The Minnesota Wild took on the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center for Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Monday night. The Wild scored in overtime to beat the Avalanche 1 – 0, but fans were cheering long before the game started.
The Minnesota Wild have switched goalies for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, giving Darcy Kuemper the start instead of Ilya Bryzgalov. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the change after the pre-game morning skate on Monday.
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.
Jamie Langenbrunner has retired after a 16-year NHL career in which he won two Stanley Cups. The 38-year-old right wing from Cloquet, Minn., played for Dallas, New Jersey and St. Louis. He won NHL titles with Dallas in 1999 and New Jersey in 2003. He was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1998 and 2010. Langenbrunner announced his retirement Wednesday in a statement by the NHL Players Association, thanking coaches and teammates for “helping a kid from Minnesota enjoy a long, fulfilling hockey career.”
With the Basilica Block Party rolling into town this weekend, Kristin from Minneapolis wanted to know: Where does the term Rock ‘n Roll come from?
Hockey fans in the Twin Cities will have a chance to sneak a peek at the sport’s “Holy Grail” on Thursday and Friday. As is tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team gets to take the famous trophy home for 24 hours, and this is Nick Leddy’s day.
An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 and the Blackhawks struck quickly to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night for their second NHL championship in four seasons.
After a rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back focused on what’s missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title.
It’s been three years since the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, and they haven’t made it past the opening round in the playoffs since that run.
Veteran hockey player and broadcaster Wes Walz talked Wild playoff hockey with Dave Lee Tuesday on the WCCO Morning News.
Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher shared a preview of the NHL playoffs with Dave Lee Tuesday on the WCCO Morning News.
Mike Rupp showed up for the Wild’s first playoff practice Monday with a new look. Call it a new take on the playoff beard.
For all their accomplishments so far — the record-breaking start, the Presidents’ Trophy, the individual honors — the Chicago Blackhawks know this is the time of year that will define their season.
In Minnesota, it’s not uncommon to see former NHL players now coaching. That’s the case this season at Elk River.
If you missed High School Sports Rally Friday night, we’ve got you covered. In the videos below you’ll find our featured basketball game — Osseo vs. Maple Grove –, loads of winter sports highlights, a profile on Elk River hockey coach Gordie Roberts, and an answer to the question: What did Vikings stars Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder do in their high school sports careers?