams battle for playoff spots and positioning, the Wild get a four-day break. They won’t play again until Thursday.

03/30/2015

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On-Ice Success Leads To Big Business For Minnesota Wild

As the season winds down for the Minnesota Wild, a postseason run seems more and more likely. With six games left in the regular season, the team has a firm grip on the wildcard spot and that means fans are taking steps to lock in seats to see the playoff action.

03/30/2015

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Wild Sign College Free Agents Hoffman, Palmquist

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist. The Wild announced Monday the deals with the 24-year-olds.

03/30/2015

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Dubnyk Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

After leading the Minnesota Wild to four wins with stellar play in net, Devan Dubnyk was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week on Monday for the week of March 23-29.

03/30/2015

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Dubnyk Stops 31 Shots As Wild Beat Kings 4-1

Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals, and Devan Dubnyk had 31 saves in his 34th straight start with Minnesota to lead the Wild past the L.A. Kings 4-1 on Saturday night.

03/28/2015

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Vanek, Koivu, Parise Score In Third, Wild Beat Flames 4-2

Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night.

03/27/2015

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Wild Blog: Back-To-Back Home Games Could Impact Playoff Race In The West

The Minnesota Wild return to Xcel Energy Center this weekend to kick off their final home stand of the season. While the next five games should give us an idea of where Minnesota will fit in the playoff picture, it’s the first two home games for the Wild that could have the biggest impact in the Western Conference playoff race.

03/27/2015

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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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