In a memorable week in March 1981, Neal Broten held up his new North Stars jersey on March 30 with General Manager Lou Nanne looking on. He signed two

Broten's week: From 1981 NCAA final with Gophers to NHL debut

This Week in Minnesota Sports: Three days after his last game as a Gopher, Neal Broten was playing for the North Stars, another example of his charmed hockey life.
Wild
March 30
Wild scoring leader Kevin Fiala and his girlfriend, Jessica Ljung, walked his dog, Foxi, along Nicollet Mall on Wednesday.

Wild's Fiala keeps training in anticipation of season's resumption

Amid the coronavirus shutdown, the breakout winger is working like there's a season to finish.
Vikings
March 30
Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50

Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50

Ten Star Tribune staff members gathered after work (or during work for some) for a Virtual Happy Hour in which they compiled a list by holding a draft of the best sports movies. Here are their picks, video clips and more.
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Wild
March 28
Wild left wing Kevin Fiala scored after faking out Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis during the first period on March 3.

A month of excitement for Kevin Fiala

Kevin Fiala was one of the NHL's leading scorers from Feb. 4 through the recess in the season.
Wild
March 27
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Scott Perunovich led the NCHC in scoring this season.

Minnesota Duluth star defenseman Scott Perunovich agrees to terms with Blues

The junior from Hibbing, Minn., and Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist will forgo his senior season with the Bulldogs to join the St. Louis organization. He was a second-round draft pick in 2018.
Wild
March 27
Owner: Wild will pay its full-time staff through the end of April

Owner: Wild will pay its full-time staff through the end of April

The Wild's full-time staff will receive full pay and benefits through the month of April while the NHL remains paused during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus
March 26
Sports bars around the country, like this one in Manhattan, sit empty during what is usually the beginning of a busy period.

Sports bars near Target Center, Target Field reimagine role with no live events: 'We completely rely on it'

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has put sports bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities in a difficult situation. "At least 75 percent of our income is based on events," said one local operator.
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Wild
March 26
Wild signs junior hockey goalie to entry-level deal

Wild signs junior hockey goalie to entry-level deal

Hunter Jones is coming off his third season with the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League and went 31-14-3 with a 2.75 goals-against average

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
    Z. Parise MIN 25
    K. Fiala MIN 23
    E. Staal MIN 19
    L. Kunin MIN 15
    M. Zuccarello MIN 15
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 40
    K. Fiala MIN 31
    E. Staal MIN 28
    J. Brodin MIN 26
    M. Zuccarello MIN 22
  • Points
    K. Fiala MIN 54
    R. Suter MIN 48
    E. Staal MIN 47
    Z. Parise MIN 46
    M. Zuccarello MIN 37
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    A. Stalock MIN 2.67
    D. Dubnyk MIN 3.35
  • Saves
    A. Stalock MIN 985
    D. Dubnyk MIN 756
    K. Kahkonen MIN 157
  • Wins
    A. Stalock MIN 20
    D. Dubnyk MIN 12
    K. Kahkonen MIN 3
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 48
    D. Pastrnak BOS 48
    A. Matthews TOR 47
    L. Draisaitl EDM 43
    M. Zibanejad NYR 41
  • Assists
    L. Draisaitl EDM 67
    C. McDavid EDM 63
    A. Panarin NYR 63
    J. Carlson WAS 60
    B. Marchand BOS 59
  • Points
    L. Draisaitl EDM 110
    C. McDavid EDM 97
    D. Pastrnak BOS 95
    A. Panarin NYR 95
    N. MacKinnon COL 93
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    T. Rask BOS 2.12
    A. Khudobin DAL 2.22
    D. Kuemper ARI 2.22
    E. Merzlikins CLS 2.35
    J. Halak BOS 2.39
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1656
    C. Price MON 1595
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1472
    F. Andersen TOR 1434
    J. Gibson ANH 1403
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 35
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 31
    J. Binnington STL 30
    F. Andersen TOR 29
    (2) Players 27
  • Sunday, March 29
    Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia Los Angeles @ Chicago Vegas @ Winnipeg
    Carolina @ New Jersey Minnesota @ St. Louis Anaheim @ Edmonton
    Nashville @ Colorado Arizona @ San Jose
  • Monday, March 30
    Washington @ Buffalo NY Islanders @ Columbus NY Rangers @ Florida
    Vancouver @ Dallas
  • Today, March 31
    Boston @ Carolina Minnesota @ NY Islanders New Jersey @ Pittsburgh
    Ottawa @ Tampa Bay Toronto @ Washington Detroit @ St. Louis
    Montreal @ Chicago Winnipeg @ Calgary Arizona @ Colorado
    Vegas @ Edmonton San Jose @ Los Angeles
  • Wednesday, April 1
    Philadelphia @ NY Rangers Montreal @ Nashville Dallas @ Anaheim
  • Thursday, April 2
    Tampa Bay @ Columbus Ottawa @ Florida Buffalo @ New Jersey
    Chicago @ NY Islanders Nashville @ Philadelphia NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh
    Detroit @ Toronto Minnesota @ Washington Boston @ St. Louis
    Vegas @ Calgary Winnipeg @ Colorado Vancouver @ Arizona
    Dallas @ San Jose
  • Friday, April 3
    Columbus @ Carolina Los Angeles @ Anaheim
  • Saturday, April 4
    Chicago @ NY Rangers St. Louis @ Colorado Winnipeg @ Arizona
    Carolina @ Boston Philadelphia @ Buffalo Tampa Bay @ Detroit
    Washington @ Florida New Jersey @ NY Islanders Pittsburgh @ Ottawa
    Montreal @ Toronto Minnesota @ Nashville Vegas @ Vancouver
    Edmonton @ Calgary Dallas @ Los Angeles Anaheim @ San Jose
  • Sunday, April 5
Wild
March 25
NHL postpones draft, combine and awards

