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Niederreiter, Brodziak Score 17 Seconds Apart In Wild Win

Devan Dubnyk found a pretty good way to forget his poor past against St. Louis. Win.

03/15/2015

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Ducks Snap 3-Game Skid With 2-1 Win Over Wild

Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping the Anaheim Ducks end a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

03/13/2015

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Wild Blog: Entering The Toughest Stretch Of The Season

If you have watched the Minnesota Wild over the last month and a half, you know they are the hottest team in the NHL. Minnesota is 17-3-1 since the All-Star break and are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.

03/12/2015

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Vanek Scores Twice As Wild Beat Devils 6-2

Thomas Vanek scored twice, Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the new Jersey Devils 6-2 on Tuesday night.

03/10/2015

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Leopold Daughter Glad To Have Dad Back In Minn. With Wild

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of the Wild’s newest defenseman Jordan Leopold, lead the crowd in the “let’s play hockey,” cheer Sunday night. It was her heartwarming letter that went viral on social media this past week, asking the Wild to trade for her dad so he could come home to Minnesota.

03/08/2015

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Varlamov Stops 29 Shots As Avalanche Beat Wild, 3-2

Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Zach Redmond had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday night. Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado, which won its third straight.

03/08/2015

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Wild Beat Hurricanes 3-1, 5th Straight Win

Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored in a two-minute span of the third period as the Minnesota Wild won their fifth game in a row, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Friday night.

03/06/2015

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Movie Blog: Top 10 Greatest Hockey Movies Ever

Previously, I’ve counted down the best baseball movies, the best football movies, and the best basketball movies of all time. Heck, I’ve even covered the best movies featuring archery. Why did it take me this long to get to the best movies about hockey?

03/06/2015

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Wild Blog: Finding Ways To Win

It is amazing to me how this Wild team just keeps finding ways to win, and the fan in me is loving every minute of it! We just keep climbing up those playoff ranks and just take a moment to let these next stats sink in a little bit.

03/06/2015

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Pominville Lifts Wild Over Capitals 2-1

Jason Pominville scored two third-period goals, Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

03/05/2015

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Coyle Nets Winner In Shootout, Wild Stop Senators 3-2

Charlie Coyle scored the winner in a shootout, Matt Dumba had two goals in regulation and the Minnesota Wild beat Andrew Hammond and the Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop Ottawa’s five-game winning streak.

03/03/2015

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Leopold Joins Wild, Back In Minnesota With Happy Family

Jordan Leopold had thought about returning home, if the opportunity arose to play for the Minnesota Wild. He never could have imagined his daughter becoming famous for her desire to have him back.

03/03/2015

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Wild Blog: Team Adds Size, Depth At Defense

Just when you thought maybe the Wild were done making moves and that this year’s NHL trade deadline would come and go with the Wild keeping their team as is, everything changed.

03/03/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Solidifies Roster At NHL Trade Deadline

Since making a trade for Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota has gone 15-3-2 and played their way back into playoff contention. They currently hold the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.

03/02/2015

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Wild Acquire Former Gopher Jordan Leopold In Trade

Former University of Minnesota star and Twin Cities native Jordan Leopold is coming home to the Minnesota Wild. Just hours before the end of the NHL’s trade deadline, the Wild made a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets to acquire Leopold.

03/02/2015

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Dubnyk Named NHL’s First Star Of The Month

It’s no secret that the turnaround to the Minnesota Wild’s season started with the acquisition of goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Sunday, he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for February and became the first player in team history to earn leagues Player of the Month award.

03/01/2015

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Fontaine, Dubnyk Help Wild To 3-1 Win Over Avalanche

Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

03/01/2015

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Wild Swap Minority Owners

The Minnesota Wild have swapped minority owners, with Chicago financier Matthew Hulsizer replacing New York hedge fund manager Philip Falcone on majority owner Craig Leopold’s board of directors.

02/25/2015

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Wild Acquire Bergenheim From Panthers For 3rd-Round Pick

The Minnesota Wild acquired Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 third-round draft choice.

02/24/2015

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Wild Score Record 6 Times In 3rd Period To Beat Stars 6-2

Zach Parise scored twice and the Minnesota Wild set a team record with six goals in the third period of a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

02/22/2015

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Dubnyk Gets 6th Shutout Of Season As Wild Beat Oilers 4-0

Devan Dubnyk stopped all 15 shots he faced to get his sixth shutout of the season, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

02/20/2015

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Koivu’s OT Goal Lifts Wild Over Flames 3-2

Minnesota defenseman Matt Dumba did a little bit of everything for the Wild, and his coach took notice. Dumba scored his third goal of the season in the first period, made a game-saving defensive play in overtime, and seconds later started the breakout that led to Mikko Koivu’s winning goal as the Wild edged the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Wednesday night.

02/19/2015

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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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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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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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