Playoffs

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Hockey Fans Gearing Up For First Playoff Game Against St. Louis

The Minnesota Wild open the playoffs Thursday night in St. Louis, but fans can still watch the game at the Xcel Energy Center, where there will be a free viewing party.

04/16/2015

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4 Things To Know: Duke Wins NCAA Final, Rand Paul Enters Presidential Race & More

Here’s a look at the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

04/07/2015

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Wild Get 4 Days Off, Say ‘Rest Is A Weapon’

Yes, it’s weird that in the stretch run of the season, as teams battle for playoff spots and positioning, the Wild get a four-day break. They won’t play again until Thursday.

03/30/2015

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Wild Blog: Race To The Playoffs

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.

02/23/2015

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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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Vikings Cautious About Possibility Of Playoffs

It’s the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, and there is now that sliver of hope. Sunday’s match-up is the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions.

12/10/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 31, 2014

It’s a spooky night for kids around the metro, in particular some football players as the second week of playoffs takes place.

10/31/2014

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Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we’re in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It’s a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.

10/24/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: Oct. 21

The Section Playoffs and the march to the Prep Bowl begin Tuesday night. Plenty of games Tuesdsay and several on Friday and Saturday as well. Here is the Radio Rally rundown!

10/21/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee JOHN HINES In For Dave 10-1-14

Miss something from a HUMP DAY version of the WCCO Morning News? Click the link above to hear John Hines Fleetwood Mac Concert Review and more…….

10/01/2014

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New Prague Pitcher Leads Team Through Playoffs

It’s like playoff hockey and goalies, in high school softball a great pitcher can carry you a long way. New Prague has one such phenomenon, Nichole Reed. Reed is almost unhittable.

05/24/2014

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

The CEO of Target Corp. steps down. Dave Lee discussed it this morning….for those interviews and others, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/05/2014

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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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No Rest For Wild As They Prepare To Take On Blackhawks

The Minnesota Wild are a little weary and worn out after winning a grueling seven-game series. There’s no time to rest, though. Not with the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks waiting on deck.

05/01/2014

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Parise Lifts Wild Past Avs 5-2, To Tie Series At 3

Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7. Parise and Mikko Koivu each had two assists. The teams will meet again in Denver on Wednesday night, with the winner taking on the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference semifinals.

04/28/2014

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Avalanche Get Duchene Back For Game 6 Vs. Wild

Center Matt Duchene has returned to the Colorado lineup. Duchene’s status for Game 6 of the first-round series at Minnesota was determined just before faceoff on Monday night. Coach Patrick Roy said earlier in the day that Duchene would have to be cleared by the team’s medical staff after taking part in warmups in order to play.

04/28/2014

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Minn. Wild Prepare For Game 6 At Xcel Energy Center

The Wild are trying to put Game 5, and what could have been, in their rear view mirrors Monday night before they head into Game 6 of the series. The Wild will take on the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs at the Xcel Energy Center 8 p.m. Monday night.

04/28/2014

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Avs Coach Roy Planning To Counterattack The Counterattack

The Minnesota Wild’s postseason series against the Colorado Avalanche has turned into a classic. Adjustments have been made, but now everyone anticipates another counter-punch from Colorado.

04/25/2014

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Granlund Gives Wild 1-0 Win In Game 3 Over Avs

For three periods, Mikael Granlund and the Minnesota Wild were flinging puck after puck at Semyon Varlamov, who was busy playing the part of impenetrable force. Finally, in overtime, such persistence produced a reward. Granlund’s diving goal 5:08 into overtime gave the Wild a 1-0 win over Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on Monday night to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

04/21/2014

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MacKinnon Helps Avs To 4-2 Win Over Wild

Teenager Nathan MacKinnon is growing up fast. Almost as fast as he skates. The speedy 18-year-old delivered another stellar performance for the Colorado Avalanche, scoring his first NHL postseason goal and dishing out three assists in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

04/20/2014

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Stastny Leads Avs To 5-4 OT Win Over Wild

Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender. The first-year Colorado coach made some daring moves late in the game — like pulling his goaltender with 3:01 remaining — and yet the ploy worked out.

04/18/2014

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Pominville Fills A Void On, Off Ice For Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are in Denver, getting ready for game one of their best of seven series against Colorado Thursday night.

04/16/2014

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Wild Blog: Wild Clinch Playoff Berth, Defeat Bruins 4-3

The Minnesota Wild went into Tuesday night knowing they would only need one more point to clinch a playoff berth in the Western Conference. The task would not come easy as the Boston Bruins, the defending Eastern Conference champions, were in town. Fortunately for the Wild, their play-off berth was solidified before the start of the third period. The Phoenix Coyotes lost their game in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3.

04/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee—————-Friday 3-28-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the link above to listen back to high lights from today’s program.

03/28/2014

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