Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) scrambles for a puck that bounced off his leg during the first period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey f

Horrendous start headlines Wild's latest playoff demise

After getting creamed 5-0 by the Jets Friday at Bell MTS Place, the Wild has been eliminated in five games in back-to-back years.

Boudreau: Wild needs 'everybody on board' to stave off elimination

April 20
Boudreau: Wild needs 'everybody on board' to stave off elimination
"We're not a team that can survive with eight players playing good and the rest just being mediocre.," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said after Friday morning's workout in Winnipeg.

Rau, Murphy added as Wild shakes up things for Game 5

April 19
Rau, Murphy added as Wild shakes up things for Game 5
Needing an offensive spark after being shut out in Game 4, the Wild mixed up its look during practice Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.
Wild
April 18
Josh Morrissey (44) and Eric Staal (12) in the first period.

Jets' Morrissey to have hearing today for cross-check on Staal

Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety. A suspension would further subtract from an already depleted Jets blue line.
Wild
April 17
Josh Morrissey (44) and Eric Staal (12) in the first period.

Boudreau: No penalty on cross-check to Staal cost Wild Game 4

Tension on the ice escalated to a new level in Game 4 when center Eric Staal took a cross-check to the neck from Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey during a Wild power play. No penalty was called.
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
April 17
Boudreau: Wild still 'desperate hockey club' in 'must-win' Game 4

Boudreau: Wild still 'desperate hockey club' in 'must-win' Game 4

The Wild needs a victory tonight at the X to even the series; the Jets are still complaining that Marcus Foligno wasn't disciplined for a collision that has sidelined defenseman Tyler Myers.
Wild
April 16
Jets' top line quieted by Wild in Game 3 win

Jets' top line quieted by Wild in Game 3 win

The ability to have last change and influence the on-ice matchups more frequently seemed to be a reason why the Wild could start to claw its way back into the series.
Wild
April 15
Playoff newcomers shine in Wild's Game 3 win over Jets

Playoff newcomers shine in Wild's Game 3 win over Jets

Forwards Jordan Greenway and Marcus Foligno scored their first playoff goals, and defenseman Nick Seeler had two assists.
Wild
April 15
Wild glad to be home for Game 3 but not expecting easy challenge from Jets

Wild glad to be home for Game 3 but not expecting easy challenge from Jets

The Wild went 27-6-8 at home during the regular season, a source of confidence as it tries to recalibrate after a pair of losses in Winnipeg.
Wild
April 14
Passengers stood in Delta Airlines' special services line as they tried to rebook their flights after MSP grounded all flights due to the snow.

Jets return to Winnipeg from Duluth, will fly to MSP on Sunday morning

The team's plane was diverted to Duluth, but there was no way they could get to the Twin Cities on Saturday.
Wild
April 13
Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) takes down Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playo

Wild in familiar 0-2 hole after overwhelmed by Jets

The Wild is 0-2 in a playoff series for a fourth straight time.
Wild
April 13
Wild keeps same lineup, hopes for different results vs. Jets

Wild keeps same lineup, hopes for different results vs. Jets

That means it'll be up the group that was outshot 40-20 Wednesday in the 3-2 loss make that discrepancy shrink.
Wild
April 12
Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) checks Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff ser

Wild looking to be 'more assertive' in Game 2 vs. Jets

The eagerness to improve for Game 2 Friday was front and center when the Wild regrouped Thursday.
Wild
April 11
Wild bemoans 'missed opportunity' in series-opening loss to Jets

Wild bemoans 'missed opportunity' in series-opening loss to Jets

The Wild led 2-1 in the third period before a turnover and unfortunate deflection keyed the Jets' rally.
Wild
April 11
Key for Wild in Stanley Cup opener? Getting lead on the Jets

Key for Wild in Stanley Cup opener? Getting lead on the Jets

Three years ago, when Bruce Boudreau was behind the bench for the Ducks, Anaheim swept the Jets -- and getting ahead of them was key.
Wild
April 10
The Detroit Red Wings' Frans Nielsen, right, shoots against the Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon during first period action at Little

Spurgeon, Coyle making their points on Wild power play

In preparation for Wednesday's playoff opener at Winnipeg, the Wild worked on its power play Tuesday, with one unit featuring Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon on the points.
Wild
April 9
Ennis vs. Greenway lineup decision won't be made until Wednesday

Ennis vs. Greenway lineup decision won't be made until Wednesday

The look the Wild used in its first postseason practice Monday at the X could very well be the lineup it rolls out Wednesday for Game 1 at Winnipeg.
Wild
April 8
The Wild's Zach Parise (11) is double teamed by Winnipeg's Toby Enstrom (39) and Kyle Connor (81)

Wild-Jets first-round playoff series starts Wednesday in Winnipeg

Puck drop is 6 p.m. for the opening-round game.
Wild
April 8
Rookies make presence felt in Wild's win over Sharks in regular-season finale

Rookies make presence felt in Wild's win over Sharks in regular-season finale

The lineup the Wild utilized in Game No. 82 was unlike the look it had for its regular-season debut, a change that was underscored by who showed up on the scoresheet.
Wild
April 7
Dubnyk to start Wild's regular-season finale vs. Sharks

Dubnyk to start Wild's regular-season finale vs. Sharks

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk will start the team's regular-season finale Saturday against the Sharks in San Jose, but how much of the game he'll actually end up playing is up in the air.
Wild
April 6
Wild reassigns Carson Soucy to Iowa, setting up Louie Belpedio NHL debut

Wild reassigns Carson Soucy to Iowa, setting up Louie Belpedio NHL debut

The Wild reassigned Carson Soucy to the American Hockey League Friday – paving the way for Louie Belpedio to make his NHL debut Saturday in the team's regular-season finale in San Jose against the Sharks.
Wild
April 6
Wild expecting 'great test' from Jets in first-round matchup

Wild expecting 'great test' from Jets in first-round matchup

This will be the first time the Wild has faced the Jets in the playoffs.
Wild
April 5
Wild signs defenseman Belpedio to entry-level deal

Wild signs defenseman Belpedio to entry-level deal

The 21-year-old defenseman played the past four seasons at Miami-Ohio before joining the Iowa Wild for the past 10 games.
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