Wild winger Kevin Fiala wants to be creative with the puck, as well as make the smart, safe plays.

Like the Wild, Fiala trying to find his potential

Kevin Fiala is the most skilled player on the Wild and one of its top producers over the past two-plus months. He also happens to be prone to turnovers and untimely penalties, the consequences of offensive risks.

Wild hoping to build off last win when it takes on Stars

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Minnesota Wild center Luke Kunin (19) tried to block a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) in the third period Thursday.
The Wild hosts the Stars after snapping a four-game losing streak Thursday.

With solid foundation, Stalock looks to continue strong play in Wild's net

January 18
Wild goaltender Alex Stalock stopped Tampa Bay right wing Nikita Kucherov.
In his first start since Jan. 9, Alex Stalock stopped 20 of 22 shots to beat Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
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About Kevin Fiala

In 61 games since being traded to the Wild, Fiala has 12 goals and 21 assists.
Wild
January 17

Wild vs. Dallas game preview

The Wild continues a seven-game homestand, its longest of the season, looking to win consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 23-27.
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Wild
January 17
Wild center Luke Kunin slapped at a rebound in front of Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney

New-look Wild cools off Lightning, hangs on to beat Tampa Bay 3-2

The Wild on Thursday rolled out a mostly new look to tackle Tampa Bay, which had won 11 of its previous 12 games.
Wild
January 16
Wild cleans up its play, rewarded with win over Lightning

Wild cleans up its play, rewarded with win over Lightning

Coach Bruce Boudreau recaps the 3-2 win over the Lightning.
Wild
January 16
Fewer penalties help Wild to slump-busting win over Lightning

Fewer penalties help Wild to slump-busting win over Lightning

The Wild took just two penalties Thursday, a major drop-off from its previous two games.

