6:10 AM EST, Sun February 28, 2021
11 hours ago
Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Kings (7:00 PM CT)

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

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Let’s do it all again. The Minnesota Wild are coming off of one of their most dominant performances against the Los Angeles Kings and they get to have repeat customers at the X. Maybe Drew Doughty will get even more embarrassed by Kirill Kaprizov again. Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings When: 7:00 p.m. CT Where: Xcel Energy Center TV: FS-N Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM
13 hours ago
Preview: Wild look to make it six against Kings

Preview: Wild look to make it six against Kings

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Minnesota is riding high and feeling good. The Minnesota Wild are the NHL’s best team. No I’m being serious. Now they’re hosting the Los Angeles Kings for the second time in two nights and are riding high, feeling good, feeling great, oh yes, oh baby. This team. With offense coming from every line throughout this five-game win streak—some nights it’s Kirill Kaprizov doing the heavy lifting, others it’s even the fourth line of Nick Bjugstad, Nick Bonino and Nico Sturm—they have just endless waves of pressure coming...
Feb 26, 2021
Wild 3, Kings 1: Wild steamroll Kings

Wild 3, Kings 1: Wild steamroll Kings

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Winning streak now sits at five games A 3-1 game might not register as a ‘steamrolling’ for most, but this was as close as it gets. With both teams coming into tonight on a roll (the Los Angeles Kings were on a league-best six-game streak, the Wild on a four-game streak of their own), the thought was that this might be a tight matchup. It was anything but. It was a slow start, but at around the five-minute mark, the tone was set. Kirill Kaprizov set it, and he never looked back. great play by kaprizov to set zuccarello up in...
Feb 26, 2021
Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Kings (7:00 PM CST)

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

Photo by Rob Curtis/Icon Sportswire via Wild hope to keep the good times rolling as they return home for the first of a back-to-back The elite offensive juggernaut that is the Minnesota Wild (man that feels weird to say) return home on a four-game win streak to take on the Los Angeles Kings. Oh, and Cam Talbot is back! Same lines as recently for both teams: Minnesota Wild Greenway-Eriksson Ek-FialaKaprizov-Rask-LizardParise-Hartman-MooseSturm-Bonino-BjugstadSuter-SpurgeonBrodin-DumbaSoucy-ColeTalbot Los Angeles...
Feb 26, 2021
What will the Wild do when Stalock returns?

What will the Wild do when Stalock returns?

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Minnesota’s suddenly deep stable of netminders will make for a very crowded roster in the near future File this under “a good problem to have”, but the Minnesota Wild will soon have all of their goaltenders back and healthy - and some difficult decisions on where to put all of them. Kaapo Kahkonen has been more than holding down the fort, backstopping the Wild to four straight wins on the road with a .945 save percentage. Cam Talbot is back from his stint on the COVID list, has backed up Kahks during the last two games,...
Feb 26, 2021
Wild to allow 250 people in Xcel Energy Center

Wild to allow 250 people in Xcel Energy Center

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Minnesota is welcoming some fans back in their arena for Friday night’s game against the Kings. The Minnesota Wild are joining the few NHL teams that have started to allow fans into their arena. According to reports, the club is going to let in up to 250 people to attend the game, but only 40 will be season-ticket holders, the rest will be guests for the players and team employees. Of the 250 people allowed in Xcel Energy Center for this weekend's #mnwild's games, 40 will go to season-ticket holders sitting in the Bud Light loge...
Feb 26, 2021
Preview: Streaking Wild take on streaking Kings

Preview: Streaking Wild take on streaking Kings

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via We’re going streaking I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news always comes first.I did a double-take looking at the Los Angeles King record over the last 10 games. 6-3-1, including the current six game win streak they are on currently. This Kings team; I'm crying pic.twitter.com/vmiYWRmZRe— From Tape to Tape (@fromtapetotape) January 3, 2021 But man are they on a roll. Currently in third place in the West Division, they will come into the Xcel Energy Centre tonight after beating the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night 2-1....
Feb 26, 2021
Kaprizov is something else

