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Nov 6, 2017
Devan Dubnyk pulled as Wild fall 5-3 to injury-riddled Bruins

Devan Dubnyk pulled as Wild fall 5-3 to injury-riddled Bruins

BOSTON — Something doesn’t look quite right with the Minnesota Wild. Perhaps it’s the rash of injuries, though coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn’t dare use that as an excuse heading into the game against the Boston Bruins. “It’s (tough),” Boudreau said before quickly noting that it could be worse. “Who are we (to complain) when Boston’s […]
Nov 6, 2017
Wild’s Jason Zucker thankful for FaceTime with newborn at home

Wild’s Jason Zucker thankful for FaceTime with newborn at home

BOSTON — Like he has countless times throughout his career, Jason Zucker hurriedly packed his bags on Sunday night before saying his goodbyes and rushing out of the house. “It was probably the most different departure (of my career),” Zucker said. “It was a little bit tougher. As soon as I got in the car it […]
Nov 4, 2017
Murphy: Wild are trying to sell a stale product in a market that suddenly has more shiny objects

Murphy: Wild are trying to sell a stale product in a market that suddenly has more shiny objects

Blowers were hauled into the Wild dressing room to dry sweat-soaked equipment after another dispiriting loss Saturday night to the Chicago Blackhawks, but more industrial fans are needed to dissipate the fog that has descended on the team after an opening month of haphazard play. Minnesota is scaling a steep hill for points wearing greased […]
Nov 4, 2017
Wild fall 2-0 to archrival Blackhawks in final game of homestand

Wild fall 2-0 to archrival Blackhawks in final game of homestand

It seems the only thing Wild coach Bruce Boudreau could talk about in the days leading up to Saturday’s matchup with the almighty Chicago Blackhawks was how his team won the first meeting between the two teams a year ago only to lose the final three games of the season series. “We know what happened,” […]
Nov 4, 2017
Wild’s Gustav Olofsson navigating life as extra defenseman

Wild’s Gustav Olofsson navigating life as extra defenseman

After two solids games this week, Wild defenseman Gustav Olofsson was relegated to watching Saturday’s game against the rival Chicago Blackhawks from the press box. Such is life for the extra blue liner on a team filled with depth. Olofsson has officially played in six games this season, though the past two games were by […]
Nov 3, 2017
Wild’s Marcus Foligno won’t seek revenge against Blackhawks

Wild’s Marcus Foligno won’t seek revenge against Blackhawks

Wild winger Marcus Foligno claims revenge won’t be on his mind during Saturday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. When the Central division rivals played in Chicago on Oct. 12, Foligno dropped the gloves with Blackhawks winger John Hayden midway through the second period. Their lengthy fight ended with Foligno eating a vicious right […]
Nov 3, 2017
For Wild, things get serious with Blackhawks coming to town

For Wild, things get serious with Blackhawks coming to town

It doesn’t take much to get Wild coach Bruce Boudreau going when talking about the Chicago Blackhawks. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 62-year-old coach is looking at Saturday’s match-up as a potential turning point for the Wild. “I think it’s really important,” Boudreau said. “It’s our biggest game of the year.” […]
Nov 2, 2017
On his 41st birthday, Matt Cullen helps lead Wild to 6-3 win

On his 41st birthday, Matt Cullen helps lead Wild to 6-3 win

Before Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, a reporter asked Wild coach Bruce Boudreau what 20-year veteran Matt Cullen brings to the team. He effectively summed it up in one word. “Experience,” Boudreau said. “He’s been through it all. He’s seen it all.” Still, heading into the matchup, Cullen hadn’t done much since delaying retirement […]
Nov 2, 2017
Wild’s Matt Dumba looking to redeem himself after costly mistake

Wild’s Matt Dumba looking to redeem himself after costly mistake

After making a careless pass that cost his team the game in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is back in the lineup with a chance to redeem himself in Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. “I’m really looking forward to it,” Dumba said. “I wish there was a game yesterday. […]
Nov 1, 2017
Wild’s Mike Reilly starting to prove he belongs in NHL

Wild’s Mike Reilly starting to prove he belongs in NHL

A couple of weeks after betting on himself, saying there was “no question” he belonged in the NHL, Wild defenseman Mike Reilly is starting to prove it. Reilly has four points in eight games this season, and more importantly, hasn’t looked out of place, which wasn’t always the case early in his career. “I’m definitely […]
Nov 1, 2017

WATCH: Vikings’ Stefon Diggs gives rousing edition of ‘Let’s Play Hockey’

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a Minnesotan now, for sure. A couple days after returning from London where the Vikings improved to 6-2 on the season with a 33-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns, the 23-year-old Diggs was at Xcel Energy Center getting the fans fired up before the Wild’s game against the Winnipeg […]
Oct 31, 2017
Wild fail to build on momentum in 2-1 loss to Jets

Wild fail to build on momentum in 2-1 loss to Jets

Two steps forward. One step back. After getting back on track with back-to-back wins, the Minnesota Wild came out flat in a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center. That shaky effort came hours after coach Bruce Boudreau cautioned his team not to get too excited with the […]
Oct 31, 2017
Wild showing early confidence in South St. Paul goalie Alex Stalock

Wild showing early confidence in South St. Paul goalie Alex Stalock

Less than a month into the season, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau seems to have more confidence in backup goaltender Alex Stalock than he did in Darcy Kuemper, last year’s backup. With starter Devan Dubnyk coming off back-to-back wins — including a 2-1 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night — Boudreau […]
Oct 30, 2017
Mom and Dad taking care of Stanley Cup ring for Woodbury’s Jake Guentzel

Mom and Dad taking care of Stanley Cup ring for Woodbury’s Jake Guentzel

Despite the movie-script success he had last season as a rookie, Woodbury native Jake Guentzel refuses to get comfortable. Heck, the 23-year-old former Hill-Murray player doesn’t even feel like his spot on the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is secure at this point. “Not really,” Guentzel said. “I’m trying to come in here and prove myself again […]
Oct 30, 2017
Wild’s Nino Niederreiter hopes to be back on ice for Tuesday game vs. Jets

Wild’s Nino Niederreiter hopes to be back on ice for Tuesday game vs. Jets

After missing the past six games with a high ankle sprain, Wild winger Nino Niederreiter hinted he could be back in the ice for Tuesday’s game against the rival Winnipeg Jets. “It could be,” Niederreiter said with a smile. Coach Bruce Boudreau refused to tip his hand after Monday’s practice, calling the status of the […]