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Toews Helps Blackhawks Beat Wild 2-1 In Game 5

Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 27 saves as Chicago bounced back from consecutive losses in Minnesota that handed the momentum to the Wild heading into Game 5.

05/11/2014

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Blackhawks’ Brandon Bollig Suspended 2 Games

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig was suspended for two games Saturday by the NHL for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series. Bollig received a minor penalty for boarding in the second period of Chicago’s 4-2 road loss Friday night.

05/10/2014

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Niederreiter: The Wild’s ‘Difference Maker’

Two hours before Game 7 in Colorado, Nino Niederreiter sat alone in the stands. Just a man, his thoughts and his hockey sticks. It’s a routine he started a few years ago and does before every game; sitting in the seats, taping his sticks and getting focused.

05/10/2014

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MN Wild Keep Focus For Game 5 In Chicago

The Wild left St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday with a very different feeling than when they arrived earlier in the week. “Obviously our guys are feeling pretty good right now,” coach Mike Yeo said.

05/10/2014

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Wild Barrage On Crawford Beats Blackhawks 4-2

Jason Pominville scored for Minnesota in the second period off the back of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford’s skate and the Wild beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night to even the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

05/09/2014

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Wild’s Keith Ballard On Playoffs, Fishing Opener

in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Keith Ballard helped the Minnesota Wild limit the Chicago Blackhawks, which is a big part of the game plan. “I think with their personal … there’s more shots that become dangerous. They don’t always have to be odd-man rushes or back-door plays or stuff like that – they’ve got a lot of skill in their lineup,” Ballard said.

05/09/2014

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Good Question: Minnesota Wild Playoff Edition

On Tuesday night’s Game 3 of the Wild-versus-Blackhawks series, the Wild reported attendance was a record 19,416. So, Ruth and Greg asked: How does the Wild determine game attendance? “We get a report at the end of the night that tells us how many tickets were sold and that’s the number, like every other sports team, we put out,” said Wild spokesman Ryan Stanzel.

05/08/2014

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Wild Brace For Faster Pace From Blackhawks

The Minnesota Wild are bracing for more aggression from the Chicago Blackhawks. Minnesota won a slower Game 3 to cut Chicago’s lead in the series to 2-1. Game 4 is Friday, and the Blackhawks will be fired up to get their attack back on track.

05/08/2014

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Wild Blog: 2 Finns Lead Wild To Game 3 Victory

History has a tendency to repeat itself. For the third playoff series in a row, the Minnesota Wild went into Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center looking for their first win, being down two games to none. And thanks to a pair of Finns, the Wild got that victory on home ice, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0. Chicago now leads the series two games to one with Game 4 on Friday night.

05/07/2014

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Cooke Returns To Bring Even More Toughness To Wild

The Minnesota Wild have done a good job of putting the brakes on Chicago’s high-flying offense through the first three games of the Western Conference semifinals. The Wild trail 2-1 in the series, but they have not allowed the Blackhawks to get more than 22 shots on net in a game yet. Now they get tough guy Matt Cooke back to help keep the defensive pressure going.

05/07/2014

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Wild Jump Back In Series With 4-0 Win Over Hawks

Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored goals less than 3 minutes apart early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild recovered from a sluggish start for a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

05/06/2014

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Wild Aim To Break Playoff Losing Streak Against Chicago

The Minnesota Wild are at a point where they are counting on the home ice carrying them. “That’s the plan. We know in the first round we played pretty well here and we’re excited to play here. But, you know, that doesn’t guarantee much,” said forward Zach Parise.

05/06/2014

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Wild Bring Defenseman Keith Ballard Back To Lineup

The Minnesota Wild have returned defenseman Keith Ballard to the lineup for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal against Chicago. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the change after the pre-game skate Tuesday. Ballard replaced Nate Prosser on the third blue line pair.

05/06/2014

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Wild Gearing Up To Host Blackhawks At Xcel Center

The Minnesota Wild is in familiar territory Tuesday night as it hosts the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Wild trail Chicago 2-0 in the best-of-seven playoff series, but the good news for Wild fans as the team returns home is that they are 3-0 on home ice in the postseason so far.

05/06/2014

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Trailing 2-0, Wild Try To Regroup Like Last Time

The Minnesota Wild came back to the comfort of home, already trailing Chicago by two games in the Western Conference semifinals. They were in this position just two weeks ago, so there’s obvious precedent for a rebound. But over that same time span, the Blackhawks are unbeaten.

05/05/2014

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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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Pavol Demitra’s Career

The agent for former Minnesota Wild forward Pavol Demitra confirmed to the NHL that Demitra was among the people killed in a plane crash in Russia in September 2011. Here is a gallery of photos […]

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