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 rallies in third period for key win in Los Angeles

Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored goals 62 seconds apart in the third period.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Wild notes: Niederreiter bumped to fourth line, then injured

In 16 games since returning from the Olympics, Niederreiter entered Monday with two goals, three assists and 19 shots.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Captains’ wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

Rather than chill, captains sought out teammates for pep talks.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Captains' wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

Rather than chill, captains sought out teammates for pep talks.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Wild digs down deep for key victory at Phoenix

Zach Parise’s tying goal got the team started, and Jared Spurgeon scored the winner in a game flush with playoff implications.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Wild notes: Yeo benches struggling Heatley

GLENDALE, ARIZ. – For the biggest game of the season, Wild coach Mike Yeo made the tough decision to scratch...

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Wild game at Phoenix moves needle to "must win”

Ryan Suter singled out shortcomings in the Wild’s special teams play.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 10:22 PM

Kuemper struggles again in net

One night after pulling Kuemper in a loss to Vancouver, the Wild coach threw the rookie into the lion’s den Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 07:14 AM

Wild stumbles again as St. Louis sends a message

T.J. Oshie’s hat trick supplied the offense, and his teammates provided plenty of supporting toughness as St. Louis beat the Wild for a ninth consecutive time.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Wild notes: Tough road trip looms

The Blues are the top team in the NHL. The Kings and Blackhawks are above Minnesota in the standings. The eighth-place Coyotes are chasing the seventh-place Wild.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 12:19 AM

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