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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    St. Louis 30 11 8 68 17-4-4 13-7-4
    Colorado 27 15 6 60 13-7-4 14-8-2
    Dallas 27 16 4 58 15-7-2 12-9-2
    Winnipeg 25 19 4 54 11-11-2 14-8-2
    Chicago 23 20 6 52 11-11-3 12-9-3
    Nashville 21 18 7 49 10-9-4 11-9-3
    Minnesota 21 20 6 48 12-5-4 9-15-2
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Edmonton 26 18 5 57 12-8-3 14-10-2
    Calgary 26 19 5 57 13-7-3 13-12-2
    Arizona 26 20 5 57 12-10-2 14-10-3
    Vegas 25 19 7 57 14-10-3 11-9-4
    Vancouver 26 18 4 56 15-5-3 11-13-1
    San Jose 21 24 4 46 13-11-1 8-13-3
    Anaheim 19 24 5 43 11-9-3 8-15-2
    Los Angeles 18 27 5 41 11-10-1 7-17-4
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Boston 28 9 12 68 16-2-9 12-7-3
    Tampa Bay 29 15 4 62 15-7-2 14-8-2
    Florida 26 16 5 57 16-8-2 10-8-3
    Toronto 25 17 7 57 12-6-7 13-11-0
    Buffalo 22 19 7 51 14-6-3 8-13-4
    Montreal 22 21 7 51 10-12-4 12-9-3
    Ottawa 17 23 8 42 12-8-4 5-15-4
    Detroit 12 33 4 28 8-16-2 4-17-2
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 33 11 5 71 15-5-4 18-6-1
    Pittsburgh 30 13 5 65 17-5-3 13-8-2
    NY Islanders 28 15 4 60 15-7-3 13-8-1
    Philadelphia 26 17 6 58 16-4-4 10-13-2
    Columbus 25 16 8 58 15-9-2 10-7-6
    Carolina 27 18 3 57 15-8-1 12-10-2
    NY Rangers 23 19 4 50 13-8-2 10-11-2
    New Jersey 17 24 7 41 7-9-7 10-15-0
  • Goals
    Z. Parise MIN 17
    E. Staal MIN 16
    J. Zucker MIN 12
    M. Zuccarello MIN 11
    L. Kunin MIN 10
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 24
    E. Staal MIN 18
    J. Brodin MIN 17
    K. Fiala MIN 17
    (2) Players 15
  • Points
    E. Staal MIN 34
    R. Suter MIN 31
    Z. Parise MIN 29
    K. Fiala MIN 26
    (2) Players 24
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    A. Stalock MIN 2.96
    D. Dubnyk MIN 3.35
  • Saves
    A. Stalock MIN 587
    D. Dubnyk MIN 567
    K. Kahkonen MIN 157
  • Wins
    A. Stalock MIN 10
    D. Dubnyk MIN 8
    K. Kahkonen MIN 3
  • Goals
    D. Pastrnak BOS 36
    A. Matthews TOR 34
    A. Ovechkin WAS 31
    J. Eichel BUF 28
    (2) Players 27
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 49
    L. Draisaitl EDM 46
    J. Carlson WAS 45
    J. Huberdeau FLA 44
    B. Marchand BOS 43
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 74
    L. Draisaitl EDM 73
    D. Pastrnak BOS 68
    N. MacKinnon COL 68
    A. Panarin NYR 68
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    I. Samsonov WAS 2.10
    A. Khudobin DAL 2.13
    T. Jarry PIT 2.16
    D. Kuemper ARI 2.17
    B. Bishop DAL 2.22
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1122
    C. Price MON 1078
    F. Andersen TOR 1066
    J. Gibson ANH 1019
    D. Rittich CGY 1007
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 24
    F. Andersen TOR 22
    J. Binnington STL 22
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 21
    (3) Players 19
  • Thursday, January 16
    Boston 4, Pittsburgh 1, F Columbus 3, Carolina 2, F Florida 4, Los Angeles 3, F
    NY Rangers 3, NY Islanders 2, F Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1, F Calgary 2, Toronto 1, F
    Washington 5, New Jersey 2, F Vegas 4, Ottawa 2, F Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2, F
    Anaheim 4, Nashville 2, F Buffalo 4, Dallas 1, F Colorado 4, San Jose 0, F
    Vancouver 3, Arizona 1, F
  • Friday, January 17
    Anaheim 2, Carolina 1, F Pittsburgh 2, Detroit 1, F Tampa Bay 7, Winnipeg 1, F
  • Today, January 18
    Washington 6, NY Islanders 4, F Colorado 5, St. Louis 3, F Edmonton 7, Arizona 3, F
    Ottawa 5, Calgary 2, F Columbus 5, New Jersey 0, F Florida 4, Detroit 1, F
    Montreal 5, Vegas 4, F Philadelphia 4, Los Angeles 1, F Chicago 6, Toronto 2, F
    Nashville 2, Buffalo 1, 3rd, 3:24 Minnesota 4, Dallas 0, 2nd, 6:40 San Jose 0, Vancouver 0, 1st, 8:10
  • Sunday, January 19
    Boston @ Pittsburgh NY Islanders @ Carolina Winnipeg @ Chicago
    Columbus @ NY Rangers
  • Monday, January 20
    Detroit @ Colorado Florida @ Minnesota
  • Tuesday, January 21
    Vegas @ Boston Winnipeg @ Carolina NY Islanders @ NY Rangers
    Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia Florida @ Chicago
  • Wednesday, January 22
    Winnipeg @ Columbus Detroit @ Minnesota
  • Thursday, January 23
Wild
January 16
Wild defenseman Nick Seeler, during a game last season.

