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

Struggling Brodziak scratched for first time with Wild

Center Kyle Brodziak, whose costly turnover not only turned Game 1 upside down but maybe the series, was scratched for the first time in his Wild career Monday night.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Strong relief puts Kuemper in running to start Game 3 for Wild

If Darcy Kuemper starts tonight's Game 3, it’ll be his fourth playoff appearance in two years and first career start.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:40 AM

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon: Catch him if you can

The well-grounded teenager is soaring in the playoff series against the Wild.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:17 AM

Wild returns home with hopes of slowing Colorado's top line

Creating favorable line matchups could be easier — in theory — for Yeo.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 11:39 PM

Wild caught flat-footed in another loss to Avalanche

Speedy Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche shove the Wild into a 2-0 hole after a 4-2 victory in Game 2.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 08:06 AM

Wild notes: Yeo wants Granlund, Brodin to protect themselves better

DENVER – In Thursday’s Game 1, the Colorado Avalanche tried to set a physical tone, especially against the Wild’s more...

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Wild's approach after Game 1 loss: 'Deal with it and move on'

After its stunning collapse in Game 1, the Wild focused on moving forward. Game 2 is tonight in Denver.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 10:53 AM

Wild-Avs playoff notes: Roy stands by aggressive strategy

Down by one goal, most coaches would wait until a minute or so remained before pulling the goalie. Not Patrick Roy.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Wild suffers mile-high meltdown in OT loss

The Wild coughed up a two-goal, third-period lead and lost the opener in overtime against the Avalanche.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 09:14 AM

Wild notes: Giguere fondly remembers dominance of 2003 playoffs

Jean-Sebastien Giguere won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, but said the best stretch of his career came during the 2003 Western Conference finals against the Wild.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 01:09 AM

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