Michael Russo

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

Recent content from Michael Russo

Wild faces fresh challenge from defending champ Blackhawks

After defeating Colorado in seven games there’s no rest for the Wild, not with Cup-winning Chicago on the horizon.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 09:47 AM

Wild's rotating goalie issues continue; Bryzgalov to start Game 1

When the Wild opens the second round against the Blackhawks, Ilya Bryzgalov — the Wild’s fourth No. 1 goalie this season — will get the start because rookie Darcy Kuemper sustained an undisclosed injury Wednesday.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Niederreiter's OT goal lifts Wild over Avalanche, into 2nd round

Nino Niederreiter’s second goal of the game 5 minutes, 2 seconds into OT hoisted the Wild into a second-round matchup with Chicago.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Wild notes: Suter gets pregame kicks tossing the football

“Just something different to do,” Ryan Suter said before the Wild’s 5-4 victory over the Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 01:56 AM

Yeo sees Game 7 as part of Wild's growth

There are pivotal junctures in the growth of every team, and Wednesday night will be a significant one for the Wild.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Game 7 stage is set for Wild's Parise, Avs' MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon has one four-point game and two three-point games; Zach Parise is riding a career-best six-game point streak and is coming off four points in Monday’s Game 6 victory.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Parise's two goals lift Wild past Colorado to force Game 7

Zach Parise scored twice -- including the game-winner with 6:29 left in the third period -- as the Wild forced a seventh playoff game in Denver. The Wild scored two empty-netters to sew up the victory.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 08:45 AM

Yeo in favor of coaches' challenges

This offseason, when the coaches’ challenge debate is reintroduced in the NHL, Wild coach Mike Yeo said, “I’ll probably be in favor of it.”

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 12:38 AM

Wild tries to regain even keel following Game 5 frustration

Fate might have been unkind, but all the Wild can do now is force Game 7, or else their season will end tonight at the X.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 08:40 AM

Wild notes: 6-on-5 play has swung series, Koivu says

Captain Mikko Koivu said “it’s not a game of ifs,” but if the Wild could have cashed in an empty-net...

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 11:05 PM

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