Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is pacing the room watching the NHL playoffs this spring. “I can’t stand the idea we’re not in.”

Reusse: For Boudreau and Wild, it's torture on the outside looking in

On Monday, Boudreau was starting his third week of digesting the fact that the 2018-19 Wild was only his second team in a dozen NHL seasons to miss the playoffs.
April 21
Jordan Greenway

NHL rookie line helped Iowa Wild reach AHL playoffs for first time

The arrival of Ryan Donato, Jordan Greenway and Luke Kunin to the Iowa Wild after the Minnesota Wild's season was over led to the AHL team's late surge.
April 18
Ryan Suter, in 2010.

Wild's Suter to play in World Championships

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the World Championships in May.
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April 17
Wild signs Providence forward Duhaime to entry-level contract

Wild signs Providence forward Duhaime to entry-level contract

Drafted in the fourth round, 106th overall in 2016, Brandon Duhaime was named the Wild's most improved player during the team's 2017 development camp.
April 17

After firing three, Wild hires new director of hockey operations

The Wild continued to reshuffle its front office Wednesday, naming Chris O'Hearn as director of hockey operations. He'd worked previously for Calgary and Arizona.
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April 17
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Tuesday announced a lease extension that will keep the Minnesota Wild at the Xc

Wild commits to playing in St. Paul through 2035

The team and city reached 10-year deal to keep games at Xcel Energy Center, with the Wild eyeing upgrades to arena and parking.
April 16
Parity parties: Underdogs pulling off big upsets in first week of NHL, NBA playoffs

Parity parties: Underdogs pulling off big upsets in first week of NHL, NBA playoffs

As of Tuesday morning, lower seeds in the NHL playoffs are 13-11. In the NBA, they are 4-6 — including the Clippers’ stunning comeback win over top-seeded Golden State.
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April 15
Wild General Manager Paul Fenton needs to recharge the team’s offense.

Can Wild find answers in offseason to spark its offense next season?

The Wild faces an offseason of uncertainty after its streak of six consecutive years making the playoffs came to an end.


  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 47 29 6 100 25-14-2 22-15-4
    Winnipeg 47 30 5 99 25-12-4 22-18-1
    St. Louis 45 28 9 99 24-15-2 21-13-7
    Dallas 43 32 7 93 24-14-3 19-18-4
    Colorado 38 30 14 90 21-14-6 17-16-8
    Chicago 36 34 12 84 19-14-8 17-20-4
    Minnesota 37 36 9 83 16-18-7 21-18-2
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Calgary 50 25 7 107 26-10-5 24-15-2
    San Jose 46 27 9 101 25-11-5 21-16-4
    Vegas 43 32 7 93 24-12-5 19-20-2
    Arizona 39 35 8 86 20-17-4 19-18-4
    Vancouver 35 36 11 81 20-16-5 15-20-6
    Anaheim 35 37 10 80 19-14-8 16-23-2
    Edmonton 35 38 9 79 18-19-4 17-19-5
    Los Angeles 31 42 9 71 17-21-3 14-21-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 62 16 4 128 32-7-2 30-9-2
    Boston 49 24 9 107 29-9-3 20-15-6
    Toronto 46 28 8 100 23-16-2 23-12-6
    Montreal 44 30 8 96 25-12-4 19-18-4
    Florida 36 32 14 86 20-13-8 16-19-6
    Buffalo 33 39 10 76 21-15-5 12-24-5
    Detroit 32 40 10 74 17-19-5 15-21-5
    Ottawa 29 47 6 64 18-19-4 11-28-2
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 48 26 8 104 24-11-6 24-15-2
    NY Islanders 48 27 7 103 24-13-4 24-14-3
    Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100 23-14-4 21-12-8
    Carolina 46 29 7 99 24-13-4 22-16-3
    Columbus 47 31 4 98 22-17-2 25-14-2
    Philadelphia 37 37 8 82 19-18-4 18-19-4
    NY Rangers 32 36 14 78 18-14-9 14-22-5
    New Jersey 31 41 10 72 20-14-7 11-27-3
  • Goals
    Z. Parise MIN 28
    E. Staal MIN 22
    J. Zucker MIN 21
    J. Spurgeon MIN 14
    K. Fiala MIN 13
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 40
    Z. Parise MIN 33
    E. Staal MIN 30
    J. Spurgeon MIN 29
    K. Fiala MIN 26
  • Points
    Z. Parise MIN 61
    E. Staal MIN 52
    R. Suter MIN 47
    J. Spurgeon MIN 43
    J. Zucker MIN 42
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.54
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1714
    A. Stalock MIN 472
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 31
    A. Stalock MIN 6
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 51
    L. Draisaitl EDM 50
    J. Tavares TOR 47
    S. Stamkos TB 45
    P. Kane CHI 44
  • Assists
    N. Kucherov TB 87
    C. McDavid EDM 75
    B. Wheeler WPG 71
    M. Marner TOR 68
    B. Burns SJ 67
  • Points
    N. Kucherov TB 128
    C. McDavid EDM 116
    P. Kane CHI 110
    L. Draisaitl EDM 105
    B. Marchand BOS 100
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    J. Binnington STL 1.89
    B. Bishop DAL 1.98
    R. Lehner NYI 2.13
    T. Greiss NYI 2.28
    J. Campbell LA 2.30
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1872
    F. Andersen TOR 1796
    C. Price MON 1791
    J. Markstrom VAN 1730
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1714
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 39
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 37
    F. Andersen TOR 36
    M. Jones SJ 36
    (2) Players 35
  • Sunday, April 21
    Boston 4, Toronto 2, F San Jose 2, Vegas 1, F
  • Monday, April 22
    Carolina 5, Washington 2, F Dallas 2, Nashville 1, F
  • Today, April 23
    Toronto @ Boston Vegas @ San Jose
  • Wednesday, April 24
    Carolina @ Washington
  • Thursday, April 25
  • Friday, April 26
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Sunday, April 28
April 12
Spurgeon contract talks an offseason priority for Wild

