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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.

Bobby Hull as a fan convention in 2019. The former NHL superstar died at age 84.

Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet, dies at 84

When Bobby Hull got the puck, he was tough to stop. He had blazing speed, a hard slap shot and tons of confidence.

Checking in on the Wild's season progress at the All-Star break

January 29
Wild forwards Matt Boldy (12) and Joel Eriksson Ek are on track for career years in offensive numbers despite the team’s defense-first mentality.
The Wild sit third in the Central Division, but how did they get there, and what's on the horizon as the playoffs chase continues?

Wild glide into All-Star break with shootout victory over Buffalo

January 29
Wild center Frederick Gaudreau scores past Sabres goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen in Saturday’s shootout
Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Frederick Gaudreau capitalized in Saturday's shootout, lifting the Wild to a 27-17-4 record going into their bye week and the All-Star break.
January 29
Matt Boldy couldn’t hide his delight after scoring a go-ahead goal against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Boldy's offensive prowess back in play for Wild during four-game point streak

Matt Boldy was pivotal against the Flyers on Wednesday, with two goals to go along with an assist on the game-winner.
January 28

Wild-Buffalo game recap

A quick look at Saturday night's shootout victory.
January 27
Watch: Wild's Ryan Reaves on Star Tribune Instagram Live

Watch: Wild's Ryan Reaves on Star Tribune Instagram Live

Reaves was joined by Star Tribune hockey writer Sarah McLellan for an Instagram Live chat. There was no shortage of questions from hockey fans.
January 27
Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped a breakaway by Philadelphia’s Owen Tippett on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Fleury making saves, dropping jaws as milestone chase continues

As the Wild continue to jockey for position in the Central Division, Marc-Andre Fleury's performance in net has kept them in games.
Minnesota Wild’s Brandon Duhaime (21) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hock
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January 27
Defenseman Jared Spurgeon is one point shy of tying Ryan Suter for fourth all-time in Wild scoring.

Wild vs. Buffalo preview: Streaking Sabres offer milestone chance for Spurgeon

The Sabres are on a five-game win streak heading into Saturday's clash at the Xcel Energy Center.
January 27
Bill Butters during North Stars training camp in 1978.

Reusse: For Hockey Day in White Bear, the name Bill Butters always pops up

A standout in football and hockey, Butters played for the Gophers, Fighting Saints and North Stars.
January 27
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Reaves (75) and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Nicolas Deslauriers (44) fought  in the first period. The Minnesota Wild

Night of fights features Wild knocking off Flyers in OT, ending losing streak

The night ended when Mats Zuccarello scored the winning goal after Ryan Reaves, Marcus Foligno and two of their teammates dropped gloves against the Flyers as part of snapping a three-game losing streak.
January 26

Gallery: Wild win over Flyers 3-2 in overtime

Mats Zuccarello's goal at 2:08 of overtime gave the Wild a 3-2 victory at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night.
January 26

Wild-Philadelphia game recap

A quick look back at Thursday's overtime game at Xcel Energy Center.
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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January 26
Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) waved to fans on the glass after he scored in the second period of the game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at Xc

Live: Wild try to end losing streak. Follow the action on Gameview

The Wild lost three straight on the road and are at the X to play the Flyers. Tap here for play-by-play, scoring updates and results from around the NHL.
January 26
Ryan Hartman’s checkered play has caused him to be a healthy scratch for the Wild.

Hartman a healthy scratch for Wild after penalties upset coach

For the second time in a week, the Wild made a regular in their lineup a healthy scratch. This time it's Ryan Hartman. "He's going to be accountable for his actions in the last game," Dean Evason said.
January 26
Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek has three goals and three assists in a three-game point streak.

Wild back home to regroup after three-game losing streak

The Wild have not lost four games in a row so far this season, and have the road-ready Flyers on Thursday night at the X.
January 25
Tampa Bay right wing Corey Perry deflects the puck past Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for a goal during the second period

Tampa Bay's tie-breaker caroms off Hartman in Wild's third straight loss

Tampa Bay beat the Wild for the first time in nine games over five seasons, with the game-winner coming on a shot that deflected off Ryan Hartman with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining.
January 24

Tuesday's Wild-Tampa Bay game recap

Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist for the Wild in the loss.
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.
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January 24
Sibling referees Sedona Stumpf and D.J. Stumpf chatted during a break in officiating youth hockey games Friday.

Solution to high school official shortage? Starting them young

A brother and sister have followed their father's lead by working youth games, and a Twin Cities teacher offers a class in a try at growing a too-small pool of officials and umpires.
January 23
Wild winger Ryan Reaves is eighth among active NHL players in penalty minutes.

Wild to meet Lightning to end four-game East Coast trip

The Wild have dropped their past two games entering this matchup with the defending Eastern Conference champions.
January 22
Wild winger Brandon Duhaime went in for a shot against Panthers goaltender Alex Lyon on Saturday.

On Florida road trip, Wild players bring family along for the ride

A two-game swing over four days in the Sunshine State means deep-sea fishing, golf and a trip to the horse track for Wild players and their invited guests.
January 21
Baudette’s Alex Lyon denied the Wild’s Jordan Greenway en route to a 5-3 Panthers victory.

Saturday's Wild-Florida game recap

The winning Panthers goalie, Alex Lyon, is from Baudette.
January 21
Wild center Connor Dewar and Panthers center Nick Cousins battled in the third period Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla.

Wild again stung by costly mistakes in 5-3 loss to Panthers

The Wild lost their second in a row on their road trip with another tough test coming up at Tampa Bay.
January 20
Matt Dumba

Wild-Florida game preview: Matt Dumba set to be healthy scratch again

The Wild face the Panthers, who have won three of their past four games.