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Wild’s Granlund On The Playoffs: ‘It’s Just Hockey’

You just get the feeling something special can happen when Mikael Granlund is on the ice. That’s because he has shown just enough of that to keep you watching and anticipating what that could mean in the playoffs.

05/01/2015

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With Speed, Discipline, Wild Have Kept Edge On Blues

The Minnesota Wild were built around speed. Playing smart has been, and will continue to be, an equally important factor in their success in this playoff series against St. Louis.

04/21/2015

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Wild Blog: Playoff Time, Keys To Beat The Blues

Everyone knows the Blues are a good team with a lot of depth and a lot of size. This is going to be a very physical series, but the Wild is a fast team and if they can use that quickness to get out of their zone and on the rush, they’ll be in perfect position.

04/16/2015

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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 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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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 Has 24 Saves As Wild Roll to 3-0 Win Over Blackhawks

Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots in his third shoutout since joining Minnesota in mid-January, leading the Wild to their fourth straight win, 3-0 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

02/03/2015

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Wild’s Granlund Out 4 Weeks After Wrist Surgery

Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund has undergone surgery to repair a broken left wrist, an injury expected to keep him out for a month.

12/29/2014

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Wild Blog: A Win Needed in Winnipeg

If I had to pick one word to describe the Wild’s play lately I’d pick “frustrating.” The Wild have lost their last four games at home. Three of those loses came in overtime.

12/29/2014

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Ladd Scores In OT, Jets Beat Wild 4-3

Andrew Ladd scored a fluky goal in overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 Saturday night.

12/27/2014

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Suter Becomes Wild’s Latest Mumps Victim

Ryan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it’s an all-too familiar issue. “Yeah,” Coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s got the mumps.”

12/04/2014

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Vanek, Power Play Lift Wild Past Stars 4-1

Thomas Vanek scored on a power play, a pair of firsts this season for Minnesota, and the Wild stayed unbeaten at home with a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

11/01/2014

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Koivu Lifts Wild Past Blues, 5-4 In OT

Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams’ preseason finale Saturday night.

10/04/2014

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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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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-7-14

Miss something from today’s show? CLICK THE LINK above to head to Dave Lee’s PODCAST PAGE.

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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Meet The Imposing Presence Of The Wild’s New Wave

His name is difficult to pronounce, but it’s sure been muttered a lot the last couple days. That’s what happens when you score a game winner in Game 7.

05/02/2014

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Wild Blog: Previewing The 2nd Round Vs. The Blackhawks

As you know by now, the Minnesota Wild won their first playoff series in 11 years, defeating the Colorado Avalanche in seven games to move on to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

05/02/2014

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Wild’s Granlund Is A Big Game Gamer

Mikael Granlund is the soft spoken, high-profile number-one pick who’s putting up numbers for the Minnesota Wild. He has thrived this play-off series, and maybe because he loves the play offs.

04/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-28-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the LINK ABOVE to find Dave’s Podcast Page!

04/28/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-25-14

To hear reaction to the Wild’s big win in Game 4 plus other highlights from today’s show, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE

04/25/2014

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Granlund’s OT Goal Another Example Of This Growth

Without Mikael Granlund’s overtime goal, the Minnesota Wild would be in major trouble in this first-round series against Colorado. After a rough rookie year for the young center from Finland, the Wild weren’t sure they could count on Granlund this season for such important production.

04/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from today’s show? Here are a few of the highlights on our podcast page. CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen!

04/22/2014

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Wild Expect To Put Granlund Back In Lineup Vs. Avs

Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs, after a hit to the head kept him out for the last six games of the regular season. Coach Mike Yeo said after practice Tuesday that Granlund “looks good and feels good” after missing the last two weeks. The Wild play at Colorado on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round series.

04/15/2014

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Wild Snaps Kings’ 6-Game Winning Streak

Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart early in the third period, and Zach Parise connected during a power play for the Wild, who snapped the Kings’ six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.

04/01/2014

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