Wild left wing Ryan Hartman, left, celebrates his goal with left wing Jordan Greenway against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period

Wild flips script: Starts strong, scores on power play, holds on to beat Anaheim

The power play snapped finally came through, more players contributed on offense and goaltending stabilized the entire operation to end the Wild's successful opening road trip.

A day after trade, defenseman Ian Cole steps into Wild lineup

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Ian Cole was traded from Colorado to the Wild on Tuesday, and stepped right into the Minnesota lineup.
Because both Colorado and Minnesota were in the Los Angeles area, the transition was as easy as possible.

Third line remains Wild's best in win over Ducks

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Third line remains Wild's best in win over Ducks
The Wild finished its season-opening four-game road trip at 3-1 and in each of those victories, the third line contributed a vital third-period goal.
Wild
January 20

Wild-Anaheim game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
The Wild Beat
January 20
Kaapo Kahkonen made a save against Anaheim on Dec. 10, 2019 at Xcel Energy Center.

Kahkonen gets first 2021 start in goal for Wild tonight vs. Ducks

The addition of newly-acquired defenseman Ian Cole won't be the only change to the Wild's lineup tonight at Anaheim
Wild
January 20
Ian Cole

Defensive swap: Wild trades Pateryn to Colorado for veteran Ian Cole

Cole lifted the Stanley Cup twice with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017 when Bill Guerin was Pittsburgh's assistant GM.
Wild
January 20
Wild goalie Cam Talbot makes a save during the third period of the team’s game against the Los Angeles Kings in an empty Staples Center.

DoorDash, Shake Shack: Wild players adjust to new rules of the road

Rules have been implemented to stay safe while traveling, including a 13-page document from the NHL intended to keep teams as healthy as possible.
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Sports
January 19

Gameday preview: Wild at Anaheim

After getting blanked 1-0 by the Ducks on Monday, the Wild gets a chance to earn a split during its last test on a four-game road trip.
Wild
January 19
Wild goaltender Cam Talbot stopped a shot by the Ducks during the second period Monday.

No late-game magic this time as Wild loses 1-0 to Anaheim

Goalie Cam Talbot didn't give up a goal until midway through the third period while the Wild attack suffered from inaccurate shots and power-play struggles.
The Wild Beat
January 19
Wild's power-play struggles continue in shutout loss to Ducks

Wild's power-play struggles continue in shutout loss to Ducks

The Wild controls the puck most of the time, and players are getting quality looks on net. But the power play hasn't been a success.

