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 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

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

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