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Semyon Varlamov emptied the net with 2:39 left, and a penalty on Minnesota 25 seconds later gave Colorado a two-man advantage. This time, with a record roaring crowd on their side, the Wild held firm and sent the Avalanche back home with a long to-do list.
The Minnesota Wild were reeling as last year ended. Star Zach Parise was on injured reserve. Coach Mike Yeo’s job was in jeopardy.
Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves, Jared Spurgeon had two assists in his return from injury and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on one-year, two-way contracts with free agent defensemen Jonathon Blum and Jon Landry. The team announced the deals on Friday, but the contracts pay less if the player is in the minors.
The Minnesota Wild have used their limited space under the salary cap to sign defenseman Keith Ballard and re-sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon. The contracts were completed Friday.
The Wild have made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: defensemen Jared Spurgeon, Tyler Cuma and Kyle Medvec, and right wings Justin Fontaine and Carson McMillan.
To win Game 2, the Minnesota Wild are going to need to get more of what they got from Jared Spurgeon in Game 1.
The Minnesota Wild are grabbing attention for the right reasons — six straight wins will do that, as Phoenix arrives at the Xcel Energy Center for Wednesday night’s game.
The Minnesota Wild have recalled rookie forward Charlie Coyle from the Houston Aeros of the AHL and placed defenseman Jared Spurgeon on injured reserve.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored the only goal in the shootout, and St. Louis’ Jaroslav Halak made three saves in the tiebreaker as the Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a power-play goal and an assist, and Teemu Selanne totaled three assists to help the Anaheim Ducks hold on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday and snap a three-game winless streak.