nhl

  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    St. Louis 42 19 10 94 23-7-5 19-12-5
    Colorado 42 20 8 92 18-9-6 24-11-2
    Dallas 37 24 8 82 19-12-3 18-12-5
    Winnipeg 37 28 6 80 20-14-3 17-14-3
    Nashville 35 26 8 78 17-14-4 18-12-4
    Minnesota 35 27 7 77 19-11-5 16-16-2
    Chicago 32 30 8 72 16-14-4 16-16-4
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 39 24 8 86 22-11-4 17-13-4
    Edmonton 37 25 9 83 17-11-6 20-14-3
    Calgary 36 27 7 79 16-13-4 20-14-3
    Vancouver 36 27 6 78 22-9-4 14-18-2
    Arizona 33 29 8 74 17-12-4 16-17-4
    Anaheim 29 33 9 67 16-15-5 13-18-4
    Los Angeles 29 35 6 64 19-13-2 10-22-4
    San Jose 29 36 5 63 17-17-2 12-19-3
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Boston 44 14 12 100 22-4-9 22-10-3
    Tampa Bay 43 21 6 92 22-10-2 21-11-4
    Toronto 36 25 9 81 18-9-7 18-16-2
    Florida 35 26 8 78 17-14-4 18-12-4
    Montreal 31 31 9 71 14-17-6 17-14-3
    Buffalo 30 31 8 68 20-11-4 10-20-4
    Ottawa 25 34 12 62 18-13-6 7-21-6
    Detroit 17 49 5 39 12-23-2 5-26-3
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 41 20 8 90 18-10-5 23-10-3
    Philadelphia 41 21 7 89 25-6-4 16-15-3
    Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86 23-8-4 17-15-2
    Carolina 38 25 5 81 19-12-2 19-13-3
    Columbus 33 22 15 81 20-12-4 13-10-11
    NY Islanders 35 23 10 80 20-9-6 15-14-4
    NY Rangers 37 28 5 79 18-16-2 19-12-3
    New Jersey 28 29 12 68 13-11-10 15-18-2
  • Goals
    M. Dumba MIN 2
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 2
    N. Bonino MIN 1
    J. Brodin MIN 1
    (5) Players 1
  • Assists
    K. Kaprizov MIN 4
    J. Greenway MIN 3
    R. Suter MIN 3
    G. Pateryn MIN 2
    (3) Players 1
  • Points
    K. Kaprizov MIN 5
    M. Dumba MIN 3
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 3
    J. Greenway MIN 3
    R. Suter MIN 3
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    C. Talbot MIN 2.27
  • Saves
    C. Talbot MIN 87
    K. Kahkonen MIN 22
  • Wins
    C. Talbot MIN 2
    K. Kahkonen MIN 1
  • Goals
    B. Boeser VAN 4
    P. Kessel ARI 4
    T. Konecny PHI 4
    B. Ryan DET 4
    (18) Players 3
  • Assists
    J. Eichel BUF 6
    L. Draisaitl EDM 5
    T. Hall BUF 5
    Q. Hughes VAN 5
    M. Stone VGK 5
  • Points
    M. Stone VGK 7
    T. Konecny PHI 6
    T. Hertl SJ 6
    M. Marner TOR 6
    (2) Players 6
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    B. Elliott PHI 1.30
    T. Rask BOS 1.46
    J. Saros NSH 1.50
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1.50
  • Saves
    M. Koskinen EDM 155
    M. Blackwood NJ 109
    J. Binnington STL 105
    F. Andersen TOR 93
    B. Holtby VAN 91
  • Wins
    F. Andersen TOR 2
    J. Bernier DET 2
    J. Binnington STL 2
    M. Blackwood NJ 2
    (13) Players 2
  • Tuesday, January 19
    Florida 5, Chicago 4, F New Jersey 4, NY Rangers 3, F Winnipeg 4, Ottawa 3, F
    Philadelphia 3, Buffalo 0, F Pittsburgh 5, Washington 4, F Dallas @ Tampa Bay
    Detroit 3, Columbus 2, F Carolina @ Nashville Colorado 3, Los Angeles 2, F
  • Wednesday, January 20
    Edmonton 3, Toronto 1, F San Jose 2, St. Louis 1, F Minnesota 3, Anaheim 2, F
    Vancouver 6, Montreal 5, F Vegas 5, Arizona 2, F
  • Today, January 21
    Philadelphia @ Boston Florida @ Carolina Tampa Bay @ Columbus
    New Jersey @ NY Islanders Winnipeg @ Ottawa Montreal @ Vancouver
    Colorado @ Los Angeles
  • Friday, January 22
    NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh Edmonton @ Toronto Buffalo @ Washington
    Detroit @ Chicago San Jose @ Minnesota Nashville @ Dallas
    Vegas @ Arizona Colorado @ Anaheim
  • Saturday, January 23
    Florida @ Carolina Tampa Bay @ Columbus Montreal @ Vancouver
    Philadelphia @ Boston Los Angeles @ St. Louis Ottawa @ Winnipeg
  • Sunday, January 24
    Detroit @ Chicago Buffalo @ Washington Vegas @ Arizona
    Toronto @ Calgary NY Islanders @ New Jersey NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh
    Colorado @ Anaheim Nashville @ Dallas San Jose @ Minnesota
    Los Angeles @ St. Louis Edmonton @ Winnipeg
  • Monday, January 25
    Ottawa @ Vancouver
  • Tuesday, January 26
    Pittsburgh @ Boston NY Rangers @ Buffalo Tampa Bay @ Carolina
    Florida @ Columbus Philadelphia @ New Jersey NY Islanders @ Washington
    Los Angeles @ Minnesota Chicago @ Nashville Edmonton @ Winnipeg
    Detroit @ Dallas St. Louis @ Vegas Anaheim @ Arizona
    Toronto @ Calgary San Jose @ Colorado
Wild
January 18

