Carolina Hurricanes (11-7-1, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (7-11-1, seventh in the Central Division)
Minnesota Wild (6-10-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (5-11-1, eighth in the Pacific Division)
Minnesota Wild (4-9-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (9-6-1, third in the Pacific Division)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The way Pekka Rinne was playing, the Predators' slow start was irrelevant.
Rinne made 26 saves, Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist and Nashville beat the...
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...
Mats Zuccarello scored the deciding goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in NHL preseason play in St. Paul,...
As the Minnesota Wild crawled to the end of this fruitless season, there was no more fitting way to finish.
The consecutive shutouts by Boston and Dallas gave the...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa Bay...
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...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek didn't need a review or a challenge to know he scored the game-winning goal for Minnesota against Winnipeg.
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."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. Carter Hart had 34 saves.
It was just the second win in the last 11 games for Philadelphia, which began Monday with the fewest points in the league.
Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexander Radulov was at the end of his shift and tired, but he was on the other side of the ice from the bench when he entered the offensive zone with the puck and time winding down in overtime.
Radulov's decision to stay on the ice instead of going to the bench for a change paid off in a big way for the Dallas Stars.
The veteran forward scored with 10 seconds on the clock in overtime to give Dallas a 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A big advantage on special teams was the difference Tuesday night for the Minnesota Wild.
Ryan Suter and Jason Zucker scored 55 seconds apart late in the second period and the Wild converted on all three of their power plays, beating the staggering Vancouver Canucks 3-2 to stop a three-game slide.
"Three goals on the power play, that's the recipe for a win on the road. It's a good two points for us," said Mikael Granlund, who had two assists.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A date with road-weary Vancouver came at the right time for the Minnesota Wild.
Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Wild rebounded from a recent hiccup by beating the Canucks 6-2 on Thursday night.
Eric Staal and Matt Dumba had a goal and an assist, and Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter and Jason Zucker also scored for the Wild, who had a season high in goals. Ryan Suter had two assists, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. Minnesota has won four of five and 11 of 14.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild started the season sluggishly, with a four-day break on the schedule following two flat performances.
The spark came midway through this matchup with division rival Chicago, with a big push by Jason Zucker.
Ryan Suter tied the game with 23 seconds left in the third period and Zucker scored in overtime, rallying the Wild past the Blackhawks 4-3 on Thursday night.
When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold turned over the team more than two months ago to general manager Paul Fenton, he was adamant the roster was strong enough to resist a rebuild.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed forward Kyle Rau to a two-year, two-way contract for more depth up front.
The deal was done Wednesday, with $700,000 for Rau in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL. Rau had 23 goals and 27 assists in 69 games last season in the AHL, and he skated in three NHL games for the Wild plus one in the playoffs.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild played the season finale with more urgency even though it was the San Jose Sharks who had something at stake.
Jason Zucker scored twice in the second period, Eric Staal matched the franchise record for goals in a season and the Wild denied San Jose home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 6-3 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The thought of playing an NHL game in his hometown never entered Jason Zucker's mind when the Minnesota Wild made him their second-round pick in the 2010 draft.
Leading up to Friday night it was all he could think about, and he made the most of it.
Zucker, the only NHL player raised in Nevada, scored a goal and assisted on another in leading the Wild to a 4-2 victory over the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rookie defenseman Nick Seeler picked up Minnesota's offense with a timely fight.
Eric Staal and Zach Parise scored in the second period after Seeler fought Luke Witkowski, and Jason Zucker added two late goals in the Wild's 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves to help Minnesota rebound from losses at Arizona and Colorado.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal has been the ideal leader for the Minnesota Wild, continuing to produce no matter who he's skating with while coach Bruce Boudreau searches for the most effective combinations.
This latest line sure looks like it works well.
Staal had three goals and two assists to combine with linemates Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker for 14 points and propel the surging Wild to an 8-3 victory on Tuesday over the St. Louis Blues, who lost their seventh straight game.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota recovered from an early deficit against the San Jose Sharks, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau turned to assistant Bob Woods and told him to keep sending defenseman Jared Spurgeon out on the ice as much as possible.
Spurgeon then helped the Wild to an important two points.
Spurgeon scored with 12 seconds left in overtime to give the Minnesota a 3-2 victory Sunday night.
"I said, 'Play Spurge a lot. He looks like he's got it,'" Boudreau said. "He had his mojo today."
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota knows it needs to play better on the road to strengthen its push for a playoff spot. The Wild also want to do a better job of holding third-period leads than they have lately.
They accomplished both Monday against the New York Islanders.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikko Koivu was embarrassed. His teammates on the Minnesota Wild were simply angry after a dismal performance Saturday in a five-goal loss at Dallas.
"It was something you want to forget right away and move forward," Koivu said.
The Wild did just that on Tuesday night.
Jason Zucker tied a career high with his 22nd goal and Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves to help Minnesota to a 6-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.