Parise powers Wild with first-period hat trick

Mar 25, 2016

Parise powers Wild with first-period hat trick

Zach Parise took advantage of getting a day off to rest and gave the Minnesota Wild’s playoff chances a big boost. Parise scored three times for his third hat trick of the season and added an assist as the Wild beat the Calgary Flames ...

Feb 27, 2016

Capitals rally past Wild

After finishing a four-game homestand with a third victory Friday night, the Washington Capitals said they haven’t been as good as recent results suggest. Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help Washington ...

Wild blast Blackhawks outdoors

Feb 22, 2016

Wild blast Blackhawks outdoors

Just one week ago, the Minnesota Wild were reeling from eight straight losses and the firing of their head coach. So the scene on Sunday could not have been more surreal. They beat their biggest rival by five goals in a football stadium filled ...

Panthers top Wild to extend streak

Jan 4, 2016

Panthers top Wild to extend streak

Jaromir Jagr had two shots on goal Sunday night and that was enough to extend Florida’s record-setting run. Jagr scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the third period, and Al Montoya made 38 saves as the streaking Panthers beat the Minnesota ...

Wild spoil Tortorella's debut with Blue Jackets

Oct 23, 2015

Wild spoil Tortorella's debut with Blue Jackets

Expecting a strong effort from the Columbus Blue Jackets in coach John Tortorella’s debut, Minnesota didn’t bring its own initial push. The Wild recovered in plenty of time. Thomas Vanek scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Minnesota beat Columbus 3-2 on ...

Wild stage frantic rally to overcome Avalanche

Oct 9, 2015

Wild stage frantic rally to overcome Avalanche

All the hats thrown onto the ice weren’t a big surprise. Zach Parise did have a hat trick. On the road, though? Now that stunned Parise a little bit. Not nearly as stunned as the Colorado Avalanche were after blowing a big lead. Parise ...

Blackhawks sweep Wild

May 8, 2015

Blackhawks sweep Wild

Corey Crawford made 34 saves, Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night for a four-game sweep. The Wild never led in the ...

Blackhawks tame Wild to take 3-0 lead in series

May 6, 2015

Blackhawks tame Wild to take 3-0 lead in series

Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched. The Chicago Blackhawks have only begun to rev up their game, and the Minnesota Wild have lost their touch at the wrong time. Kane scored on a ...

Red Wings beat Wild after eight rounds of SO

Apr 5, 2015

Red Wings beat Wild after eight rounds of SO

Darren Helm didn’t expect to have the game on his stick eight rounds into a shootout. Yet it was his goal that gave Detroit a crucial extra point. Helm, Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan scored in a long shootout, and the Red Wings outlasted ...

Ovechkin nets pair for Caps

Mar 20, 2015

Ovechkin nets pair for Caps

Minnesota’s home woes continued — thanks in large part to the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. The Wild have gone 21-6-2 since acquiring goalie Devan Dubnyk in a ...

Ducks survive Wild

Mar 14, 2015

Ducks survive Wild

The Anaheim Ducks moved back into the NHL lead with the kind of gritty game they have been missing lately. Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping the Ducks end a three-game losing streak with ...

Resurgent Wild continue push for playoffs

Feb 10, 2015

Resurgent Wild continue push for playoffs

The resurgence by the Minnesota Wild has been fueled by the brilliance of goalie Devan Dubnyk, a tightened defense and a boost of confidence. For this win, they throttled up their attack. Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter scored power-play goals, Dubnyk earned another victory ...