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.
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.
Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, Feb. 27.
Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth regulation loss on home ice this season.
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.
Benoit Pouliot scored twice, Ben Scrivens made 33 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Wild’s three-game winning streak.
The Minnesota Wild acquired Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 third-round draft choice.
Hot, then cold, now hot again. That’s how I would describe the Minnesota Wild this season. They started off the season on a run. They won seven out of their first 10 games and shut out Colorado in their first two games of the season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jason Pominville and Zach Parise each scored on assists from Mikko Koivu, and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 victory on Thursday over the Florida Panthers.
Dustin Byfuglien scored on a breakaway at 4:00 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets ended the Minnesota Wild’s six-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Wild got their sixth straight win Monday night, but it came at a price with two players suffering significant injuries. The Wild announced Tuesday that Jason Zucker, the team’s second-leading scorer with 18 goals, is out with a broken collar bone.
The Minnesota Wild have placed left wings Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker on injured reserve. The moves were made Tuesday before the Wild played at Winnipeg.
Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter scored power-play goals, and Devan Dubnyk earned another victory in the net, guiding the Minnesota Wild past the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight win in regulation.
They have won five straight and play another key game Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks. You get the feeling they will all be key games from here on out if they want to make the playoffs. But is the team’s newest addition between the pipes enough to get them into the postseason?
The Minnesota Wild announced Monday that goalie Devan Dubnyk has been named the NHL’s First Star of the Week after a pair of shutout wins last week.
Charlie Coyle scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout in nine starts with Minnesota, leading the Wild to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
There are several reasons the Minnesota Wild has won four straight games after the NHL All-Star break. One is the play of Jason Zucker.
Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was “definitely potential” of a long-term absence for Cooke.
The Minnesota Wild made a clean sweep on this Canadian trip. Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots and the Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Sunday.
Zach Parise scored in the first period and Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a big 1-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.