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Now a Blues assistant, Yeo is spending an extra day with his family in Woodbury.
The Wild contained Oilers' phenom Connor McDavid, while Devan Dubnyk and Eric Staal came up big.
Two weeks after finding out he could miss up to a month with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, defenseman Christian Folin has been cleared to return to the Wild lineup.
Kurtis Gabriel on Wednesday night recorded his first NHL point in front of his mom, brother and stepdad against his hometown Maple Leafs
Thanks to Devan Dubnyk's continued stellar play - he made 17 of 35 saves in the third period - the Wild tiptoed to victory over the Maple Leafs to end a grueling trip.
For much of his four seasons with the Wild, Nino Niederreiter has been an analytics darling. Just don't ask him to explain how.
Zach Parise, who entered this season with 105 goals in 259 games with the Wild, has four goals and five assists in 17 games this season.
The captain scored on a pretty deke and backhander after Charlie Coyle set him up to tie Brent Burns with a team-record fifth career overtime goal.
Devan Dubnyk loves that his statistics have been mentioned in the same breath as NHL standard-bearer Carey Price, but the Wild goalie stops anybody short who wants to compare the two any further.
The Wild is still looking for its first victory in a five-game road trip, but the team has had success in Edmonton.
Connor McDavid is already among the league's elite at age 19.
A quick look at Friday's game.
Boudreau gets point but seeks more from stars.
Wild's penalty-kill unit had a meeting Thursday to "reset" before hitting the Saddledome ice with the intention of patching up the leaks.
Before practice, the coaching staff showed several video clips of the Canucks loss. Coach Bruce Boudreau admitted the Zach Parise-Eric Staal-Charlie Coyle line starred in the film, and not in a good way.
The Wild gave up a two-goal lead Tuesday night, rallied, then lost on a late goal. The coach was unhappy with the team's defense, penalty killing efforts and Zach Parise's line.
The Wild is 3-0 in Granlund vs. Granlund showdowns, but this will be their first meeting since Markus was traded from Calgary to Vancouver in February.
The Wild first-line right wing, who forced overtime during the Wild's 4-3 shootout loss Saturday, has 51 shots, second on the team behind linemate Eric Staal.
Jonas Brodin has teammates gushing about his skills and chuckling about his quirks.
Charlie Coyle forced OT, but the Blues won in a shootout.
With the NHL coming to Las Vegas next season, the hope is that one day the youth programs grow to the point that the Wild's Jason Zucker isn't the lone Vegas product in the league.
Wild ties season-high scoring mark in post-Thanksgiving romp over Penguins
It's been a thankful year for Matt Cullen, who won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh and was able to see family for the holiday while in town to play the Wild.
Goals by Mikko Koivu, Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise are enough to get past Jets.
The Wild winger only played for the fourth time in 11 games Wednesday night against the Winnipeg Jets because of what turned out to be a knee injury, then strep throat.
Being the coach that Mike Guentzel is and being the former player that Ryan Guentzel is, it should come as no shock that their proudest moment Monday night wasn't even when Mike's youngest son and Ryan's youngest brother, Jake, scored on his first NHL shot on his first shift for Pittsburgh against the New York Rangers.
Zac Dalpe, 27, plays guitar, sings at weddings and went to Ohio State. So it was kind of a big deal when members of O.A.R. showed up at the X for a skate because of their Wild connection.
Bruce Boudreau said looked for a while like the Wild was 'skating in quicksand' as the offense keeps struggling to gain traction.
Suter still ranks second in the league in ice time at 27 minutes, 18 seconds per game, but that's down from 28:35 (second in the NHL) last season.
It was 2-0 when Colorado shattered Devan Dubnyk's roll by scoring three times in less than 6 minutes.
Expected in the tournament: the United States' Luke Kunin and Jordan Greenway, Sweden's Joel Eriksson Ek and Russia's Karill Kaprizov.
A fortunate deflection by Mikael Granlund gave the Wild a win as hot goalie Devan Dubnyk picked up his fourth shutout of the season.
"It's just another step along the way," Joel Eriksson Ek said after the Wild opted not to keep him on the NHL roster for the rest of the season.
Two shots off the post and a missed chance on a breakaway, combined with a series of penalties, contributed to the Wild inability to score against Calgary's backup goalie.
The Wild came home and faced a backup goalie for a team that surrenders the most goals in the NHL, has the worst save percentage, the 29th-ranked penalty kill and the worst goal differential in the league. So, naturally, the Wild lose 1-zip.
With rookie Joel Eriksson Ek getting fourth-line minutes and staring at a potential second consecutive healthy scratch Tuesday night, the Wild has a significant decision to make.
Winger, out injured since Oct. 27, could return tonight vs. Flames.
