Calgary Flames (50-20-10, first in the Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (51-22-7, second in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota into a matchup against Calgary.
Seattle Kraken (26-44-6, eighth in the Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (49-21-7, second in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -288, Kraken +233; over/under is 6
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Alex Goligoski to a two-year, $4 million contract extension on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old Goligoski is in his first season with the Wild, his home-state club.
Colorado Avalanche (46-14-5, first in the Central) vs. Minnesota Wild (39-20-4, second in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild +108, Avalanche -130; over/under is 6.5
Minnesota Wild (34-19-3, third in the Central) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (28-27-3, fifth in the Metropolitan)
Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jackets +167, Wild -201; over/under is 6
Minnesota Wild (31-15-3, third in the Central) vs. Calgary Flames (30-14-6, first in the Pacific)
Calgary, Alberta; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Calgary hosts Minnesota trying to extend its 10-game home winning streak.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored at 4:22 of overtime to send the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Minnesota twice trailed in the third period but got goals from Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala to force overtime and, eventually, sweep the back-to-back with the Blackhawks after a 5-1 win in Chicago a night earlier.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on Tuesday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a three-year, $3.6 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.
The 29-year-old Merrill has tied his career high with three goals to go with eight assists, a plus-8 rating and 51 blocked shots in 33 games this season, his first with the Wild and his fifth different NHL team.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Goligoski grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, precisely the type of up-north community where a pair of hockey skates are as prevalent of a possession as the snowblower and the parka.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored and tied a career high with three assists to help the Minnesota Wild rout the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday.
Mats Zuccarello scored twice before leaving after a slash to his wrist, Alex Goligoski, Ryan Hartman, Jon Merrill and Matt Dumba also scored in the start of a five-game homestand.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Though the goals haven't come as frequently for Kirill Kaprizov thus far in his rookie-of-the-year follow-up, the multi-skilled left wing has still been a significant contributor for Minnesota.
Ottawa Senators (3-5-0, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Minnesota Wild (5-3-0, third in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -211, Senators +174; over/under is 5.5
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Friday, adding another veteran option after an offseason of change on the blue line.
The 34-year-old Benn had one goal, nine assists and a plus-7 rating over 39 games with the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets last season.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Thursday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a one-year, $850,000 contract, the third veteran they've added to the blue line in free agency.
The 29-year-old Merrill had five assists and 70 blocked shots in 49 games last season, with the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens.
Entering his 15th season in the NHL, Alex Goligoski found his first experience as a free agent to be more stressful than he expected or preferred.
The landing spot made it worth the hassle. The left-shot defenseman agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract Wednesday with the Minnesota Wild, his home state team.