Seeler rejoins Wild after conditioning stint with Iowa

After sitting as a scratch for 35 of the Wild's first 41 games, including 11 in a row to close out the first half, Nick Seeler accepted a conditioning assignment to join Iowa.
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Wild
January 16

Wild-Tampa Bay game recap

A look back at Thursday's game.
Wild
January 16
Wild shuffles its forward lines before taking on the Lightning at home

Wild shuffles its forward lines before taking on the Lightning at home

Slipping down the standings amid a 1-5-1 slide, the Wild shuffled its forward lines Thursday ahead of facing the red-hot Lightning at Xcel Energy Center.
Wild
January 16
Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau talked with players along the boards during the team's outdoor practice on Jan. 1

Slumping Wild 'needed a break' to recharge mentally

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau seemed to be at wit's end following Tuesday's performance, which featured costly defensive breakdowns, too many penalties and a lineup-card mistake. Wednesday, the team had the day off.
Wild
January 15

Gameday preview: Wild vs. Tampa Bay

One of the hottest teams in the NHL, Tampa Bay (28-14-4) has won 11 of its past 12 games.
Wild
January 15
The Wild's Ryan Suter

Wild's Suter denied 'Last Men' All-Star nod, will accept rest

Ryan Suter was a candidate to represent the Central Division in the Jan. 26 NHL All-Star Game but will instead take the upcoming break to heal. Despite being hobbled, Suter hasn't missed any game action.
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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Wild
January 15
Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin (71) puts the puck behind Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk with Jared Spurgeon defending for a goal during the first period

Following lineup gaffe, Wild hits 'lowest point of the season' in blowout loss

Greg Pateryn dressed but was listed as a scratch on the official playing roster and had to leave Tuesday's game before it started. The Wild then lost 7-3 to the Penguins.
Wild
January 14
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild routed by Penguins after lineup mistake

Coach Bruce Boudreau recaps a 7-3 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday.
Wild
January 14

Wild-Pittsburgh game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Wild
January 14
Wild's Donato ushered into loss vs. Penguins after lineup error

Wild's Donato ushered into loss vs. Penguins after lineup error

Forward Ryan Donato was a late arrival to Tuesday's Wild game against the Penguins after a mix-up with the lineup card.
Wild
January 14
Zach Parise and the Wild face three surging opponents on the schedule.

Wild begins rugged stretch while mired in slump

This week's gantlet begins Tuesday at Pittsburgh, then home to face Tampa Bay and Central Division rival Dallas.
Wild
January 14
Sidney Crosby's return makes tough times even tougher for Wild

Sidney Crosby's return makes tough times even tougher for Wild

What was already billed as a challenging week got a bit tougher for the Wild with the news that Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby will return tonight after missing 28 games.
Wild
January 14
Vancouver's Troy Stecher (51) blasted the puck past Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk for a second-period goal in Minnesota's 4-1 loss at Xcel Energy Center on

Penalties, crucial lapse cost Wild in loss to Canucks

Two non-calls, a pair of Vancouver goals in 72 seconds and a special-teams takeover instigated by 13 penalties added up in the latest Wild loss.
Wild
January 13
Pittsburgh’s Tristan Jarry, who shares goaltending duties with Matt Murray, leads the NHL in goals-against average.

Wild-Pittsburgh game preview

Even without forward Sidney Crosby, who has missed 28 games because of a core muscle injury, the Penguins (28-12-5) have compiled one of the best records in the NHL.
Wild
January 12
Wild captain Mikko Koivu disputed a call with a referee in the second period.

Penalty killers fare well but log a heavy load of ice time

The Wild committed eight infractions and snuffed out seven, getting burned just once by Vancouver in the second period.
2nd, 10:51 1 2 3 T
Dallas 27-16-4 0 0 - 0
Minnesota 21-20-6 2 2 - 4

NHL Scoreboard

  • Washington

    NY Islanders

     

    - F

    6

    4

  • St. Louis

    Colorado

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Arizona

    Edmonton

     

    - F

    3

    7

  • Calgary

    Ottawa

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • New Jersey

    Columbus

     

    - F

    0

    5

  • Florida

    Detroit

     

    - F

    4

    1

  • Vegas

    Montreal

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Los Angeles

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Chicago

    Toronto

     

    - F

    6

    2

  • Buffalo

    Nashville

     

    - 3rd, 5:40

    1

    2

  • Dallas

    Minnesota

     

    - 2nd, 10:52

    0

    4

  • San Jose

    Vancouver

     

    - 1st, 11:10

    0

    0