BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have been striving for stronger starts during an opening stretch in which they’ve played more road games than any team in the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello got maybe the cleanest breakaway of his life when he stepped out of the penalty box at the perfect moment to receive a long pass from Joel Eriksson Ek after...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Starting with 13 of 18 games on the road, the Minnesota Wild know they have to make their early home dates count. On Saturday night, they gave their fans plenty of reasons...
Edmonton Oilers (7-1-1, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (2-6-0, seventh in the Central Division)
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have extended qualifying offers to seven players eligible to become restricted free agents, including forwards Ryan Donato, Joel Eriksson Ek and Kevin...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota raced off to a big lead against Winnipeg on Tuesday, and then started watching the scoreboard to see if its faint playoff hopes would survive another...
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.
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.
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. LOUIS (AP) — Mikael Granlund opened the season with a trio of forgettable games.
"I hardly ever touched the puck," the Minnesota Wild forward recalled.
Those days are long gone.
Granlund scored his team-high 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday.
Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, and the Wild got their fifth win in six games and 10th in their past 12. They completed a franchise-record seven-game road trip at 5-2.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau wasn't patting himself on the back after putting Mike Reilly, Chris Stewart and backup goaltender Alex Stalock into the lineup against the New Jersey Devils.
The three deserved a chance to play after sitting out a while. They made the most of it.
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. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny has returned to the first line to make his debut in Game 5 of the first-round playoff series against Minnesota, after missing the last 14 games because of an upper-body injury.
The Blues scratched rookie Ivan Barbashev to make room in the lineup Saturday against the Wild. The 11-year veteran Stastny, who had 18 goals and 22 assists in 66 games during the regular season, was injured on March 21.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter got his first goal in more than a month. Then, Alex Stalock won his first NHL start in more than a year.
By the end of the night, the Minnesota Wild — once the Western Conference's top team this season — had their first dominant performance in what's felt like forever.
Stalock made 18 saves in his first game with the Wild, Niederreiter scored twice and Minnesota beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Thursday to end a four-game skid.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have recalled forward Joel Eriksson Ek from his Swedish team for the remainder of the season.
The slumping Wild made the move Tuesday, summoning one of their top prospects in time for the final stretch.
The 20-year-old Eriksson Ek scored for the Wild in his NHL debut on Oct. 22 and had two goals and three assists in nine games before being reassigned. He had eight goals and eight assists in 26 games for Farjestad BK in the Swedish Elite League.