Western Conference

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Minnesota Lynx Back Atop The Western Conference

The Minnesota Lynx were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference and a third WNBA title in five seasons. Until this week, they were looking up in the standings.

07/06/2015

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Wild Agree To Terms On 6-Year Deal With Goalie Devan Dubnyk

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with goalie Devan Dubnyk on a six-year contract. Dubynk was acquired from Arizona in a trade in mid-January, and his arrival was the biggest reason for Minnesota’s incredible turnaround.

06/27/2015

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Shock Get Rare Win Over Lynx 86-78

Skylar Diggins scored a season-high 26 points to help the Tulsa Shock beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-78 on Sunday and take over sole possession of the first place in the Western Conference.

06/21/2015

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With Taurasi Gone, Lynx Look To Reclaim Top Spot In West

Seimone Augustus’s face fell and her eyes grew sharp as the Minnesota Lynx star was asked about the door opening for them in the Western Conference now that Diana Taurasi will not be playing in Phoenix this year.

06/03/2015

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Former Wild Assistant GM On Building A Franchise From Scratch

Tom Lynn has worked for the Wild as Assistant General Manager, and now as an agent. He’s a lawyer, but first and foremost, he’s a hockey guy.

05/23/2015

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Re-Signing Dubnyk Tops Wild’s Offseason To-Do List

The Minnesota Wild were humbled by their four-game sweep in the second round of the NHL playoffs by division rival Chicago. That doesn’t mean they’ll be moved to make major changes to their roster this summer.

05/11/2015

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Kane, Crawford Carry Blackhawks Past Wild 1-0 For 3-0 Lead

Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar’s goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

05/05/2015

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Wild Will Be Without Fontaine For Game 2 Vs. Hawks

Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks because if a lower-body injury.

05/02/2015

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Wild Beat Blues 4-1, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

04/24/2015

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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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NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round Preview

The NBA regular season has come to an end and now we’ve got the marathon of playoff basketball to take us to Mid-June. The Western Conference was stacked as usual during the regular season and provides multiple options for teams that could end up representing in the Finals.

04/16/2015

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Pelicans Close In On Playoff Berth With Win Over Wolves

Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to move the New Orleans Pelicans one step closer to a playoff berth with a 100-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

04/13/2015

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With 2-0 Win By Rival Jets, Wild Can’t Clinch

Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford scored, Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves and the Winnipeg Jets gave their playoff push a big boost with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday, preventing the Wild from clinching a wild-card spot.

04/06/2015

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Wild’s 11th Defeat In 13 Games Leaves Team At Loss

The most fitting summary of the Minnesota Wild at the midpoint of their schedule came from defenseman Ryan Suter minutes after their latest flat performance.

01/12/2015

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Lynx G Whalen Wins Western Conference Honor

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen has been named Western Conference Player of the Week. The award is Whalen’s first of the season and sixth of her career. Last week Lynx teammate Maya Moore won the season’s first Player of the Week award.

06/02/2014

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Trailing 2-0, Wild Try To Regroup Like Last Time

The Minnesota Wild came back to the comfort of home, already trailing Chicago by two games in the Western Conference semifinals. They were in this position just two weeks ago, so there’s obvious precedent for a rebound. But over that same time span, the Blackhawks are unbeaten.

05/05/2014

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Predators Finish Strong With 7-3 Win Vs. Wild

Craig Smith had two goals and two assists for Nashville, and the Predators finished the season strong with a 7-3 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. The Wild wrapped up the first wild card spot in the Western Conference earlier in the week and already had their first-round matchup with the Colorado Avalanche set before the game, so there were few motivators other than the maintenance of health and momentum and maybe a statistical milestone or two.

04/13/2014

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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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Mccormick, Bryzgalov Lead Wild Past Penguins, 4-0

Cody McCormick had a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 Saturday night. Erik Haula, Mikko Koivu, and Stephane Veilleux also scored for the Wild, who maintained a five-point cushion over Dallas for the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference.

04/05/2014

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Timberwolves F Love Gets Western Conference Honor

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week.

02/24/2014

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AP Sources: Wolves Trading Williams To Kings

The Minnesota Timberwolves are trading former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute.

11/25/2013

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Love Is Western Conference Player Of The Week

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is the NBA’s Western Conference player of the week for the opening week of the season. Love leads the NBA with 29.7 points per game and is second with 14.7 rebounds per game. He powered the Wolves to three victories last week for their first 3-0 start since 2001. His off-balance, one-handed bank shot at Madison Square Garden on Monday night helped the Wolves hold off Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. The league also issued Love a warning for flopping in the game against the Knicks. Love was warned for flopping when Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. bumped him at the top of the key in the fourth quarter.

11/04/2013

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Lynx’s Brunson Replaces Griner As WNBA All-Star Starter

The Minnesota Lynx will have three starters in the WNBA All-Star game for the first time in franchise history.

07/26/2013

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NBA Playoff Schedule

Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.

05/23/2013

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Wild Routed By Oilers With Playoff Berth On Line

Corey Potter and Nail Yakupov both scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers prevented the Minnesota Wild from clinching a spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 6-1 rout on Friday night.

04/26/2013

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