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Gaudreau secures shootout win as Wild beat Buffalo 3-2

Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Freddy Gaudreau scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night.

Minnesota Wild glide into All-Star break with shootout victory over Buffalo

Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Frederick Gaudreau capitalized in Saturday's shootout, lifting the Wild to a 27-17-4 record going into their bye week and the All-Star break.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 28, 2023
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Sabres (8:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Sabres (8:00 p.m.)

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Hockey Day Minnesota! It’s the Minnesota Wild playing against the Buffalo Sabres on Hockey Day Minnesota! Wild vs Sabres When: 8:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: BSN, BSWI, MSG-BRadio: KFAN 100.3 FM Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloMatthew Boldy — Frederick Gaudreau — Marcus FolignoRyan Hartman — Joel Eriksson Ek — Jordan GreenwayBrandon Duhaime — Connor Dewar — Ryan Reaves, Mason Shaw Jake Middleton — Jared SpurgeonJonas Brodin — Matt DumbaJon Merrill — Calen...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 26, 2023
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Flyers (7:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Flyers (7:00 p.m.)

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Tortorella is in St. Paul. John Tortorella and his Philadelphia Flyers are visiting the Minnesota Wild, who really need a damn win. After failing to get some points against the Hurricanes, Panthers, and Lightning, the Wild are looking for a victory against a bad Flyers team. Wild vs Flyers When: 7:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: HuluRadio: KFAN 100.3 FM Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloMatthew Boldy — Frederick Gaudreau — Brandon DuhaimeMarcus Foligno — Joel Eriksson Ek — Jordan...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 24, 2023
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild at Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild at Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via They’re hanging out in Florida for a little bit longer. With their fathers, brothers, and mentors by their side, the Minnesota Wild are visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning with hopes and dreams that they can get back on track. They really need some points right now. Like, right now. Wild at Lightning When: 6:00 p.m. CTWhere: Amalie ArenaTV: BSN, BSWI, BSSUNRadio: KFAN 100.3 Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Ryan HartmanJordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus FolignoRyan Hartman — Frederick Gaudreau...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 21, 2023
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild at Panthers (5:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild at Panthers (5:00 p.m.)

Down in South Florida. The Minnesota Wild are playing their third game of a four-game road trip against the Florida Panthers tonight and hopefully it doesn’t end like the last game. Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloJordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Brandon DuhaimeRyan Hartman — Frederick Gaudreau — Matt BoldyMason Shaw — Connor Dewar — Ryan Reaves Jake Middleton — Jared SpurgeonJonas Brodin — Alex GoligoskiJon Merrill — Calen Addison Filip Gustavsson is in the starter’s net tonight with Marc-Andre Fleury as the...

Kirill Kaprizov's milestone overshadowed by power-play gaffe in Wild's 5-2 loss to Hurricanes

Kirill Kaprizov scored his team-leading 26th goal against the Hurricanes — the 100th of his NHL career in his 180th game — making him the third fastest among active players to reach that mark.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 19, 2023
Recap: Kaprizov’s special night ruined by 5-2 loss to Hurricanes

Recap: Kaprizov’s special night ruined by 5-2 loss to Hurricanes

Photo by Josh Lavallee/NHLI via Kaprizov hit a significant milestone but it came in a humbling loss. The Carolina Hurricanes spoiled our party. We were supposed to be overjoyed when Kirill Kaprizov scored his 100th career goal in historic fashion, but now we’re just left with a Minnesota Wild loss. Thanks to Kaprizov and Matt Boldy, the game was not a total failure, but when you let one of the NHL’s best (if not the best) team get some offensive juices flowing on the power play and have that translate to even-strength action, then you’re already playing from...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 19, 2023
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild at Hurricanes (6:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild at Hurricanes (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Getting down in North Carolina. The Minnesota Wild are about to play in their second game of their four-game road trip and they’re facing the Carolina Hurricanes. Plus, Matt Dumba is a healthy scratch after not playing so well the last few games. Wild at Hurricanes When: 6:00 p.m. CTWhere: PNC ArenaTV: BSN, BSWI, BSSORadio: KFAN 100.3 FM Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloMatthew Boldy — Frederick Gaudreau — Ryan HartmanMarcus Foligno — Joel Eriksson Ek — Jordan GreenwayBrandon Duhaime — Connor Dewar...

Wild's victory shows team can win without Kirill Kaprizov showing up on scoresheet

High-scoring winger Kirill Kaprizove had no goals or assists in the victory over Washington, but the defensemen stepped up with all three scores.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 17, 2023
Recap: Wild’s defensemen beat Capitals

Recap: Wild’s defensemen beat Capitals

Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports Oh captain, my captain, Jared Spurgeon! The Minnesota Wild started their road trip with a trip to Washington DC against the Capitals. This meeting is always a fun one for fans of Minnesota’s star Kirill Kaprizov as he gets to face off against his own hero, Alex Ovechkin. The Caps came in ready to get right after back to back losses against the Philadelphia Flyers, however, their aspirations were for naught as they lost to a pretty sleepy Minnesota Wild. They spent too much time trying to keep Kirill off the scoreboard to remember to stop...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 17, 2023
Gamethread: Wild at Capitals (6:00 p.m.)

Gamethread: Wild at Capitals (6:00 p.m.)

Kirill vs. Ovi. Our beloved Kirill Kaprizov and his Minnesota Wild are facing Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tonight. The St. Paul star gets to face off against his hero for just the second time in his career. Should be a good one. Wild at Capitals When: 6:00 p.m.Where: Capital One ArenaTV: BSN, BSWIX, NBCSWARadio: KFAN 100.3 Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloJordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus FolignoRyan Hartman — Frederick Gaudreau — Matt BoldyBrandon Duhaime — Connor Dewar — Ryan Reaves Jake Middleton —...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 17, 2023
Preview: Wild start trip with visit to D.C.

Preview: Wild start trip with visit to D.C.

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Kaprizov and Ovechkin face off once again. No matter how many times Kirill Kaprizov plays against Alex Ovechkin for the rest of his career, it will always feel like a substantial game. The Minnesota Wild star idolizes the Washington Capitals captain to a tremendous amount; so much so that (in case you forgot) he had his jersey under his own at the All-Star Skills Competition and no one even got that mad about it. We totally get it. Wild at Capitals When: 6:00 p.m.Where: Capital One ArenaTV: BSN, BSWIX, NBCSWARadio: KFAN 100.3 Tonight, they get to...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 14, 2023
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Coyotes (7:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Coyotes (7:00 p.m.)

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Howling in St. Paul. The Minnesota Wild puled out a late-game gutsy win over the New York Islanders on Thursday, and now they get to (hopefully) kick their feet up a little bit for a weekend match against the Arizona Coyotes at home. Wild vs. Coyotes When: 7:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: BSWI, BSNX, BSAZRadio: KFAN 100.3 FM Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloMatt Boldy — Frederick Gaudreau — Ryan HartmanJordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus FolignoBrandon Duhaime...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 13, 2023
Wilderness Walk: Team full of grinders

Wilderness Walk: Team full of grinders

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. The Minnesota Wild are what they are and sometimes that wins them hockey games. Sometimes they get by on the skill of players like Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello, but other games (like last night against the New York Islanders) it was a win earned by pure effort and just pushing and pulling their opponent around the ice, trying to get that breakthrough moment. Thankfully, it eventually happened. Sam Steel: “We were grinding away to get that first one...

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