Nathan MacKinnon, left, scores a third-period goal that Wild coach Dean Evason argued never went into the net.

Wild West showdown: Colorado slips past Wild for 4-3 shootout win

Kirill Kaprizov had two goals, including the tying score with the goalie pulled. But it wasn't enough as the Avalanche benefited from a controversial score to win its 14th in a row at home.

Wild's Kaprizov enhances reputation for making big plays in big moments

January 17
Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov came up with the game-tying goal not once, but twice in the third period Monday in an eventual 4-3 shootout loss to the Av
"He's on a mission every time he goes out there," says winger Jordan Greenway, after Kirill Kaprizov twice scored game-tying goals on Monday.

Trio of Gophers chasing gold medal dreams with U.S. men's hockey team

January 17
Gophers men’s hockey players who will play for the United States at the Beijing Games (left to right): Matthew Knies, Brock Faber and Ben Meyers
Brock Faber, Ben Meyers and Matthew Knies get a chance to represent U.S. after NHL opted out of Beijing Olympics.
Wild
January 17
Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, left, made a glove-save of a shot off the stick of Kirill Kaprizov to end the shootout.

Wild-Colorado game recap

Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz made 25 stops in relief and blocked all three Wild attempts in the shootout.
Wild
January 17
“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.

Avalanche a good measuring stick for Wild in competitive Central

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 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.

Recuperating Talbot holds high hopes for Wild when it gets healthy

The Wild's top goalie, who has been out since the Winter Classic, expects the team to be among the league's best.
Star Tribune Wild beat writer Sarah McLellan in front of her closet in her hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. This was from Day 9 in quarantine.
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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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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Colorado 25 8 3 53 16-2-1 9-6-2
    St. Louis 23 11 5 51 16-4-2 7-7-3
    Nashville 24 14 3 51 11-7-0 13-7-3
    Minnesota 22 10 3 47 12-3-1 10-7-2
    Winnipeg 17 12 6 40 10-6-1 7-6-5
    Dallas 18 16 2 38 14-4-1 4-12-1
    Chicago 15 18 6 36 8-7-3 7-11-3
    Arizona 9 24 4 22 5-13-1 4-11-3
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 23 15 2 48 12-10-2 11-5-0
    Los Angeles 20 15 5 45 13-9-2 7-6-3
    Anaheim 19 15 7 45 12-6-4 7-9-3
    San Jose 21 17 2 44 11-8-2 10-9-0
    Calgary 18 11 6 42 5-4-4 13-7-2
    Vancouver 18 18 3 39 8-7-1 10-11-2
    Edmonton 18 15 2 38 10-7-0 8-8-2
    Seattle 11 23 4 26 7-12-2 4-11-2
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 27 9 5 59 14-4-3 13-5-2
    Florida 26 8 5 57 21-3-0 5-5-5
    Toronto 24 9 3 51 14-4-1 10-5-2
    Boston 22 12 2 46 12-7-1 10-5-1
    Detroit 18 17 5 41 13-6-2 5-11-3
    Buffalo 12 20 7 31 6-11-3 6-9-4
    Ottawa 11 19 2 24 5-10-0 6-9-2
    Montreal 8 25 5 21 5-10-1 3-15-4
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Carolina 26 8 2 54 12-4-1 14-4-1
    NY Rangers 25 10 4 54 10-3-2 15-7-2
    Washington 22 9 9 53 11-5-5 11-4-4
    Pittsburgh 23 10 5 51 10-5-2 13-5-3
    Columbus 17 18 1 35 11-6-1 6-12-0
    Philadelphia 13 18 8 34 6-8-4 7-10-4
    Philadelphia 13 18 8 34 6-8-4 7-10-4
    New Jersey 14 18 5 33 9-7-3 5-11-2
    NY Islanders 13 13 6 32 6-6-3 7-7-3
    NY Islanders 13 13 6 32 6-6-3 7-7-3
  • Goals
    R. Hartman MIN 16
    K. Kaprizov MIN 16
    M. Foligno MIN 14
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 11
    M. Zuccarello MIN 11
  • Assists
    K. Kaprizov MIN 28
    M. Zuccarello MIN 21
    A. Goligoski MIN 19
    K. Fiala MIN 16
    (2) Players 14
  • Points
    K. Kaprizov MIN 44
    M. Zuccarello MIN 32
    R. Hartman MIN 30
    K. Fiala MIN 25
    M. Foligno MIN 23
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    K. Kahkonen MIN 2.58
    C. Talbot MIN 3.00
  • Saves
    C. Talbot MIN 710
    K. Kahkonen MIN 323
  • Wins
    C. Talbot MIN 15
    K. Kahkonen MIN 7
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 27
    L. Draisaitl EDM 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
    V. Hedman TB 34
    C. McDavid EDM 34
  • Points
    A. Ovechkin WAS 55
    L. Draisaitl EDM 54
    C. McDavid EDM 53
    J. Huberdeau FLA 53
    N. Kadri COL 49
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    F. Andersen CAR 1.99
    I. Shesterkin NYR 1.99
    T. Jarry PIT 2.08
    J. Campbell TOR 2.13
    J. Markstrom CGY 2.18
  • Saves
    J. Saros NSH 951
    T. Demko VAN 914
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 851
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 846
    A. Nedeljkovic DET 799
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 23
    F. Andersen CAR 20
    J. Saros NSH 20
    S. Bobrovsky FLA 19
    (2) Players 19
  • Monday, January 17
    Detroit 3, Buffalo 2, F Colorado 4, Minnesota 3, F San Jose 6, Los Angeles 2, F
    Arizona 5, Montreal 2, F Seattle 3, Chicago 2, F New Jersey @ Toronto
    NY Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1, F St. Louis 5, Nashville 3, F Pittsburgh 5, Vegas 3, F
  • Tuesday, January 18
    Carolina 7, Boston 1, F Columbus @ NY Islanders Buffalo 3, Ottawa 1, F
    Detroit @ Philadelphia NY Islanders 4, Philadelphia 3, F Washington 4, Winnipeg 3, F
    Vancouver 3, Nashville 1, F Montreal 5, Dallas 3, F Calgary 5, Florida 1, F
    Chicago @ Edmonton Tampa Bay 6, Los Angeles 4, F
  • Today, 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
  • Sunday, January 23
    Winnipeg @ Pittsburgh Ottawa @ Columbus Los Angeles @ New Jersey
    Florida @ Seattle St. Louis @ Vancouver
  • Monday, January 24
    Anaheim @ Boston Los Angeles @ NY Rangers Dallas @ Philadelphia
    Vegas @ Washington Montreal @ Minnesota St. Louis @ Calgary
    Chicago @ Colorado
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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