Wild strike quickly in OT to get past Kings

Feb 28, 2017

Wild strike quickly in OT to get past Kings

The Minnesota Wild have once again snuffed out a potential losing streak before it started. This win might have been their best response yet. Mikael Granlund zoomed between two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around Los Angeles goalie Jonathan ...

Blackhawks' Toews scores hat trick

Feb 22, 2017

Blackhawks' Toews scores hat trick

The relatively slow start to the season for Jonathan Toews has been buried by his recent surge. The captain is in prime form at the right time for the Blackhawks, reminding the Minnesota Wild that their postseason path will likely lead to Chicago. Toews ...

Toews lifts Blackhawks to OT triumph over Wild

Feb 9, 2017

Toews lifts Blackhawks to OT triumph over Wild

Sure, no game is a must-win this time of year. Still, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t afford to slip much further behind the Minnesota Wild. Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal 3:09 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks over the Western Conference-leading Wild 4-3 on ...

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14

Dec 30, 2016

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14

The Columbus Blue Jackets are among the hottest teams ever in the NHL. They’ll make history in their next game just by showing up. Alexander Wennberg had two goals and Brandon Saad also scored, helping Columbus beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night ...

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 ...