Kaprizov is something else

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild During Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov was in his own world of offensive awareness and skating ability. Gliding around the ice with no care in the world and hunting the puck down like a madman as he created scoring opportunities. This Kirill Kaprizov 4v4 shift from last night. Unbelievably fun to watch him play pic.twitter.com/pQoYmJinXf— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic)...
Feb 25, 2021
Wild 6, Avalanche 2: Wild outscore, outskate Avalanche

Wild 6, Avalanche 2: Wild outscore, outskate Avalanche

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Zuccarello, Parise and Sturm score milestone goals as Kaprizov put on a skating clinic Looking to end a successful (and long) road trip, the Minnesota Wild looked to continue their offensive onslaught against the Colorado Avalanche, facing their high-flying division rival for the first time since their season was put on hold in early February. And boy, did they put on an offensive show. The Wild poured it on against the Avalanche with milestone goals, pretty goals, and a shorthanded goal - not to mention a skating clinic from their rookie...
Feb 24, 2021
Gameday Thread: Wild at Avalanche

Gameday Thread: Wild at Avalanche

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via A little late posting this, but let’s drop the puck on the end of a long road trip! Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche When: 8:00 p.m. CT Where: Ball Arena TV: FS-N Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM
Feb 24, 2021
Iowa Wild game postponed due to COVID

Iowa Wild game postponed due to COVID

Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via The baby Wild seem to have caught the bug After the two-week pause the Minnesota Wild endured due to a COVID-19 outbreak that hit the main roster, it would surprise no one that the virus would spread to taxi squadders or minor leaguers traveling with the team. On Wednesday, the Iowa Wild confirmed that they, too, are affected by the pandemic that’s still ravaging the nation, announcing that the American Hockey League has postponed Wednesday night’s scheduled game against the Texas Stars. SCHEDULE UPDATE: Tonight's game...
Feb 24, 2021
SBN Reacts: Wild fans believe Evason, Guerin are on the right course

SBN Reacts: Wild fans believe Evason, Guerin are on the right course

Photo by Brandon McCauley/NHLI via Agree? Disagree? Add your voice by joining SBNation’s Reacts weekly survey This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Minnesota Wild fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Minnesota Wild’s season has already seen some strong wins, some head scratching defeats, and a weeks long pause due to COVID. But so far it’s been better than some expected, as the Wild currently find themselves in the playoff hunt when factoring in...
Feb 24, 2021
Preview: Wild take on Avalanche in rescheduled rematch

Preview: Wild take on Avalanche in rescheduled rematch

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Minnesota takes their winning streak back to Colorado, back where the brakes were put on their season in early February. The last time Minnesota faced off against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on February 2nd, the world of the Wild was a much different place. Marcus Foligno had been held out due to COVID precautions. Kevin Fiala was sitting out his third and final game of a suspension for boarding. And the Wild were in the midst of an up-and-down patch in their schedule, having dropped four of six and allowing 20 goals over that...
Feb 24, 2021
What Mats “The Lizard” Zuccarello brings to the Wild

What Mats “The Lizard” Zuccarello brings to the Wild

Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Minnesota’s lineup has fallen into stability with the introduction of Zuccarello. I really wanted to write this article two days ago, after Zuccarello had a respectable two-point appearance for the Minnesota Wild’s win over the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 5-1. It would have been Nostradamic to highlight his performance a night before he joined Kirill Kaprizov and Victor Rask and looked like a Norwegian Gretzky during a late night in San Jose. Here’s the hot take: I believe that the team’s identity is changing because of three...
Feb 23, 2021
Wherever Fiala Goes, The Wild Follow

Wherever Fiala Goes, The Wild Follow

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via The Wild winger might be streaky, but he is a crucial part to this offense every night. After a slow start to the season, Kevin Fiala has finally gotten into a groove. He has scored six goals in his last eight games and hasn’t missed a step despite the extended layoff. It’s been a rough few weeks for the Wild but with Fiala rolling getting back up to NHL speed will come naturally. At 24 years old, Fiala has established himself as one of the better shooters in the NHL. Despite being extremely streaky Fiala’s found a way to become...