When Tyler Graovac steps that first toe onto the ice at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, it'll be a dream come true.
The Flyers show better spark and make the Wild pay for its breakdowns.
The Wild recorded a season-high 44 shots, and got three points from Eric Staal for the first time in his Wild career.
Undrafted, Zack Mitchell spent five years playing for the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm, then signed with the Wild and spent two full seasons in Iowa without even a call-up.
McPhee, who spent 17 years with the Washington Capitals, was hired to manage the soon-to-be named team in July.
"A million scenarios" figure into Wild winger's possible move to hometown team.
After running a hard practice for nearly an hour, coach Bruce Boudreau sounded like a drill sergeant as he urged players during the ensuing skate-a-thon.
The Wild is 5-for-34 this season with a man advantage, a 14.7 percentage that ranks 20th in the NHL. On the road, the Wild ranks dead last at 5 percent (1-for-20).
In the middle of a scoreless third period Saturday afternoon, Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog went toe-to-toe.
Six games into his NHL career, the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft looks as if he belongs. But the Wild is carefully considering how to handle Joel Eriksson Ek's career.
Bruce Boudreau is used to coaching teams with gamebreakers such as Alex Ovechkin and Corey Perry, and it remains to be seen if the Wild has that type of player.
The Wild's up-and-down ways surfaced Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center in a 2-1 loss to the Sabres. The Wild had "no life and no energy" in the first period, coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Jordan Schroeder feels he has done a good job staying positive despite the constant shuttle between Minnesota and AHL Iowa.
Only 14 skaters — four fewer than the number allowed to dress for a game — took part in Monday's practice because of injuries, illness and serious salary-cap issues.
Wild goalie is happy for his Ottawa counterpart who edged him out for the No. 1 star.
Despite almost every game going AWOL for at least one period of hockey, the Wild has so far overcome the spurts of inadequacy and a series of injuries.
Forward Zach Parise is being hampered by a foot injury suffered two games ago from blocking a shot by Boston's Brandon Carlo
Two nights after blanking Boston, Devan Dubnyk made 19 of his 38 saves in the second period for his 21st career shutout. It was the second time in his career he posted consecutive shutouts.
Zac Dalpe and Tim Schaller, each trying to make an impression on their new coaches, were trying to fire up their individual teams
"It's a goalie's curse," the Wild's Devan Dubnyk said. "I could probably tell you exactly how every goal went in for the last probably several seasons."
In his third NHL game, 19-year-old Joel Eriksson Ek had three assists to help the Wild win on the road for the first time this season.
Wild rookie Joel Eriksson Ek's parents, Anna and Clas, plan to fly from Sweden for Saturday's home game against Dallas "if I'm still here."
Bruce Boudreau held a remedial session of sorts on Monday in Boston. Once again, he tried to jam certain facets of his system into the brains of his Wild players.
Zach Parise scored two goals, including the 300th of his career, but the Islanders scored three times in the second and third periods to send the Wild to another road loss.
Minnesota scored first on Joel Eriksson Ek's tally, but made crucial errors down the stretch.
The 19-year-old from Sweden became the seventh Wild player in history to score in his first game. The first was Marian Gaborik in 2000. The last one to do so before Saturday was Mikael Granlund in 2013.
Former star defenseman who once dealt hits now imparts his wisdom.
Minor-league journeyman Zac Dalpe played a key role by scoring the tying goal before Eric Staal won it.
Defenseman Matt Dumba wound up playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday because Marco Scandella wasn't able to go because of an illness.
NHL rookie Auston Matthews wowed the Wild — from afar — with his four-goal debut last week for the Maple Leafs. And now Toronto comes to town Thursday.
While Los Angeles hit the pipe three times in the first period, the Wild scored three times in under 5 minutes in the second and hung on against the Kings.
One of these nights, maybe Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings, Zach Parise will become the third Minnesota-born 300-goal scorer.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk, like the Wild, was handicapped by a backbreaking penalty kill last season, which mysteriously tumbled from first in the NHL in 2014-15 to 27th.
The 6-3, 204-pound Christian Folin suited up in place of Mike Reilly on Saturday for the Wild. Reilly had a tough opener Thursday in St. Louis.
Age, contract realities make the Wild's core hungry for a breakthrough this season. The home schedule opens Wednesday night against the Jets.
The Wild was overpowered by the Blues in Bruce Boudreau's Minnesota coaching debut, falling 3-2 in St. Louis. "We were a step behind it seemed all night long," Boudreau said.
Running a bench is a lot more complex than when the Wild's Bruce Boudreau and the St. Louis Blues' Ken Hitchcock began coaching.
With a new coach and a new top-line center, the Wild must walk before it can run
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