Mpls. Miracle, Super Bowl, Mauer Retires & More: MN's Top 2018 Sports MomentsFrom the Minneapolis Miracle, Minnesota hosting the Super Bowl, to Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer's retirement, here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2018.
Program Gives Blind Hockey Players Chance To Get On The IceA program for blind hockey players is giving experienced and novice players a chance to get on the ice in Minnesota.
Rust Helps Penguins Top Wild 2-1Bryan Rust scored two goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night.
Sharks' Martin Jones Shuts Out Wild, 4-0Devan Dubnyk stopped 21 shots for Minnesota, which has lost seven of 10.
Niederreiter Scores Twice In Wild's 5-1 Victory Over PanthersNino Niederreiter scored twice, Ryan Suter had three assists and Devan Dubnyk finished with 30 saves as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Thursday night.
Dumba Scores Twice, Wild Rout Canadiens 7-1Matt Dumba scored twice, Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves and the Minnesota Wild took out some recent frustrations on the Montreal Canadiens in a 7-1 victory Tuesday night.
Draisaitl, McDavid Help Oilers Overpower Wild For 7-2 WinLeon Draisaitl scored twice and Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Smith Has 31 Saves, Lindholm Scores 2 As Flames Top Wild 2-0Mike Smith made 31 saves, Elias Lindholm scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Thursday night.
Nash Notches Goal And Assist As Blue Jackets Beat Wild 4-2Riley Nash had a goal and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin also scored to help the Blue Jackets move ahead of Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead.
Wild's Matt Dumba Is Top-Scoring Defenseman In NHLMore than seven years have passed since the Wild traded Brent Burns. Finally, there's a reason in Minnesota to stop wincing about dealing away one of the NHL's most potent defensemen. Matt Dumba leads all blue-liners in the league with 10 goals, a rate that translates to 34 scores over a full schedule. That's a staggering pace that would crush the franchise record, set by Burns with 17 goals in 2010-11, his final season with the Wild. It's doubtful Dumba can double that, but it's clear that the $30 million, five-year contract the Wild gave him prior to this season was a worthy investment.
Archibald Scores Twice, Coyotes Rally Past Wild 4-3Josh Archibald had two goals and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit and defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Tuesday night. Lawson Crouse and Michael Grabner also scored for Arizona, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Charlie Coyle, Zach Parise and Jason Zucker scored for the Wild. Jared Spurgeon assisted on all three goals, matching his career high for assists.
Staal's Late Goal Saves Wild In 6-4 Win Over OttawaEric Staal ensured two solid periods didn't go to waste for the Minnesota Wild. Staal scored his second goal of the game with 5:58 left and Minnesota overcame a sloppy third period to beat the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Wednesday night. Matt Dumba also scored twice as the Wild ended a two-game slide and won for the 12th time in 17 games. Mikael Granlund had three assists.
Wild Fall At Chicago, Suffer 3rd Loss In 4 GamesZach Parise scored for Minnesota, which lost its second straight game and for the third time in four games.
Zach Parise Becomes Highest-Scoring Minnesotan In NHL History In Wild's 3-2 Loss To SabersJason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and the Buffalo Sabres extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had his second career goal and added an assist for Buffalo, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to post its longest winning streak since 2012. Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves for the Sabres.
Koivu Has Goal, 2 Assists; Wild Crush Canucks 6-2Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the surging Minnesota Wild beat the road-weary Vancouver Canucks 6-2 on Thursday night. Eric Staal had a goal and an assist, and Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter, Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker also scored for the Wild, who had a season high in goals. Ryan Suter had two assists, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. Minnesota has won four of five and 11 of 14.