Spurgeon contract talks an offseason priority for Wild

Fixing the offense is likely to headline the Wild's summer, but the defense is also poised to receive attention, with a new contract for Jared Spurgeon near the top of the list.
April 12
Zach Parise spoke to reporters Tuesday as Wild players clean out their lockers. Parise led the Wild with 28 goals despite missing eight games.

Wild's scoring leaders dropped off but vow to 'come back ready to go'

Jason Zucker, Eric Staal and Zach Parise hope to improve their outputs next season after missing the playoffs in 2019.
April 12
Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker, left, and Eric Staal celebrate Zucker's second goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL ho

After subpar seasons, can Wild's Staal, Zucker return to form?

Both forwards had big drop-offs from their 2017-18 production. Sarah McLellan and Randy Johnson discuss their chances of matching past performances.
April 11

Wild will pick 12th in June draft

The Wild had a 3 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick.
Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
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April 11
Jason Zucker talked to reporters as Wild players cleaned out their lockers Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild winger Zucker faces uncertain summer

After some of his buddies were traded during the season, he could be on the block as a hot commodity.
April 11
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau and General Manager Paul Fenton appeared at a season ending news conference Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Boudreau gets vote of confidence; Parise finished year with broken foot

The Wild missed the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, and players were realistic as they cleaned out their lockers. "We've got a lot of work to do," said winger Zach Parise.
April 11
Injuries to captain Mikko Koivu, left, and defenseman Matt Dumba, right, highlighted the Wild's scoring issues.

Wild will retool on fly when Koivu, Dumba return

After being shut out 11 times, the team must figure out a way to score more goals.
April 10
2019: An NHL playoff preview oddity

2019: An NHL playoff preview oddity

The playoffs start tonight, and if you like your information packaged in rambling fictional prose and Haiku poetry, this is the place to be.
April 9
Wild confident it can rebound quickly from down season

Wild confident it can rebound quickly from down season

Wild players cleaned out their lockers Tuesday, as the team reconvened at Xcel Energy Center to discuss how to improve after missing out on the playoffs.
April 9
Andrew Brunette

Wild dismiss Brunette from player personnel job

Andrew Brunette, director of player personnel for the Wild, was an assistant general manager under GM Chuck Fletcher before Fletcher lost his job a year ago.
April 8

NHL draft lottery: order is revealed Tuesday

There will be three drawings. The first determines the No. 1 pick, the second the No. 2 pick, the third the No. 3 pick.
April 8
Paul Fenton

Wild a long shot to move up from 11th NHL lottery spot

After finishing with 83 points, 11th among the clubs in the lottery, the Wild has a 3 percent chance of landing the top pick.
April 8
Wild winger J.T. Brown

Wild's Brown arrested on suspicion of public intoxication

J.T. Brown appeared in 56 games for the Wild, scoring three goals. He was arrested early Saturday in Dallas on suspicion of public intoxication, according to police documents.

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