Dante Fabbro put on a Predators jersey after being selected 17th overall in the 2016 NHL draft as Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton looked on. Fenton

Wild names Paul Fenton general manager

The former NHL player has been with the Nashville organization for 20 seasons, including 12 as assistant GM.

Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

May 21
Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Tuch (89) scores on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period NHL Western Conference Finals game
Welcome to Impossible.

Vasilevskiy turns East final around for Lightning

May 20
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) stops a shot from Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson (18) during the third period o
May 21
Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton had a ceremonial duty in the 2016 NHL draft when he helped first-round pick Dante Fabbro don the Preda

About Paul Fenton

ABOUT PAUL FENTONPosition: Named Monday as the Wild's general manager.Age: 58 (born Dec. 22 1959 in Springfield, Mass.)Family: Wife Nona; sons P.J. and Owen. Owen…
May 16
Kappo Kahkonen

Wild signs 21-year-old Finnish goalie Kaapo Kahkonen

A standout in the Finnish Elite League, Kahkonen was also the goalie for Finland's gold medal junior team in 2016.
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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May 16
Gov. Mark Dayton posed for a photo with, from left, Whitecaps captain Winny Brodt Brown, league founder and commissioner Dani Rylan, and deputy commis

Pro women's hockey league expands with addition of Minnesota team

The Minnesota Whitecaps, formed in 2004, are joining the National Women's Hockey League, bringing the highest level of pro women's hockey to the state for the first time.
May 14
Is Wild GM search taking forever? You must have forgotten 2009

Is Wild GM search taking forever? You must have forgotten 2009

There has been a fair amount of grumbling recently that the Wild’s search to replace General Manager Chuck Fletcher seems to be taking too long. Is that a valid point?
May 14
Judging personalities is an underrated front-office skill. (Clockwise from top left): the Twins' Miguel Sano has great physical gifts, but needs to de

Souhan: Analytics crunch numbers but give personalities short shrift

You want to win a championship? You'd better have the right kinds and combinations of people on your team.


  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 53 18 11 117 28-9-4 25-9-7
    Winnipeg 52 20 10 114 32-7-2 20-13-8
    Minnesota 45 26 11 101 27-6-8 18-20-3
    Colorado 43 30 9 95 28-11-2 15-19-7
    St. Louis 44 32 6 94 24-17-0 20-15-6
    Dallas 42 32 8 92 26-12-3 16-20-5
    Chicago 33 39 10 76 18-18-5 15-21-5
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 51 24 7 109 29-10-2 22-14-5
    Anaheim 44 25 13 101 26-10-5 18-15-8
    San Jose 45 27 10 100 25-13-3 20-14-7
    Los Angeles 45 29 8 98 23-15-3 22-14-5
    Calgary 37 35 10 84 17-20-4 20-15-6
    Edmonton 36 40 6 78 19-18-4 17-22-2
    Vancouver 31 40 11 73 16-18-7 15-22-4
    Arizona 29 41 12 70 16-21-4 13-20-8
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113 29-10-2 25-13-3
    Boston 50 20 12 112 28-8-5 22-12-7
    Toronto 49 26 7 105 29-10-2 20-16-5
    Florida 44 30 8 96 27-11-3 17-19-5
    Detroit 30 39 13 73 16-16-9 14-23-4
    Montreal 29 40 13 71 18-14-9 11-26-4
    Ottawa 28 43 11 67 16-19-6 12-24-5
    Buffalo 25 45 12 62 11-25-5 14-20-7
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 49 26 7 105 28-11-2 21-15-5
    Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100 30-9-2 17-20-4
    Philadelphia 42 26 14 98 22-13-6 20-13-8
    Columbus 45 30 7 97 26-12-3 19-18-4
    New Jersey 44 29 9 97 23-14-4 21-15-5
    Carolina 36 35 11 83 19-16-6 17-19-5
    NY Islanders 35 37 10 80 19-18-4 16-19-6
    NY Rangers 34 39 9 77 21-16-4 13-23-5
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 42
    J. Zucker MIN 33
    M. Granlund MIN 21
    N. Niederreiter MIN 18
    Z. Parise MIN 15
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 46
    R. Suter MIN 45
    M. Dumba MIN 36
    E. Staal MIN 34
    (2) Players 31
  • Points
    E. Staal MIN 76
    M. Granlund MIN 67
    J. Zucker MIN 64
    R. Suter MIN 51
    M. Dumba MIN 50
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.52
    A. Stalock MIN 2.85
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1624
    A. Stalock MIN 716
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 35
    A. Stalock MIN 10
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 49
    P. Laine WPG 44
    W. Karlsson VGK 43
    E. Malkin PIT 42
    E. Staal MIN 42
  • Assists
    C. Giroux PHI 68
    B. Wheeler WPG 68
    C. McDavid EDM 67
    J. Voracek PHI 65
    M. Barzal NYI 63
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 108
    C. Giroux PHI 102
    N. Kucherov TB 100
    E. Malkin PIT 98
    N. MacKinnon COL 97
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    C. Hutton STL 2.09
    A. Raanta ARI 2.24
    M. Fleury VGK 2.24
    C. Crawford CHI 2.27
    P. Rinne NSH 2.31
  • Saves
    F. Andersen TOR 2029
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1908
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1892
    H. Lundqvist NYR 1862
    C. Talbot EDM 1848
  • Wins
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 44
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 44
    P. Rinne NSH 42
    F. Andersen TOR 38
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 37
  • Sunday, May 20
    Vegas 2, Winnipeg 1, F
  • Monday, May 21
    Washington 3, Tampa Bay 0, F
  • Today, May 22
  • Wednesday, May 23
    Washington @ Tampa Bay
  • Thursday, May 24
  • Friday, May 25
  • Saturday, May 26
  • Sunday, May 27
May 12
Roseau product Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is one Western Conference series victory away from skating in the Stanley Cup Final.

