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The Wild's severely depleted lineup is no excuse for lapses, coach Bruce Boudreau said after the team started the young season 1-1-2.
Saturday, Luke Kunin — born 37 days after Matt Cullen played his first NHL game — made his own NHL debut in the Wild's home opener against Columbus.
A big third period gave the Wild a 5-2 victory in Chicago, but the already undermanned team lost three more forwards to injury.
The league announced before the season it was cracking down on cheating in the faceoff circle. Officials have been told to be more vigilant about kicking players out for violations.
For the second day in a row, Zach Parise participated fully in a Wild practice, moving another step closer to getting back into the…
Goalie Alex Stalock was too polite to point out the defensive inadequacies that doomed the Wild to one point at Carolina rather than two. His coach wasn't.
With a four-day break on the horizon, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau hopes two ailing forwards — Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise — could be back in the lineup by Thursday.
Devan Dubnyk's backup could get work because of sparse early schedule.
Wild fought back into its season opener but couldn't stay there.
Winnik, who played throughout training camp on a professional tryout, is a Canadian citizen who requires a work visa to play in the U.S.
A loaded Central Division has the Wild's top priority making the playoffs again.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau experimented with his top defensive pairings during the team's training camp, but two days before the season opener in Detroit…
As much as Zach Parise wanted to play in Thursday's season opener at Detroit, the Wild winger said last week that he didn't want…
The 25-player roster will be built around a core of Europe-based pros and won't come together until February.
Olympians value free speech but anthem carries greater significance, officials said.
Zach Parise was pleased to finally get on the ice with the Wild on Friday but was careful to manage expectations.
As pleased as Bruce Boudreau was with Thursday's 1-0 victory over Winnipeg, the news about Zach Parise was a bigger lift.
Niklas Svedberg stopped 22 of 24 shots over two periods and Steve Michalek was perfect on 19 shots in the third period and overtime of the preseason opener.
Mikko Koivu said his aim is to remain healthy and productive, then consider another contract extension when the time arrives.
The Wild values veteran Kyle Quincey's willingness to play big brother to Mike Reilly and Gustav Olofsson, the youngsters trying to win a place on the roster.
Just before the puck dropped on the Wild's preseason opener at Winnipeg, the team announced captain Mikko Koivu has signed a two-year, $11 million…
Determination is a strong suit of Luke Kunin, the Wild's No. 1 pick (15th overall) in the 2016 NHL draft.
It took 10½ weeks for Marcus Foligno, 26, to officially become a member of the Wild and he wasted little time showing his new team he was ready to contribute,
The Wild takes the ice Friday to begin a new season, after last year's flameout in the first round of the playoffs.
The Pennsylvanian beat two-time champ Paul Simson.
With victories in their first two matches, the Gophers moved up two spots to No. 2 in the national volleyball rankings. Their coach wasn't impressed by the news.
Coach Peter Haugen didn't view the Gusties' 2011 visit to Cancun as a recruiting trip. But that's been the happy result of a service project.
A tenacious, tireless Lynx defense limited Phoenix's twin powers — Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner — to a total of 14 points. The 6-9 Griner had only two rebounds.
Coach Reeve was happier with the effort in Sunday's loss at New York than she was with the previous defeats in a 2-4 stretch that dates to Aug. 6.
Canterbury Park's Festival of Champions is the biggest day of the racing season for Minnesota-bred horses, and a pair of two-year-olds were impressive in different ways.
The Lynx, with three losses in the last four games, needs for healthy backups to 'think like Lindsay' Whalen, coach Cheryl Reeve said.
To a group not used to losing, two defeats in the past three games have inflicted an unfamiliar sting.
Far from the bluegrass, during the fitful Minnesota spring, the arrival of every new crop of foals renews grand dreams for breeders like Scott and Angie Rake.
Friday night's struggle struck in the third quarter, when the Lynx's eight points weren't enough
Maggie Ewen of St. Francis will compete Saturday in the hammer throw of the track and field world championships in London, capping a season packed with surprises.
Regan Smith's breakthrough at nationals altered her summer plans — and stature on swimming's world stage.
Steeped in Korean culture, Hannah and Marissa Brandt are on track to live their Olympic dreams in 2018.
New visa restrictions have created a labor crisis at Canterbury Park. The track in Shakopee can barely find enough workers to keep stables operating.
