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

Goals for Coyle, Niederreiter are sights for sore eyes

Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter, relegated to fourth-line duty, lit the lamp in the same game.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 12:41 AM

Coyle's gem of a goal gives Wild victory in Edmonton

In a game against the NHL’s worst defense and second-worst team, the desperate Wild was in a dogfight until Charlie Coyle scored a sensational breakaway goal

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 08:31 AM

Wild notes: Yeo puts onus on second power-play unit

Entering Tuesday’s game, the Wild power play was clicking at 20.9 percent the previous 16 games (13-for-61) but the second unit hadn't scored since Dec. 27.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 07:16 AM

Wild leaves All-Star break digging out of a deep hole

The All-Star break is over, the Wild’s umpteenth opportunity this season to “reset” and “recharge” and “clear the head” is complete and now the team has 36 games left to save its season.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 09:20 AM

Wild notes: Kuemper sent to Iowa for conditioning stint

The goalie had missed seven games before returning in relief last week.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 10:41 PM

Nowhere to hide: NHL goaltending makes or breaks a team

It doesn’t matter how much talent you think you have up and down your roster, if you don’t get the goaltending, nothing else matters.

Updated: January 25, 2015, - 12:18 AM

NHL makes it official: Wild to face Blackhawks in 2016 Stadium Series game

Wild vs. Blackhawks at TCF Bank Stadium is a go for 2016

Updated: January 24, 2015, - 11:38 PM

Wild enters All-Star break looking to create more breaks

The Wild, nowhere near where it wants to be in the standings, seeks to tilt good fortune its favor.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 12:08 PM

Outdoor NHL 'Stadium Series' game coming here in 2016

The Wild will play host to an NHL Stadium Series game in Minnesota in February 2016. Details might be announced this weekend at the NHL All-Star Game.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 06:21 AM

Wild rallies in big third period, then loses shootout to Detroit

Zach Parise scored twice in a three-goal third period as the Wild rallied from three goals down before losing 5-4 in a shootout to the Detroit Red Wings.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 06:33 AM

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