VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night and delivered new coach...
The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot.
Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala's potential has largely gone unfulfilled, a fast-skating, slick-handed forward with not nearly enough goals to match his skills.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Brad Hunt each had a goal and an assist as part of Minnesota's three-goal first period and the Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were playing at the beginning of the season like they were destined for the draft lottery, with the possibility of a high first-round pick hovering as a...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s...
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DENVER (AP) — Victor Rask considered passing when he heard teammate Kevin Fiala shouting for the puck. Instead, the center decided to take the shot.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coming off an emotional announcement a day earlier, things didn’t get any easier for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Already down their top two scorers, Philadelphia lost two...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal was a gametime decision for the Minnesota Wild, two days after he was injured while colliding with a linesman.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — During an awfully sluggish start by Minnesota, the Anaheim Ducks took full advantage.
They capitalized on a finish by the Wild that left plenty to be desired,...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild kept rolling along with a pair of lightning-quick responses against Tampa Bay.
Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists as the Wild won their fifth...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Defenseman Jared Spurgeon had a goal and two assists, Zack Parise stayed hot and Minnesota scored three goals in a 4:13 span of the second period to cruise to a 7-2 victory...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild finally found a way to hold a third-period lead, and it came in a game where the referees made Bruce Boudreau’s team work a little harder by a blowing a call...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bruce Boudreau knows the reality of returning from a West Coast swing and warned his Minnesota Wild about a letdown following their 2-2 trip.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau called it the team's most complete game of the season.
It was done short-handed.
Eric Staal broke out of an early slump with two goals and...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk left Tuesday night's 3-0 win against Edmonton after being injured early in the second period.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Minnesota Wild stuck to their defensive plan Monday and it paid off to give them their first win of the season.
Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced for his...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Trent Yawney has joined Todd McLellan's staff as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings.
Bruce Boudreau has seen a lot of things in his hockey life. He's never heard of anything like this.
The minor hockey league ECHL said Saturday the Kelly Cup that has been awarded to its...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The subject of Bruce Boudreau's future with the Minnesota Wild, the coach said, had not been broached with general manager Paul Fenton until a reporter quizzed the boss...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Donato's bid to tie the game caromed off the crossbar, and the Minnesota Wild were stuck with another agonizing defeat.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker kept putting the puck in the net for the Minnesota Wild. And, Devan Dubnyk refused to let any get by him.
Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his...
DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau was asked about this upcoming stretch, when the Wild will face some of the top teams in the NHL.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Riding a four-game losing streak, playing without team captain Mikko Kiovu for the rest of the season because of a knee injury and seeing their grip on a wild-card playoff berth slipping, the Minnesota Wild needed players to step up in coach Bruce Boudreau's 900th game.
It wasn't surprising leading goal-scorer Zach Parise come through. The stunner was what the Wild's third line of Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin did.
DENVER (AP) — Eric Staal and the Minnesota Wild have their timing down. Too bad they can't pass on the down time.
Staal had two goals, including the tiebreaker on a second-period power play, Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves and the Wild rolled into the All-Star break by beating the slumping Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night.
"You certainly wish you could keep playing if they're going to play like that," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "It was really fun to watch."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau believes the typical sense of urgency to make a playoff push is hitting teams earlier than normal this season.
It certainly seemed that way for the Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Disappointing home losses and tightening standings have a way of doing that.
"The sense of urgency is there," Boudreau said. "I've got to believe it's going to be quite a race from here on in."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker knew just what he wanted to do on his turn in the shootout.
Zucker scored on that backhand in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
"It wasn't the prettiest game we've ever played," Zucker said, "but we did what we had to do. We battled. I thought we were skating pretty well."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker is squarely among the skaters Minnesota needs more production from over the second half of the schedule to return to the playoffs, a responsibility that's not lost on him or anyone else on the Wild.
After a morning meeting of reassurance from coach Bruce Boudreau, lo and behold, Zucker responded with two goals.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jared Spurgeon and the Minnesota Wild turned a tough start into a nice win.
Spurgeon scored twice to help the Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Saturday.
Jordan Greenway and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (20-17-3), who improved to 2-0 on a four-game trip. Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The move by Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau to put Charlie Coyle at center between Zach Parise and Nino Niederreiter is paying off.
