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Complete coverage of the Minnesota Wild and the NHL featuring players Kirill Kaprizov, Matt Boldy, Jared Spurgeon, Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Foligno, and Marc-Andre Fleury. Latest MN Wild scores, player stats, schedule, standings, game highlights and sports commentary from the Star Tribune.

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and dejected teammates leave the ice after a deflating loss to the Jets on April 6. The Wild went 0-10-1 against Central

Wild reflect on disappointing season: 'I don't want to be in this spot'

Injuries and inconsistent play, not to mention salary cap woes, kept the Wild out of the playoffs as they ponder what needs to change.

Scoggins: 'Wait one more year' can't be the Wild's plan. Thankfully, it isn't.

April 20
Every season with Kirill Kaprizov on the roster has a chance to be special.
Logic and cap math might suggest next season is a layover. Wrong. You don't waste even one season when you have a superstar.
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Emerance Maschmeyer stops 35 and Brianne Jenner has a hat trick as Ottawa beats Minnesota 4-0

April 20
Ottawa goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer makes a pad-save on a breakaway by Minnesota's Denisa Krizova during the first period Saturday.
From start to finish, Emerance Maschmeyer was Ottawa's best player making 35 saves in a 4-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Wild
April 19
Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury ponders a question from reporters at Xcel Energy Center on Friday.

Wild rumblings: Gustavsson wants to return, Faber played despite broken ribs

Coach John Hynes will lead the U.S. world championship team in May, which could include Matt Boldy.
St. Paul
April 19
Video of a chain attack Thursday in downtown St. Paul was shot from a hotel window.

Video goes viral of man enduring 'shocking' chain whipping on downtown St. Paul street

The video was shot from a hotel room window by Kevin Weekes, a hockey analyst with ESPN.
Wild
April 18
Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello trips Seattle center Yanni Gourde during the second period Thursday in the final game of the season for both teams.

Wild fall to Kraken in final game: 'Disappointing. Just like our season.'

Kirill Kaprizov scored his 46th goal of the season, but it was another loss in a wave of many that ultimately ended without a trip to the playoffs. The focus now shifts to the NHL draft.
Randball
April 18
Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and other Wild players leave the ice after a loss to Winnipeg earlier this month.

Can things get better for the Wild after a disappointing season?

A team with playoff aspirations stumbled at the start and couldn't fully regroup. Hockey writer Sarah McLellan and host Michael Rand discuss why. Also, Twins talk and an awkward Caitlin Clark moment.
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April 18
The Wild are likely to be hampered by some of the same contract issues that shaped their roster during this season, when they failed to make the playo

Expect another year of roster troubles from the Wild. Here's why.

Long-term deals for veterans and the ongoing aftershocks of the Parise and Suter contracts will limit what the Wild can do in 2024-25. Here's why.
Wild
April 17
Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov needs three goals against Seattle to set a career high.

Kirill Kaprizov has a shot at career high in goals in season finale

Kirill Kaprizov is three goals shy of his career high, among other individual milestones in play for the regular-season finale.
Sports
April 17
The Class of 2021 Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame inductees (clockwise from top left) were: Maya Moore, Annie Adamczak Glavan, Carrie Tollefson, Brianna

Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame: A class-by-class list of all members

Who's in the Star Tribune Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame? From Bernie Bierman to the latest class, here's the list:
Wild
April 17
Marc-Andre Fleury of the Wild took the net before a game in November at Xcel Energy Center.

Who'll be back? Wild's goalie situation taking shape for next year.

Will the netminder of the future be ready? And what about the two veterans? One of those questions was answered Wednesday morning.
Sports
April 17
Kendall Coyne Schofield (26) of Minnesota compiled six points in four games before the PWHL break.

Scorching hot before the PWHL's break, Minnesota returns Thursday at Montreal

Minnesota vs. Montreal features two stars from the world championships. Kendall Coyne Schofield had nine points in that tournament, and Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals to help Canada win gold.
Minnesota Wild players celebrate their 6-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 at the Xcel Entry Center in St. Paul, Minn. ] RE
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Wild
April 17
Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save against Ottawa earlier this month.

Wild sign goalie Fleury to contract extension for 2024-25 season

The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer joined the Wild during the 2022 season in a trade-deadline deal with Chicago and played his 1,000th game this season.
Wild
April 17
Wild winger Liam Ohgren celebrates with Jonas Brodin after scoring a goal against San Jose on Saturday.

Neal: Eulogy for a bad season. May the Wild's future come quickly.

A eulogy is when one says nice things about someone, right? That's the intention here as the season winds down to Thursday's final game.
Wild
April 16
Wild defenseman Brock Faber fights off Kings winger Adrian Kempe to control the puck during Monday night's game in Los Angeles.

Wild's defense had all kinds of problems — and one breakout star

Brock Faber's emergence as an all-purpose specialist should make the former Gophers standout a Rookie of the Year finalist and a big part of the Wild's future.
Wild
April 16
Frederick Gaudreau is the newest parent on the Minnesota Wild. “Our hearts have been exploded in the best way possible,” he said.

Gaudreau returns as a new parent for Wild, who top Kings

"Our hearts have been exploded in the best way possible," Frederick Gaudreau said after leaving the team to be with his wife, Kjersten, for the birth of their son.
Wild
April 14
Wild left wing Liam Ohgren (28) skates with the puck against the Golden Knights during the first period Friday in Las Vegas.

Wild visit Kings for their season's penultimate game

The Wild finish their road trip with a shot at revenge against Los Angeles.
Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov is trying to keep progressing — in hockey skills as well as speaking English — after two outstanding seasons in the NH
Minnesota Wild profile As Kaprizov makes his mark on the NHL, he works to master English
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Russian winger Kirill Kaprizov, entering his third season in North America, has become conversational with his Wild teammates.
Wild
April 14
The Wild's Matt Boldy (12), Kirill Kaprizov, center, and Joel Eriksson Ek (14) formed one of the most effective lines in the NHL this season.

Wild's scoring was top heavy, but balance wasn't there

Kirill Kaprizov, Joel Eriksson Ek and Matt Boldy did most of the heavy lifting among the forwards.
Wild
April 14
Wild rookie Liam Ohgren (28) celebrates after scoring his first career NHL goal, coming in his second game, Saturday night against the Sharks in San J

Wild rout Sharks 6-2 behind mish-mash lineup of veterans and prospects

Liam Ohgren scored his first goal, Jesper Wallstedt made 27 saves and Kirill Kaprizov scored twice to give him 44 goals on the season.
Wild
April 14
There were a lot of scrambles around the net this season for the Wild, but not many of them resulted in goals.

What went wrong for the Wild this season? A little bit of everything.

The Wild's chief Central Division foes were faster, stronger and more skilled. As a result, the season comes to an end without a trip to the playoffs.
Wild
April 13
Making his NHL debut, Wild left wing Liam Ohgren (28) looks on during a first-period faceoff against the Golden Knights on Friday night in Las Vegas.

Despite loss in Vegas, 'Dream come true' for Wild's Ohgren

The rookie from Sweden made his NHL debut Friday night as a disappointing Wild season draws to a close.
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April 13

Wallstedt to make third NHL start as Wild visit Sharks

Wild goalie Jesper Wallstedt will make his third NHL start looking to follow his 24-save shutout of Chicago last weekend.
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April 12
The Minnesota Wild's 19th pick, center, Liam Ohgren, puts on his jersey during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Montr

Liam Ohgren will make NHL debut for Wild tonight vs. Vegas

The Golden Knights are still fighting for a playoff spot but have been playing poorly in recent games.