Mixed doubles will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time, and Team USA will be finalized in Minnesota.
In March, she was diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time in eight years.
An announced crowd of 6,762 turned out for a live, afternoon prelude to Saturday's main event at Canterbury Park: Kentucky Derby Day.
The 23 players selected will prepare in Tampa for the 2018 Games.
New Olympic women's hockey coach Robb Stauber wants his players to think creatively. "It's not about what we currently know. It's about what we're willing to learn," he said.
A Medina resident, former Gophers goalie Robb Stauber inherits a program striving to get back to the top of the Olympic podium.
"I don't want it to be a story,'' he said. "My goal is not to beat the Minnesota Wild for me. My goal is for us as a group to keep getting better, and keep seeing what we're capable of.''
Stastny, who has been out since March 21 because of a foot injury, practiced on the Blues' top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz on Friday.
Wednesday's 2-0 triumph was only a tiny step for the Wild, one that turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-1 hole. And matching that effort in Game 5, Bruce Boudreau said, won't cut it.
Coach Bruce Boudreau wanted players to do anything other than obsess over the task they face in their first-round playoff series against St. Louis.
Vladimir Sobotka left the KHL at the end of its season in March, returned to St. Louis and had to adapt on the fly
Ryan Reaves, Kyle Brodziak and Scottie Upshall stepped up with the right dose of physical play that Mike Yeo wanted to see from his team.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Thursday he thought defensemen Christian Folin and Jonas Brodin looked "a little bit nervous" in Wednesday night's Game 1 loss.
Ivan Barbashev, a 21-year-old from Moscow, has quickly earned the trust of coach Mike Yeo.
Veteran Wild teammates said Tuesday they expect youngsters Christian Folin and Joel Eriksson Ek will adapt well to playoff hockey
While others chatter about his play in March — as well as his lackluster playoff statistics — Devan Dubnyk has faith that his early-season form reflects his authentic self.
During a sensational rookie season as UMD goalie Hunter Miska has proudly shown off a bright gold mask adorned with images of the Bulldogs logo, Duluth's Lift Bridge and his own pet bulldog, Bo.
After 33 consecutive road games, the No. 7 Gophers' softball team returned home Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep over South Dakota.
Before Sunday's game against Colorado, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was in no mood to sugarcoat his feelings. Then his team got off to the quick start he wanted to see.
In hindsight, Dubnyk said, the two-game break was good for him. He has played 63 games this season, and his statistics dipped in March, with a 2-7-2 record over a three-week period.
The winger, sporting an angry purple bruise under his eye, practiced Friday.
The winger was hurt when the Capitals' Tom Wilson accidentally stuck him in the eye with his stick.
The Gophers will lament the missed chances and mistakes that created a rueful ending to a game that had begun so well but ended their season.
The fourth-ranked River Hawks have lost only one game since losing four in a row in January.
Greetings from SNHU Arena in Manchester, N.H., where the top-seeded Gophers will play Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m. today in the NCAA Northeast Regional.
Gophers defenseman Jake Bischoff ignored the pain in blocking 87 shots this season. "You've just got to be willing to have a little pain for your teammates," he said.
Sophomore goalie Eric Schierhorn enters his first NCAA tournament looking for letters — Ws, to be exact — not numbers.
The only other in-state team to make the tournament was Minnesota Duluth, the No. 1 seed in the West Regional in Fargo and No. 2 seed overall.
North Dakota will play down the road in Fargo and host that regional.
Vinni Lettieri has had his best year as a Gopher, and he's looked good doing it.
The 23-member team announced Wednesday it will not play in the world championships unless USA Hockey makes "meaningful progress'' toward more equitable treatment of the women's program.
Three win top Big Ten awards, but freshman defenseman Ryan Lindgren is out for the year because of a lower-leg injury that will require surgery.
After Saturday's pregame ceremony to honor his team's six seniors, Gophers coach Don Lucia thought his players seemed drained of emotion.
Gophers men shut out MSU to keep their streak of conference success.
Sporting a head full of hockey hair, Ryan White has brought grit and physicality to the Wild since being traded from Arizona on Feb. 26.
Early lead, solid goaltending send visitors to tight victory.
With Christian Folin sidelined for at least three weeks because of an arm injury, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau expected the team would recall a defenseman from its AHL affiliate in Iowa. He needed one sooner than he thought.
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