Ryan Hartman of the Wild chased the puck with Colorado’s J.T. Compher on Monday.

West showdown: Avalanche slips past Wild with 4-3 shootout victory

Kirill Kaprizov had two goals, including the tying marker with the goalie pulled, in the loss.

Recuperating Talbot holds high hopes for Wild when it gets healthy

January 15
Wild goalie Cam Talbot gave up six goals in two periods to St. Louis in the Winter Classic before leaving because of a lower body injury.
The Wild's top goalie, who has been out since the Winter Classic, expects the team to be among the league's best.

Avalanche a good measuring stick for Wild in competitive Central

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“We want to go in there and take two points,” Wild alternate captain Marcus Foligno said of the upcoming game against the Avalanche in Colorado.
A five-point gap in standings is a realistic indicator of the progress Wild has to make to climb closer to the top.
Wild
January 16
Wingers Kirill Kaprizov, left, and Mats Zuccarello are firing on all cylinders for the Wild. Kaprizov has 10 points in his past five games played, whi

Wild-Colorado game preview: Kaprizov, Zuccarello are on a tear

The Wild plays a holiday matinée game in Denver against an Avalanche team that doesn't lose at home.
Wild
January 15
Wild right wing Ryan Hartman celebrates scoring in the period Friday night in St. Paul.

Don't blink: Wild's quick scores set up dominant 7-3 win over Anaheim

Back-to-back scores from Matt Boldy and Mats Zuccarello four seconds apart were just one second shy of tying the Wild record for fastest two goals in team history. Six different Wild players scored and 10 earned at least a point.
Wild
January 14
Kirill Kaprizov of the Wild skated behind the net during the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.

All-Star magic plans? Wild's Kirill Kaprizov says, 'I don't have cool skill'

The team's leading scorer was selected to play in the league's showcase event in Las Vegas.
Wild
January 14

Friday's Wild-Anaheim game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
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The Wild Beat
January 14
Kirill Kaprizov is set to return to action on Friday against the Ducks at Xcel Energy Center after missing the last game with injury.

Kaprizov returns after Boston boarding injury, will play against Ducks tonight

Brandon Duhaime and Jordan Greenway have returned from COVID protocols for the Wild, who are playing their first game since beating Washington with a makeshift roster.
Sports
January 14
From Jan. 26 until Feb. 9, Gophers fans will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours to attend indoor

Updates: More on the COVID vaccine mandate and Twin Cities sports venues

The University of Minnesota announced its own guidelines for Minneapolis and outstate campuses; an outdoor World Cup qualifying soccer match at Allianz FIeld will fall under the St. Paul ordinance.
Wild
January 14
Jordan Greenway will return to the Wild lineup on Friday night.

As regulars return to Wild lineup, Eriksson Ek's comeback stopped by COVID

Kirill Kaprizov, Brandon Duhaime and Jordan Greenway all will be skating against the Anaheim Ducks.

