Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
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Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

Wild, Parise take it to Blues, advance to play Blackhawks

The Blues, who scored only 14 goals in the series, suffered their third consecutive first-round exit.

Updated: April 27, 2015, - 08:07 AM

Wild's Fontaine marvels at difference a year can make

One year ago, Justin Fontaine didn’t play the Wild’s first two playoff games at Colorado and was scratched in four of the Wild’s 13 postseason contests. Sunday, the former undrafted University of Minnesota Duluth winger scored his first career game-winning playoff goal in the Wild’s series’ clincher against the St. Louis Blues.

Updated: April 27, 2015, - 07:55 AM

Yeo hopes Wild fans, players both ready for Game 6

The Wild, the best road team in the NHL since Jan. 15, had the 19th-best home record in the regular season and got trounced 6-1 by the Blues in Game 4.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 12:36 PM

Yeo hopes Wild fans, players both ready for Game 6

But the Wild has had its share of troubles at the X.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 10:25 AM

Wild notes: Dubnyk recalls best games after he struggles

One of the most impressive feats by the Wild is the fact the team has gone 47 consecutive games in...

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 11:56 PM

Roaring response: Wild wins Game 5 in St. Louis

The Wild scored on back-to-back shots by Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu to come from behind and snatch a 4-1 victory for its first 3-2 series’ lead in franchise history.

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 06:35 AM

Wild notes: Porter, Parise put friendship on hold for the series

ST. LOUIS – Zach Parise was best man in Chris Porter’s wedding. Porter was a groomsman in Parise’s wedding.Yet, the...

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 01:04 AM

Wild's Dubnyk named one of three Vezina Trophy finalists

The Wild’s season-saving goalie joins Montreal’s Price, Nashville’s Rinne.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 11:23 PM

Wild, Dubnyk seek redemption after 'one bad hockey game'

Following a disastrous Game 4 loss at home, the Wild and goaltender Devan Dubnyk vow to forget the nightmare and get back on track Friday.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 09:44 AM

Dubnyk benched, Wild falls flat in Game 4 to St. Louis

One game after becoming the first NHL team to shut out an opponent this postseason, the Wild allowed the most goals it ever has in 52 all-time playoff games.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 08:17 AM

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