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April 28, 2016
NHL: Wild GM gives no details on timeline for new coach
ST. PAUL — During a sometimes defiant end-of-season news conference Thursday, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher was vague as to how he will...
April 28, 2016 - 11:25pm
April 26, 2016
NHL: There are no quick fixes for Wild’s big holes
ST. PAUL — On Day 1 of the Minnesota Wild’s offseason, decisions that will affect the 2016-17 squad remained on hold. The first order of business this week are exit interviews, and general manager Chuck Fletcher will discuss the team in an annual end-of-season address, which...
April 26, 2016 - 11:45pm
April 23, 2016
Wild win fight in Dallas to keep season alive
DALLAS — Mikko Koivu scored the game-tying goal late in regulation and also scored the game-winner 4:55 into overtime for the Minnesota Wild,...
April 23, 2016 - 12:18am
April 22, 2016
NHL: Wild on the brink of elimination
DALLAS — The Minnesota Wild seem to begin each season with the declaration that this time it will dispense with all the late-season drama and must-win games needed to squeak into the playoffs. And that would be followed by a long and fruitful postseason run. And yet, after squeaking...
April 22, 2016 - 12:02am
April 21, 2016
NHL: Stars put Wild in deep hole
ST. PAUL — Jason Spezza scored a goal and assisted on another in the second period as the Dallas Stars rallied, twice, beating the Minnesota...
April 21, 2016 - 12:20am
April 20, 2016
NHL: Wild suddenly wake with season on line
We were expecting the Wild. Instead, we got the Wild-eyed. It’s important, sometimes, to differentiate between effort and passion. The Minnesota...
April 20, 2016 - 12:03am
April 18, 2016
In search of offense, Wild trying Granlund at left wing
DALLAS — John Torchetti’s carousel search for a suitable left wing to play on the Wild’s top line spun again Saturday, this time landing on an unconventional answer. After Jason Zucker yielded a single shot on goal in Game 1 from the position left vacant by injuries to Zach...
April 18, 2016 - 8:52am
April 17, 2016
Wild play better but come home down 0-2
DALLAS — Jamie Benn scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period and goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 of 26 shots for the Dallas...
April 17, 2016 - 11:34pm
April 15, 2016
Wild can’t afford another clunker
DALLAS — The Wild’s Game 1 reckoning did not end with the final horn of their 4-0 loss to the Stars, it extended into Friday’s video review directed by dogmatic taskmaster John Torchetti. The interim coach counted 18 neutral-zone turnovers among Minnesota’s myriad sins....
April 15, 2016 - 11:38pm
Wild fall hard in Game 1
By Stephen Hunt Sports Xchange DALLAS — Captain Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists and Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for the Dallas Stars in a 4-0 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their Western Conference first round playoff series at American Airlines Center on Thursday....
April 15, 2016 - 12:25am
April 13, 2016
Wild to be without Parise, Vanek, Haula for playoff opener
It will be a meeting of the past and the present when the Central Division champion Dallas Stars open the postseason against the visiting Minnesota Wild today in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series. The Stars, the top seed in the Western Conference, played 26 seasons in Minnesota...
April 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
April 12, 2016
NHL: Wild not worried about skid entering playoffs
ST. PAUL — Momentum, the Wild promise, is not an issue with the NHL playoffs starting Thursday in Dallas. Since closing the regular season with a fifth straight loss Saturday, the team has hit the reset button. But playing without three regulars? There’s no dodging that as...
April 12, 2016 - 11:46pm
April 10, 2016
NHL: Wild looking for fresh start in playoffs
ST. PAUL — It was a night of firsts on the last night of the regular season for the Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild. First games, first goals, first points and a first-ever win over a familiar opponent. Goals less than a minute apart late in the third period by Calgary’s...
April 10, 2016 - 11:29pm
April 8, 2016
Wild’s playoff opponent finally to be determined Saturday night
ST. PAUL — As Nino Niederreiter sat on his couch watching the Blues play the Blackhawks Thursday night, he began to mentally prepare for a playoff series against the Dallas Stars. The Blues trailed 1-0 with a minute left in the game; had they lost, the Wild would have been locked...
April 8, 2016 - 11:44pm
Wild likely to face Stars or Blues to open playoffs next week
ST. PAUL — With an “x” next to their name in the standings for making the playoffs, the Wild can officially turn their attention to the postseason, if not their opponent — the not-yet-determined Western Conference champs. Technically, three teams still can win the conference,...
April 8, 2016 - 12:08am