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Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Kings (7:00 PM CT)

Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Kings (7:00 PM CT)

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports It’s them, once again. The Minnesota Wild continue their stretch of home games, facing the Los Angeles Kings for the third time this season. The prior two matches finished with monumental Wild comebacks and game-winning goals in overtime created by Kirill Kaprizov, so for the sake of our hearts, let’s hope for an easy victory here. Drew Doughty still sucks, so join us in the comments below! Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings When: 7:00 p.m. CT Where: Xcel Energy Center TV: FS-N Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM
Hockey Wilderness Jan 25, 2021
Nothing Feels Safe

Nothing Feels Safe

The Minnesota Wild have a record of 4-2-0 to start the season, but there is no comfortability. The Minnesota Wild were flying high. Nothing could really stop the feeling that this season is different, with former breakout star Kevin Fiala finally getting some points on the board and Kirill Kaprizov being the rookie sensation that he was headlined to be, no one could bring this team and its fans down. With back-to-back quasi miracle comebacks against the Los Angeles Kings to start the season and some periods of dominance against the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks, there is a...

Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov practices as hard as he plays

Marcus Foligno: "He loves the game. You can just tell."

With a late burst, Kirill Kaprizov offers a glimpse of what could come for Wild fans

Kirill Kaprizov did not have a shot on goal through two periods Friday night at Xcel Energy Center. Then came the fun.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
Holy Shit, Kirill Kaprizov

Holy Shit, Kirill Kaprizov

Photo by Harrison Barden/ The Minnesota Wild rookie is an unrelenting force of entertainment and pure sporting joy. Some nights, you just know what is going to be the topic of conversation through every sect of hockey fandom. Whether it was an outstanding play, an insane rumor, or just guys being dudes, the answer is pretty obvious. Well on Friday night, it was Kirill Kaprizov putting a stamp on his already impressive start to his NHL career with an outlandish attempt at a goal that almost worked. He has already done so much to bring the Wild kicking and screaming, to...

Joel Eriksson Ek should get next tryout as Wild's No. 1 center

Joel Eriksson Ek might not be the perfect fit between Kirill Kaprizov and Zach Parise, but his developing game could be the teams best bet to get the puck on the sticks of those goal scorers.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 20, 2021
Gameday Thread: Wild at Ducks (8:30 PM CT)

Gameday Thread: Wild at Ducks (8:30 PM CT)

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Oh here we go again. The Minnesota Wild suffered their first loss of the season in a traumatic one-goal shutout against the Anaheim Ducks, but the beautiful thing about this weird shortened season schedule is that they can expel those boring demons with a win to even out the series. Will they do that? I don’t know, but at least we get to watch Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov play hockey for our favorite team. Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks When: 8:30 p.m. CT Where: Honda Center TV: FS-N Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM

Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov is NHL's No. 1 star in opening week

Kirill Kaprizov became the third player in NHL history to score an overtime goal in his NHL debut and the first to have overtime points in his first two career games.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 18, 2021
Kaprizov named NHL First Star, NHLPA Player of the Week

Kaprizov named NHL First Star, NHLPA Player of the Week

Photo by Harry How/ “The Thrill” is already collecting awards In one week, Minnesota Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov has gone from struggling to tie a tie to earning props from executives and players across the entire National Hockey League. On the heels of standout performances in his first two career games in the league, the Wild announced today that Kaprizov has won two awards: the NHL Players Association’s Player of the Week award, and the NHL’s First Star of the Week. Very calmly sharing the news that...@KAPRIZOVKIRILL IS THE FIRST STAR OF THE WEEK »...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 18, 2021
Preview: Wild trying to keep magic alive against Ducks

Preview: Wild trying to keep magic alive against Ducks

The Minnesota Wild are riding high into the Honda Center to face the Anaheim Ducks in a contest that will surely not be as exciting as their first two ended up being. Two 3-1 deficits, two timely goals to force overtime, two instances of Kirill Kaprizov turning superhuman and ending the game for a Minnesota win. The Wild were one of the most interesting teams through the start of the NHL last week and more eyes are on them tonight. The Ducks had the unpleasantry of facing the Vegas Golden Knights for their first two games of the 2020-21 season. Both games resulted in regulation...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 18, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Kaprizov admits he got lucky on first NHL goal

Wilderness Walk: Kaprizov admits he got lucky on first NHL goal

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild After the first Minnesota Wild game of the season that came to an electric finish and a Kirill Kaprizov overtime winner to notch his first goal in the NHL, the rookie admitted that he was able to get some bounces go his way to win the game. [The Athletic] We take a look at how Kaprizov’s debut ranks in NHL and Minnesota history. [Hockey Wilderness] Right after the electric first win of the season, his new Wild teammates were able to...

Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov appreciates Zach Parise's mentorship

Zach Parise has been riding shotgun with rookie Kirill Kaprizov since training camp opened, and he remained in lockstep with Kaprizov during the 23-year-old's dazzling three-point NHL debut Thursday
Hockey Wilderness Jan 16, 2021
Gameday Thread: Wild at Kings (8:00PM CT)

Gameday Thread: Wild at Kings (8:00PM CT)

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NHLI via Minnesota is in Los Angeles for their second game of the season and with the hype already gathering momentum, can they do it all again? It’s just the second game of the season, but we’re already all giddy over here at what some players—and one special Russian rookie named Kirill Kaprizov—is going to do for the Minnesota Wild tonight against the Los Angeles Kings. Look for Drew Doughty to look absolutely terrible once again tonight. Join us down below in the comments throughout the game! Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 16, 2021
Evason going to keep Wild lineup fluid

Evason going to keep Wild lineup fluid

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Throughout this shortened season, the Minnesota head coach is going to be doing a lot of experimentation. Heading into the third period of the Minnesota Wild’s season opener against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, head coach Dean Evason spotted something that wasn’t working the way he wanted and decided to switch things up. In between Zach Parise and Kirill Kaprizov on the top line, Nick Bjugstad was slotted in to start the game, but in the final 20 minutes, he decided to put former healthy scratch Victor Rask up there with the big...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 16, 2021
Preview: Wild look to sweep Kings

Preview: Wild look to sweep Kings

Photo by Harry How/ Game number two is upon us, and Minnesota looks to make it two in a row to begin their 2021 campaign. Fresh off the “Kirill the Thrill” comeback two nights ago, the Minnesota Wild are set to square off against the Los Angeles Kings once again. The Wild overcame a 3-1 deficit in the third period with goals coming from Victor Rask and Marcus Foligno in the final frame to force overtime in the season opener. In his first NHL game, Kirill Kaprizov lived up to the five-year hype and capped his debut off with a thrilling overtime breakaway goal to...

Kirill Kaprizov Photos

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