Niederreiter scored twice, Ryan Suter had three assists and Devan Dubnyk finished with 30 saves as the Wild defeated the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Thursday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau let out a big sigh.
An impressive rally in an emotional game drained the veteran coach.
Eric Staal scored with 2:31 remaining to send Minnesota to a 4-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets in an edgy, penalty-filled matchup on Friday.
Nino Niederreiter, Eric Fehr and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who trailed 2-0 after two periods. Alex Stalock made 26 saves while filling in for Devan Dubnyk, who was scratched with an illness.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Long road trips can be daunting for any team, yet the Minnesota Wild are making it look easy.
The Wild, who are on a franchise-record, seven-game trek, got their fourth win in six stops, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Friday night.
Minnesota got two goals and an assist from Mikael Granlund as it won its ninth in its last 11.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fourth-liners Eric Fehr and Marcus Foligno teamed for an awkward goal early and played some tough defense late.
Fehr and Jonas Brodin scored their first goals of the season, and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight by beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.
Empty-net goals by Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu accounted for the final margin. Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 shots and had an assist.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Finishing a tiring stretch with four games in six nights, the Minnesota Wild twice faced a two-goal deficit in the first to the dangerous Tampa Bay Lightning.
Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau has learned a very important lesson about his team in the early part of this season, though. The Wild know they can come back from slow starts.
Mikael Granlund scored 3:43 into overtime and Minnesota beat Tampa Bay 5-4 on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net.
Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night.
Dallas goalie Ben Bishop had stopped a shot by Eric Staal, but the puck went into the left corner. Suter sent the puck back in front, and it ricocheted in off the Stars' Esa Lindell with 7:06 left to put the Wild up 2-1.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators are off to a solid start this season.
Scoring first has been a big key.
Johansen and P.K. Subban each had two assists, and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games.
"It's early in the season, you're trying to get your game in order," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "Hopefully just continue to get better."
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Third in Central Division. Lost to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau (third season, 12th NHL season).
ADDED: RW J.T. Brown, C Eric Fehr, C Matt Hendricks, RW Matt Read, D Greg Pateryn, D Matt Bartkowski.
LOST: C Matt Cullen, LW Tyler Ennis, RW Daniel Winnik.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Wild overcame a shaky start for a timely victory against a division rival.
Ryan Suter gave Minnesota the lead on a 4-on-4 early in the third period, Devan Dubnyk made 34 saves and the Wild held off the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Wednesday night to end a two-game slide.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter's return made the Minnesota Wild whole again, just in time for the second half of the season.
He turned this into quite the celebration.
Niederreiter marked the end of his five-game injury absence with his second career hat trick, Mikko Koivu contributed a goal and two assists, and the finally fully healthy Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juuse Saros stepped in for Pekka Rinne and delivered a gem for Nashville.
Saros made 29 saves for his second shutout this season, P.K. Subban scored his ninth goal and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Saturday night.
Saros was quick to credit the players in front of him following the game.
"They were better in front of our net," the Finn said. "We didn't give them as much chances as yesterday. I think we were more active today."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the Minnesota Wild swarmed Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne early, Mikael Granlund was at the center of the action.
Granlund's aggressiveness was a sign of things to come for the Finnish forward and Minnesota in an important divisional game. Granlund had the second three-goal game of his career and Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves in his first start since Dec. 12 to help the Wild beat Nashville 4-2 on Friday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — One impressive play by Jonathan Huberdeau fueled a solid rally for the Florida Panthers.
Huberdeau scored two goals, James Reimer made 29 saves and the Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Friday night.
Vincent Trocheck and Connor Brickley also scored for Florida, and Aleksander Barkov had two assists. It was the Panthers' first win over the Wild since a 2-1 victory on Jan. 3, 2016.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Dumba is hardly the player most likely to score in overtime. The defenseman has just three goals this season for Minnesota.
But two of them have been game-winners in OT this week, the second coming Friday night to give the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
"I think he likes overtime," Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. "He's such a good skater and he gets to roam a little bit. It works out really well for him."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher sounded like the concerned parent of a needing-to-be-punished teenager recently when he was assessing for reporters his team's performance nearing the one-third mark of the season.