8:12 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
Hockey Wilderness 1 hour ago
Gamethread: Wild at Rangers (7:00 p.m.)

Gamethread: Wild at Rangers (7:00 p.m.)

Photo by Dave Reginek/ It’s Henrik night. The Minnesota Wild are hopefully going to rain on the proverbial parade as the New York Rangers celebrate the legendary career of Henrik Lundqvist. They can have the pre-game ceremonies and all that feel-good nonsense, but please, when the puck is dropped, maybe former Lundqvist teammate Mats Zuccarello will net a couple points. One special bonus is that Jonas Brodin is returning to the lineup after missing a significant amount of time with an injury. And of course, since the Wild cannot have a fully healthy roster, Jon...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Jonas Brodin likely to return for Wild, Cam Talbot to start vs. Rangers

Defenseman Jon Merrill and center Nico Sturm aren't on the trip after going on the COVID list, and winger Nick Bjustad remains out with an upper-body injury.
Hockey Wilderness 8 hours ago
Preview: Wild visit Rangers on Henrik Lundqvist night

Preview: Wild visit Rangers on Henrik Lundqvist night

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Minnesota takes on the blueshirts for the first time since in nearly two years as the Rangers prepare to raise “King’s jersey to the rafters The “Oh yeah, those Eastern Conference teams exist” tour continues with a trip to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Rangers, a team the Minnesota Wild haven’t faced since a 4-3 shootout loss back on February 13th, 2020. Tonight’s matchup is special for players on both rosters, as New York will honor long-time netminder and Broadway legend Henrik Lundqvist by retiring his...
Hockey Wilderness 9 hours ago
Wild bringing former Lundqvist teammates in Brodin, Zuccarello to jersey retirement

Wild bringing former Lundqvist teammates in Brodin, Zuccarello to jersey retirement

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Both players have ties to the legendary Rangers netminder. On Friday night, the Minnesota Wild will take on the New York Rangers for the first time since 2020, but there will be some extracurriculars to take care of first. Long-time netminder and Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist will see his number 30 raised to the rafters before puck drop. Lundqvist will become one of only 11 players to receive the honor from the Rangers, joining the likes of Brian Leetch, Adam Graves, Mark Messier and Mike Richter. A small number for a team with nearly 100...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

New York puts home win streak on the line against Minnesota

Minnesota Wild (25-10-3, fourth in the Central) vs. New York Rangers (28-12-4, third in the Metropolitan)

Wild goalie Cam Talbot eager for return to Madison Square Garden

After an injury scare Monday, when Cam Talbot played only the first two periods against the Canadiens, the goalie said he's feeling fine and ready to face the Rangers, his former employer.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 26, 2022
Jonas Brodin medically cleared, aiming to play Friday

Jonas Brodin medically cleared, aiming to play Friday

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via The Wild’s top defenseman this season might be back soon. After the return of Joel Eriksson Ek and Jared Spurgeon to the lineup, it looks like the Minnesota Wild will be getting back another key player soon. Michael Russo of The Athletic reported that Jonas Brodin was medically cleared this morning. Staff will be monitoring his progress over the next few days to determine his availability for Friday’s matchup against the New York Rangers. Jonas Brodin has been cleared medically and they’ll see how he feels handling puck next...

Wild does incredible things over and over after pulling goalie

This isn't desperation anymore, at least not in the world of Wild coach Dean Evason, whose team has become accomplished at late-game rallies.

Wild pummels Canadiens 8-2 as fourth line shines, Kirill Kaprizov reaches 100 career points

The Wild won its third straight victory and sixth in seven games. Nine players had at least two points, including Kirill Kaprizov, who set a franchise scoring record.

Wild match franchise goals record in 8-2 win vs Canadiens

Connor Dewar got his first career goal and added an assist when Nico Sturm scored 22 seconds later, helping the Minnesota Wild match their franchise record for goals in an 8-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 24, 2022
Recap: Wild earn easy 8-2 win over Canadiens

Recap: Wild earn easy 8-2 win over Canadiens

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via If it is possible to have an extremely comfortable hockey game — a plush puddle of athletic performance — it was tonight against the Montreal Canadiens, for the Minnesota Wild. Despite allowing the first goal of the game, the Wild were on cruise control for the entire game. But their version of cruise control where it is just an extremely efficient five-player attack that leads to so many damn goals getting scored. It was a comfy 8-2 win by our favorite hockey club. The entire atmosphere was free-flowing enough for Kirill Kaprizov...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 24, 2022
Gamethread: Wild vs. Canadiens (7:00 p.m.)

Gamethread: Wild vs. Canadiens (7:00 p.m.)

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via C’est bon. The Montreal Canadiens are getting their first taste of the new Minnesota Wild in what should be an interest match-up between one team that can’t stop stomping on lesser opponents, and a much-lesser opponent. The last time these two teams met, was all the way back in October 2019; when a swift home-and-home in the early season was split between the two clubs. First, Montreal earned a 4-0 win, which saw the Wild get heavily penalized with players going to the box such as Jason Zucker, Nick Seeler, Gerald Mayhew, and Luke...

Ex-Wild forward Rem Pitlick returns to town with Montreal Canadiens

Former Gophers standout Rem Pitlick was waived by the Wild and claimed on Jan. 12 after losing his spot in the lineup.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 24, 2022
Rem Pitlick was hurt by getting placed on waivers, but is optimistic

Rem Pitlick was hurt by getting placed on waivers, but is optimistic

Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via The former Wild forward is back in town with the Habs. The Minnesota Wild are facing the Montreal Canadiens at home on Monday, and along with the visiting team is a familiar face. Montreal claimed now-former Wild forward Rem Pitlick off of waivers earlier this month, and it didn’t take long for him to face his old club. In his return, he was able to reflect on his experience of going through that waiver process. “I’m not going to lie, it was hard,” Pitlick said of being placed on waivers by the Wild. “I loved so many different...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 24, 2022
‘I was a Wild guy at heart’: Ryan Poehling on coming home

‘I was a Wild guy at heart’: Ryan Poehling on coming home

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The Lakeville, MN native is facing the Wild for the first time. We all know how big of a deal hockey is in Minnesota, and how many players from here eventually make their way to the NHL. One player that has done exactly that, coming out of Lakeville, Minn., is Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling as he gets to face his boyhood team for the first time on Monday. The Minnesota Wild was (and might still be) his favorite team in the league, so he was full of giddiness when he spoke with media before puck drop. Ryan Poehling...

Wild Player News

  • 1 Cam Talbot

    Cam Talbot

    Jonas Brodin likely to return for Wild, Cam Talbot to start vs. Rangers

  • 1 Mats Zuccarello

    Mats Zuccarello

    Gamethread: Wild at Rangers (7:00 p.m.)

  • 1 Jon Merrill

    Jon Merrill

    Jonas Brodin likely to return for Wild, Cam Talbot to start vs. Rangers

  • 1 Nico Sturm

    Nico Sturm

    Jonas Brodin likely to return for Wild, Cam Talbot to start vs. Rangers

  • Kirill Kaprizov

    Kirill Kaprizov

    Wild pummels Canadiens 8-2 as fourth line shines, Kirill Kaprizov reaches 100 career points

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