Wild-Anaheim game recap

Ducks winger Nicolas Deslauriers broke a scoreless stalemate in the third period with the game's only goal.
Wild
January 18
Kirill Kaprizov moved the puck up ice Thursday in Los Angeles.

Rookie Kaprizov is NHL's No. 1 star in opening week

Kirill Kaprizov became the third player in NHL history to score an overtime goal in his league debut and the first to have overtime points in his first two career games.
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The Wild Beat
January 18
Victor Rask

Rask will center top line as unbeaten Wild plays Anaheim tonight

The same players who skated during wins over the Kings will be on the ice against the Ducks.
Wild
January 17
Wild goalie Cam Talbot snared a shot during Thursday’s victory in Los Angeles.

Wild goalie Talbot takes good breaks with the bad

Two rallies and two overtime victories have marked new goaltender Cam Talbot's debut with the Wild. He's been good (and a bit lucky).
Wild
January 17
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba had two goals in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Kings, including the game-tying goal with two seconds remaining

Wild-Anaheim game preview

The Wild (2-0) wraps up its season-opening, four-game road trip with two games in Anaheim. With a victory, the Wild will start a season 3-0 for the first time since 2015.
The Wild Beat
January 17
Wild sticks with same script, tops Kings in OT for second straight game

Wild sticks with same script, tops Kings in OT for second straight game

Saturday night in Los Angeles, the Wild became the first team to win its first two games of a season by overcoming a multi-goal deficit in the third period.
Wild
January 17
Wild players congratulate Marcus Johansson, front center, on his overtime goal against the Los Angeles Kings

Another one: Johansson's OT goal gives Wild a win over Los Angeles

After claiming Round 1 in overtime Thursday, the Wild followed a similar script by overcoming a two-goal deficit in the third period to eke out a 4-3 overtime victory – starting 2-0 for the first time since 2015.
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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January 17
Wild rookie Kaprizov appreciates Parise's mentorship

Wild rookie Kaprizov appreciates Parise's mentorship

Zach Parise has been riding shotgun with rookie Kirill Kaprizov since training camp opened, and he remained in lockstep with Kaprizov during the 23-year-old's dazzling three-point NHL debut Thursday
Sports
January 17

Saturday's Wild-Kings game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.
Sports
January 16
Ryan Pitman is the owner of Eastlake Brewery, which was among the businesses supported by the Wild’s Matt Dumba.

Reminders of home spur Matt Dumba's support of Lake Street businesses

The Wild defenseman raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help rebuild the neighborhood damaged in riots last summer.
Sports
January 16
Randall Smith is hopeful that his car detailing business will be aided by a $250,000 donation from the Vikings.

Minnesota teams pledged $40M for justice. Where is it going?

George Floyd's death spurred aggressive commitments of financial support and team involvement. Recipients sense a new desire from owners and athletes to create genuine relationships that go deeper than in the past.
Wild
January 16
Rask promoted to Wild's top line for Round 2 vs. Kings

Rask promoted to Wild's top line for Round 2 vs. Kings

Viktor Rask will be play with wingers Zach Parise and Kirill Kaprizov Saturday at Staples Center when the Wild and Kings reunite for Round 2 after the Wild rallied for a 4-3 overtime win in the season opener Thursday.
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Wild
January 16
Kirill Kaprizov met with reporters via Zoom on Friday.

Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov on debut: 'It was an amazing moment for me'

A game-winning goal in overtime put the young Russian in a big spotlight in Minnesota.
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Minnesota 3-1 1 1 1 3
Anaheim 1-2-1 0 2 0 2
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  • Montreal

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  • Arizona

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