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 notes: Ballard cracks lineup in place of Prosser

Despite having not played since sustaining a groin injury March 17, Keith Ballard dived headfirst into the second round of the playoffs Tuesday night as the Wild won 4-0.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:31 AM

For Wild, back home at the X is where the hope is

The Wild, back at Xcel Energy Center in an 0-2 hole against Chicago in the second round of the playoffs, seeks energy from familiarity.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 01:35 PM

Wild wants to make things more difficult for Crawford

In seven playoff games over two years, Corey Crawford has allowed 10 goals to Minnesota.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Yeo mulls changes, but Bryzgalov isn't among them

Two games into the Western Conference semifinals, and the Wild looks like a completely different team against the Chicago Blackhawks than it was against the Colorado Avalanche.

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Wild loses again, comes home down by two games

The Blackhawks elevated their play after feeling the Wild outplayed and outworked them in Game 1. The Wild responded with a terrible start.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Wild knows good won't be good enough against Chicago

Territorial advantage in Game 1 didn’t matter when it counted.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 07:32 AM

Wild goalie Bryzgalov trying to break out of funk

CHICAGO – Look back at the goals Ilya Bryzgalov has allowed his postseason, and you’d have to nitpick to decree...

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 01:38 AM

Wild rally short-lived as Kane shoots Blackhawks to Game 1 win

Patrick Kane scored twice for Chicago after the Wild tied the game in the third period.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 11:31 AM

Wild's goalie merry-go-round keeps spinning

Ilya Bryzgalov started against the Blackhawks. John Curry backed up. Josh Harding took part in the morning skate.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 07:04 AM

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

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