nhl

  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Colorado 24 8 3 51 15-2-1 9-6-2
    Nashville 24 12 3 51 11-6-0 13-6-3
    St. Louis 22 11 5 49 15-4-2 7-7-3
    Minnesota 22 10 2 46 12-3-1 10-7-1
    Winnipeg 17 12 5 39 10-6-1 7-6-4
    Dallas 18 15 2 38 14-3-1 4-12-1
    Chicago 15 18 5 35 8-7-3 7-11-2
    Arizona 8 24 4 20 4-13-1 4-11-3
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 23 14 2 48 12-9-2 11-5-0
    Los Angeles 20 13 5 45 13-8-2 7-5-3
    Anaheim 19 15 7 45 12-6-4 7-9-3
    San Jose 20 17 2 42 10-8-2 10-9-0
    Calgary 17 11 6 40 4-4-4 13-7-2
    Edmonton 18 15 2 38 10-7-0 8-8-2
    Vancouver 17 18 3 37 8-7-1 9-11-2
    Seattle 10 23 4 24 6-12-2 4-11-2
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Florida 26 7 5 57 21-3-0 5-4-5
    Tampa Bay 26 9 5 57 14-4-3 12-5-2
    Toronto 24 9 3 51 14-4-1 10-5-2
    Boston 22 11 2 46 12-6-1 10-5-1
    Detroit 18 17 5 41 13-6-2 5-11-3
    Buffalo 11 20 7 29 6-11-3 5-9-4
    Ottawa 11 18 2 24 5-9-0 6-9-2
    Montreal 7 24 5 19 5-10-1 2-14-4
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    NY Rangers 25 10 4 54 10-3-2 15-7-2
    Carolina 25 8 2 52 12-4-1 13-4-1
    Washington 21 9 9 51 10-5-5 11-4-4
    Pittsburgh 22 10 5 49 10-5-2 12-5-3
    Columbus 17 18 1 35 11-6-1 6-12-0
    Philadelphia 13 17 7 33 6-8-3 7-9-4
    New Jersey 14 18 5 33 9-7-3 5-11-2
    NY Islanders 11 13 6 28 5-6-3 6-7-3
  • Goals
    R. Hartman MIN 16
    M. Foligno MIN 14
    K. Kaprizov MIN 14
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 11
    M. Zuccarello MIN 11
  • Assists
    K. Kaprizov MIN 28
    A. Goligoski MIN 19
    M. Zuccarello MIN 19
    K. Fiala MIN 16
    R. Hartman MIN 14
  • Points
    K. Kaprizov MIN 42
    R. Hartman MIN 30
    M. Zuccarello MIN 30
    K. Fiala MIN 24
    M. Foligno MIN 23
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    K. Kahkonen MIN 2.56
    C. Talbot MIN 3.00
  • Saves
    C. Talbot MIN 710
    K. Kahkonen MIN 288
  • Wins
    C. Talbot MIN 15
    K. Kahkonen MIN 7
  • Goals
    L. Draisaitl EDM 26
    A. Ovechkin WAS 26
    A. Matthews TOR 25
    C. Kreider NYR 24
    A. DeBrincat CHI 23
  • Assists
    J. Huberdeau FLA 38
    N. Kadri COL 35
    A. Fox NYR 34
    C. McDavid EDM 34
    V. Hedman TB 33
  • Points
    L. Draisaitl EDM 54
    A. Ovechkin WAS 54
    C. McDavid EDM 53
    J. Huberdeau FLA 53
    N. Kadri COL 49
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    I. Shesterkin NYR 1.99
    F. Andersen CAR 2.03
    T. Jarry PIT 2.05
    J. Campbell TOR 2.13
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 2.14
  • Saves
    J. Saros NSH 927
    T. Demko VAN 883
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 819
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 819
    J. Gibson ANH 794
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 22
    J. Saros NSH 20
    F. Andersen CAR 19
    S. Bobrovsky FLA 19
    J. Campbell TOR 19
  • Saturday, January 15
    Boston 4, Nashville 3, F Carolina 4, Vancouver 1, F New Jersey @ Montreal
    Washington 2, NY Islanders 0, F Florida 9, Columbus 2, F Toronto 6, St. Louis 5, F
    Ottawa @ Winnipeg Detroit 4, Buffalo 0, F NY Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2, F
    Tampa Bay 3, Dallas 1, F Chicago 3, Anaheim 0, F Colorado 5, Arizona 0, F
    Los Angeles 3, Seattle 1, F Vegas @ Calgary Ottawa 6, Edmonton 4, F
    Pittsburgh 2, San Jose 1, F
  • Sunday, January 16
    Vancouver 4, Washington 2, F Edmonton @ Winnipeg
  • Today, January 17
    Detroit 3, Buffalo 2, F Colorado 4, Minnesota 3, F San Jose 6, Los Angeles 1, 3rd, 10:30
    Arizona 4, Montreal 2, 3rd, 9:04 Chicago 0, Seattle 0, 2nd, 13:08 New Jersey @ Toronto
    Philadelphia @ NY Islanders Nashville @ St. Louis Pittsburgh @ Vegas
  • Tuesday, January 18
    Carolina @ Boston Columbus @ NY Islanders Buffalo @ Ottawa
    Detroit @ Philadelphia NY Islanders @ Philadelphia Winnipeg @ Washington
    Vancouver @ Nashville Montreal @ Dallas Florida @ Calgary
    Chicago @ Edmonton Tampa Bay @ Los Angeles
  • Wednesday, January 19
    Arizona @ New Jersey Toronto @ NY Rangers Colorado @ Anaheim
  • Thursday, January 20
    Washington @ Boston Dallas @ Buffalo Columbus @ Philadelphia
    Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Winnipeg @ Nashville Florida @ Edmonton
    Colorado @ Los Angeles San Jose @ Seattle Montreal @ Vegas
  • Friday, January 21
    NY Rangers @ Carolina Pittsburgh @ Columbus Dallas @ Detroit
    Arizona @ NY Islanders Minnesota @ Chicago Tampa Bay @ Anaheim
    St. Louis @ Seattle Florida @ Vancouver
  • Saturday, January 22
    Philadelphia @ Buffalo Winnipeg @ Boston Montreal @ Colorado
    Carolina @ New Jersey Arizona @ NY Rangers Toronto @ NY Islanders
    Ottawa @ Washington Detroit @ Nashville Chicago @ Minnesota
    Calgary @ Edmonton Tampa Bay @ San Jose
Wild
January 14
Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) celebrates a goal as New Jersey Devils center Michael McLeod (20) skates away during the first period of

Wild scoring leader Kaprizov, goalie Talbot chosen for NHL All-Star Game

Kirill Kaprizov is tied for seventh in scoring in the NHL with 40 points in 32 games; Cam Talbot is tied for eights among goalies in wins.
Olympics
January 14
Forward Ben Meyers is one of three Gophers hockey players headed to the Beijing Olympics.

