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Good Questions: Hat Trick Hats, Growlers, Ear Wax

The last time the Minnesota Wild scored a hat trick at the Xcel Energy Center was November 2014. Nino Niederreiter scored three goals against Buffalo. So, Lindsey from Maplewood asks: What happens to the hats people throw on the ice after a hat trick?

04/24/2015

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Before Game 5, Wild Aim To Forget Game 4

There is not much left to be said after the 6-1 shellacking that the St. Louis Blues dished out to the Minnesota Wild in Game Four of the NHL Playoffs, except this: The team that forgets quickly can bounce back quickly. “We know we didn’t play well, they played really well,” Wild forward Ryan Suter said.

04/24/2015

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Mayor Chris Coleman Unapologetic For His Negative Wild Tweet

The Minnesota Wild will try to put Wednesday night behind them, as they face the Blues in St. Louis Friday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Wild fans, St. Paul’s mayor included, are also trying to move on.

04/24/2015

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4 Things To Know: 25 Years Of Hubble, Women Binge Drinking Rates & More

From the Hubble Space Telescope celebrating a big milestone to mixes for Girl Scout cookies, here are the four stories you need to know for Friday, April 24.

04/24/2015

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Wild Looks To Bounce Back From Game 4 Debacle Friday

You never want to overreact to a win or a loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but what happened Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center will certainly test the mental makeup of this Wild team.

04/23/2015

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4 Things To Know: Terror Suspects Due In Court, Wild’s Loss & More

From terror suspects due in court to Minnesota Wild’s epic loss, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, April 23.

04/23/2015

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Tarasenko, Blues Dismantle Wild 6-1 To Even Series

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and the revived St. Louis Blues sent Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk to an early exit and thoroughly dominated the Wild in a 6-1 victory in Game 4 to even the Western Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night.

04/23/2015

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Meet The Man Behind Hockey History At Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota has a rich hockey history as the first recorded game was played way back in 1895. WCCO’s Bill Hudson spent the day with a man whose job at Xcel Energy Center is to keep track of all the lore.

04/22/2015

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Wild Poised For ‘Unemotional’ Game 4

With an 8:30 p.m. start at the earliest for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs, it’s going to be tough for folks to get to sleep after this one is over. What will be the keys to Wednesday night’s matchup? Start with what you don’t do.

04/22/2015

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Mom Of Blues David Backes Reflects On Son’s Hockey Career

There are two hometown hockey players skating for the St. Louis Blues. T.J. Oshie of Warroad and David Backes of Spring Lake Park started in the State of Hockey, but now play for St. Louis.

04/22/2015

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4 Things To Know: Possible Church Attacks In Paris, Earth Day & More

Here is a look at the four stories you need to know for Wednesday, April 22.

04/22/2015

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Yeo, Hitchcock Bring Differing Coaching Styles To Playoffs

In the middle of this series between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues are two different coaches. Both understand their teams, but as Mike Max reports, Ken Hitchcock appears unfazed by a 2-1 deficit. Mike Yeo has grown up as an NHL coach in front of the Wild fans’ eyes.

04/21/2015

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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: Ott Latest In A Line Of Villains Among Wild Fans

If there is one thing that can make a playoff series more dramatic than it already is, it’s the presence of a villain. Whether it’s a player you detest, a guy who just rubs you the wrong way or a person you only tolerate because he’s plays for your team, knowing that if he played anywhere else you would despise them, a villain just makes things more intriguing.

04/21/2015

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4 Things To Know: Wild’s Big Win, Latest In Boston Bombing Trial & More

From a big Minnesota Wild win to a new way to watch baseball, here are the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, Boston Bombing Death Decision Will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev live or die? The […]

04/21/2015

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Wild Fans Flock To St. Paul, Hopeful For Playoffs

Fans turned out in droves for the Wild’s shutout win at the Xcel Energy Center Monday night. At the Wild Hockey Lodge, sales are double what they typically are for regular season games.

04/20/2015

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Pominville, Parise Give Wild 3-0 Win Over Blues

Devan Dubnyk made 17 saves and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise scored second-period goals and the Minnesota Wild earned a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference series on Monday.

04/20/2015

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Wild Youngster Matt Dumba Could Be Difference-Maker In Playoffs

The Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has done a lot of growing up this season, and will play a bigger role in the playoffs this season.

04/20/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Need To Find A Way To Stop Tarasenko

As the series shifts back to St. Paul tonight for game three, another key to the series has emerged and it’s one that Minnesota needs to take care of if they want to win the series and move on to the next round. The Wild have to find a way to stop St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

04/20/2015

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Blues Whip Wild 4-1, Even Series At Game Apiece

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece.

04/18/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 18)

From hockey to baseball to bikes and records, there’s a whole lot going on this weekend, and WCCO Saturday Morning has got you covered!

04/18/2015

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Wild Open Playoff Series With 4-2 Victory Over Blues

Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba gave Minnesota a two-goal lead through two periods and the Wild kept chances to a minimum for Devan Dubnyk, opening the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

04/16/2015

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With The Wild Away, Fans Fill Downtown St. Paul For 1st Playoff Game

Five-hundred-sixty-two miles separate the Minnesota Wild from their fans. But in downtown St. Paul Thursday, playoff excitement still had that home-ice feel. “This is where you go,” St. Paul resident Linda Eichinger said. “Hockey fans, we’re together and we’re going to celebrate them no matter if they’re in town or away.”

04/16/2015

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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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Blues To Start Allen In Goal To Open Playoffs Against Wild

The St. Louis Blues are going with the hot hand in goal to start the playoffs, choosing rookie Jake Allen over veteran Brian Elliott. The 24-year-old Allen was 5-1-1 with 1.32 goals against average and .950 save percentage in his last eight games.

04/15/2015

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