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

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

Wild notes: Leopold proves too valuable to pull out of the lineup

Hanging just under Jordan Leopold’s nameplate in his locker room stall is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle “Leonardo” figurine. “Little...

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 07:21 AM

Parents come to watch Dumba's growth spurt with Wild

Matt Dumba could always skate and shoot. Now his defense is stellar, and his parents are on hand to watch it on a big stage.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 06:33 AM

Blues' coach on Ott: 'He's an agitating guy'

Steve Ott has 22 penalty minutes, two shots, no points and is minus-1 for the Blues.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 06:30 AM

Wild breaks through, shuts out Blues in Game 3

Pominville and Parise each scored second-period goals to make the Xcel Energy Center reverberate, while Nino Niederreiter scored an empty-net goal.

Updated: April 21, 2015, - 10:12 AM

Former Wild star Rolston likes team's chances

The former Wild winger returned to the X and called his former team “legitimate” contenders.

Updated: April 21, 2015, - 06:07 AM

Haula can't crack Wild's lineup

One year ago, Erik Haula was a breakout player for the Wild and integral part of its playoff lineup. One year later, Haula has been unable to crack the lineup three games into the Wild’s first-round series with St. Louis.

Updated: April 21, 2015, - 06:07 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko: The Blues' Russian on the rise

The 23-year-old budding star enters Game 3 on Monday at Xcel Energy Center fresh off his first career playoff hat trick, the first by a Blues player in 11 years.

Updated: April 20, 2015, - 07:06 AM

Wild notes: Blues' depth makes shadowing Tarasenko less likely

Last season, Nathan MacKinnon scorched the Wild in Colorado’s first three home games of a first-round playoff series, registering one...

Updated: April 19, 2015, - 09:09 PM

Some close calls for Wild, but St. Louis ties series 1-1

The hits kept coming, but some so-close Wild misses opened the door for St. Louis to take Game 2 and tie the series. Vladimir Tarasenko had a hat trick for the Blues.

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 11:51 PM

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