Nine players with Minnesota ties named to U.S. men's Olympic hockey team

Three Gophers are among the players heading to Beijing. Players from Minnesota State, UMD and St. Cloud State are on the roster, too.
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Wild
January 13
Anaheim’s Troy Terry is among the NHL’s top goal scorers.

Wild gameday: Anaheim making its move in Pacific Division

The Ducks have used some young talent to put themselves in playoff position in the NHL.
Wild
January 13
Cam Talbot

Rosters for the NHL All-Star Game

The four divisions will have a three-on-three tournament Feb. 5 in Las Vegas.
The Wild Beat
January 13
Joel Eriksson Ek

Eriksson Ek out with COVID; Staal will play at Iowa to prep for Olympics

Center Joel Eriksson Ek, who also missed time recently with an injury, will be replaced by Victor Rask in the lineup Friday against Anaheim at the X.
Wild
January 13
Former Gophers forward Rem Pitlick (16), who was claimed off waivers by the Canadiens on Wednesday, had six goals and five assists in 20 games with th

Canadiens claim Pitlick from Wild on waivers

Minnesota native and former Gophers standout Rem Pitlick played 20 games for the Wild, scoring six goals.
Sports
January 12
Fans attending Wild games at Xcel Energy Center will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72

Minneapolis, St. Paul sports venues to require proof of vaccine or negative test

Fans attending indoor sports venues in the Twin Cities will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in the previous 72 hours.
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Wild
January 12
Dumba featured on debut of Star Tribune's Wild Instagram Q&A

Dumba featured on debut of Star Tribune's Wild Instagram Q&A

Hockey writer Sarah McClellan interviewed the Wild's Matt Dumba, who also answered questions from fans who sent in questions before and during the chat.
Wild
January 12
Wild defenseman Jon Merrill, who received a three-year contract extension Tuesday, has appeared in all 33 games this season. He’s tied for first on

Wild signs Merrill to three-year contract extension, waives Pitlick

Jon Merrill has become a fixture on the Wild blue line this season, appearing in all 33 games and chipping in three goals while tying for the team lead in blocked shots.
Gophers
January 11
Gophers hockey coach Bob Motzko expects to do quite a bit of juggling to his lineup for a variety of reasons, including injuries, the Olympics and COV

U faces dwindling roster between injuries, COVID-19, Olympics, NHL

The team is down four players and one staff member heading into a weekend series against Alaska.
Gophers
January 11
Former Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine, who signed with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, won the Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in

Going to Carolina, LaFontaine leaves 'piece of his heart' with Gophers

Goalie Jack LaFontaine is the first Gophers player to leave for the NHL midseason in nearly 15 years, signing with the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Wild
January 10
Kevin Fiala of the Wild scored a shootout goal against Washington’s Zach Fucale on Saturday night.

Fiala gets reprieve after penalty binge, helps Wild to dramatic victory

After being benched for three penalties in less than five minutes, Kevin Fiala made amends with his offense — including the game-winner in the shootout win over Washington.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
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Gophers
January 10
Minnesota goaltender Jack LaFontaine

Gophers star goalie LaFontaine leaves team to sign NHL deal

In a stunning move, Jack LaFontaine signed with the Carolina Hurricanes, ending his Gophers career a day after he helped Minnesota to a series sweep at Michigan State.
Final, 1/17 1 2 3 OT SO F
Minnesota 22-10-3 0 1 2 0 0 3
Colorado 25-8-3 2 0 1 0 1 4
NHL Scoreboard
  • Detroit

    Buffalo

     

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  • Minnesota

    Colorado

     

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  • Los Angeles

    San Jose

     

    - 3rd, 11:00

    1

    6

  • Montreal

    Arizona

     

    - 3rd, 10:34

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    4

  • Chicago

    Seattle

     

    - 2nd, 13:28

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  • New Jersey

    Toronto

    6:00 PM

  • Philadelphia

    NY Islanders

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  • Nashville

    St. Louis

    7:00 PM

  • Pittsburgh

    Vegas

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