NHL postpones draft, combine and awards

The NHL announced Thursday it has postponed the 2020 draft, scouting combine and its annual awards due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Wild
March 24
Wild mailbag: Eriksson Ek looks ready for more responsibility

Wild mailbag: Eriksson Ek looks ready for more responsibility

This week's Wild mailbag takes a look at Joel Eriksson Ek's role and how much spending flexibility the Wild could have in free agency.
Wild
March 24

Wild signs college free agent Mitchell Chaffee to two-year contract

The Wild continued to load up its pipeline Tuesday, signing college free agent Mitchell Chaffee to a two-year, entry-level contract that starts next season.
Wild
March 23
In an updated Q&A issued Monday, the NHL said it doesn’t expect any scenario to “endanger or interfere with” the league's ability to play a full

NHL doesn't anticipate need to abbreviate 2020-21 season

But no decisions have been reached about how, or if, this season will conclude.
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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Wild
March 23
Wild's Dumba donates to families impacted by coronavirus

Wild's Dumba donates to families impacted by coronavirus

Defenseman Matt Dumba is helping others during the coronavirus pandemic, making a donation Monday to support ACES families impacted by COVID-19.
Wild
March 23

Wild signs two prospects, including Western Hockey League's top scorer

Adam Beckman, who was drafted in the third round last year, finished with 107 points in 63 games with the Spokane Chiefs. Damien Giroux was a fifth-round pick.
Coronavirus
March 22
Wild owner Craig Leipold, left, laughs with general manager Bill Guerin.

Wild GM Guerin on keeping up, coaching situation and what's ahead

Wild GM Bill Guerin, who experienced two lockouts as an NHL player, said the Wild continues to plan for the offseason and college free agency during the coronavirus layoff.
Wild
March 20
Steve Carlson (left) and Jeff Carlson (center), who starred along with Dave Hanson (not pictured) as the infamous "Hansen brothers" in the 1977 movie

Staying connected to hockey: Four things you can do

Because of the coronavirus, we must practice social distancing. That doesn't mean we have to distance ourselves from hockey.
Coronavirus
March 20
Seats were empty at the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the Magic, on March 12 - and will be for some time to come.

Business as unusual: Being a sports fan during a pandemic

Yes, the sports world has gone dark at the start of what would have been one of the most active periods in American sports. The fun is gone. But what's also gone are millions upon millions of interactions in the midst of a pandemic.
Wild
March 18
KFAN filling hockey void with replays of classic Wild games

KFAN filling hockey void with replays of classic Wild games

The NHL season has been put on hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic, but Wild games will still be on the radio.
Wild
March 17
Wild to pay part-time employees for suspended games

Wild to pay part-time employees for suspended games

The Wild announced Tuesday its part-time employees scheduled to work the team's final six regular-season games will be paid.
Wild
March 16
Wild General Manager Bill Guerin acknowledges that the players are taking the health crisis seriously.

Wild GM Guerin: 'We just want everybody to take care of themselves'

When self-quarantine ends, and depending on developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL will consider opening team facilities to players in small groups.
Wild
March 16
Fan Jenna Yentsch made the best of a quiet, Wild-free Sunday at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub near Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. “It’s very eerie

Joints near Xcel Energy Center aren't jumpin' without Wild games

Sunday night was supposed to be the next make-or-break game for the Wild and its playoff hopes. But the only activity outside Gate 1 of the X was traffic cruising by the arena.
6:00 PM (NBC Sports)
Minnesota 35-27-7
St. Louis 42-19-10

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  • NY Islanders

    Columbus

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  • NY Rangers

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  • Vancouver

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