Reusse: Jets have Up North fan bases in their corner

Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien grew up in Roseau, 22 miles west of Warroad and the archrival for hockey supremacy in the northwest corner of Minnesota.
May 11

Wild has three names on short list for GM job

Reported GM finalsits include executive with ties to Leipold.
May 11
Travis Boyd was the 177th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals and made his NHL debut this season at age 24.

Travis Boyd gets first taste of NHL playoffs with the Capitals

Washington rookie Travis Boyd hasn't spent much time in the NHL, but the Hopkins native has crammed plenty of memorable moments into his limited experience.
May 10

NHL Eastern Conference final preview

A look at the matchup between the Capitals and Lightning.
May 10
Cam Atkinson, left, of the United States scores the winning goal past Latvia's goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikins, right, and Latvia's Kristaps Sotnieks, cen

USA rallies for OT victory over Latvia in world hockey championship

Cam Atkinson scored in overtime to give the United States a 3-2 win over Latvia on Thursday, its fourth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship.
May 10
94 saves! 5 overtimes! Ex-Minnesota prep goalie stars in AHL playoff thriller

94 saves! 5 overtimes! Ex-Minnesota prep goalie stars in AHL playoff thriller

Alex Lyon, who stopped all but one of the 95 shots he faced in an American Hockey League playoff game that ended early Thursday morning, was honored as Minnesota's best high school goalie a few years ago.
May 9
Fans in Las Vegas watch a second-round playoff game outside T-Mobile Arena.

Reusse: Playoffs show success of Gary Bettman-era NHL expansion

Nashville, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas and soon Seattle are alive with hockey fever while the NBA has settled for relocating teams in secondary markets like Oklahoma City,
May 9
Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27), center Jonathan Marchessault and right wing Alex Tuch (89) celebrated Tuch’s goal against San Jose in

Vegas Golden Nights: The most successful expansion franchise ever

North Score: Wild fans might not want to hear it, but the Golden Knights used the scraps from 30 teams, including Erik Haula and Alex Tuch, to make first-year history.
May 7
Sports misery? Move over, Minnesota. D.C. has the title

Sports misery? Move over, Minnesota. D.C. has the title

Washington's teams in the four major men's sports -- NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB -- have not made it to a conference title game in 20 years and have lost in all 13 tries.
May 7
Revisiting Wild's deal that helped expansion Vegas reach the conference finals

Revisiting Wild's deal that helped expansion Vegas reach the conference finals

Few people could have seen any of this coming — not even the biggest Vegas Golden Knights optimist or the biggest Wild pessimist.
May 7
2017 Wild Preview

2017 Wild Preview

Big expectations for Charlie Coyle, concerns about Zach Parise's back and the acquisition of larger, more physical players are among the themes for the Wild as the 2017-18 regular season begins.
May 4
Johnny Gaudreau, center, of the United States celebrates with teammates Patrick Kane, right, and Blake Coleman, left, after scoring a goal during the

Anders Lee scores; USA beats Canada 5-4 in world hockey shootout

Cam Atkinson's goal past former Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper in the sixth round of the shootout gave the Americans the victory in the IIHF World Championship opener.
May 4
Canadian politician thinks U.S. commentators ruining hockey

Canadian politician thinks U.S. commentators ruining hockey

David Adams Richards, a Canadian senator, went on quite the verbal journey earlier this week. The upshot: American commentators are ruining Canada’s national sport.
May 3
Minnesota Wild Eric Staal (12). ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï cgonzalez@startribune.com ñ April 17, 2018, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup P

Listen: If we ran the Minnesota Wild, here's what we would do ...

Chris Hine and Michael Rand break down the Wild salary cap and figure out how the new general manager -- whenever the hire is made -- should proceed. .. Also, a look inside why the Twins have been so bad this season and why the Vikings aren't even a lock for the playoffs next year.
May 3
Granlund is Finland's World Cup captain; 4 Minnesotans on Team USA

Granlund is Finland's World Cup captain; 4 Minnesotans on Team USA

Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov will also participate in the tournament after helping Russia to gold at the recent Olympic Games.

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