Wild
August 10
Mikko Koivu (9) has played his entire NHL career with the Wild, breaking in as a rookie in 2005.

Koivu wonders: Was sudden ending the end of his Wild, NHL careers?

Mikko Koivu lingered on the ice following his team's Game 4 overtime loss to Vancouver. Whether the Wild's loss marked the end of his long NHL career is yet to be determined.
Wild
August 10

NHL key upcoming dates

It will be a short offseason. The Stanley Cup Final will begin Sept. 22, and training camp for the 2020-21 season starts Nov. 17.
Wild
August 10
Wild won't bring back long-time goalie coach Bob Mason

Wild won't bring back long-time goalie coach Bob Mason

"That's not a strong point for us," Gm Bill Guerin said of the team's uncertain goaltending position. Mason had been with the Wild through six coaches and for 18 seasons.
Wild
August 10
Alex Stalock seized the starting goalie job for the Wild this season. Whether he has that role in 2020-21 is among the team's offseason questions.

Quick postseason exit leaves Wild with pressing questions

GM Bill Guerin saw how his team performed under playoff pressure. How he addresses a few issues will determine if he's building a Wild squad that can contend for the Stanley Cup.
Wild
August 9
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk made a glove save duting a game against Colorado in December.

Wild goalie Dubnyk already planning to get his starting job back

Like he has since he joined the team in 2015, Dubnyk began the season in the starter's seat. But Alex Stalock was getting most of the work at the end of the season.
Wild
August 9
The Wild's Matt Dumba stands with fist raised during the national anthem before taking on the Canucks on Thursday night.

Souhan: Given chance to show unity with Dumba, players stumble

Matt Dumba stood alone in an arena and before the sports world, asking for equality and awareness, raising a fist to protest racism. His teammates and the NHL left him hanging.
Wild
August 8
Wild goalie Alex Stalock makes the save on Vancouver's Brandon Sutter as Jared Spurgeon defends during the third period Friday night.

Wild's old issues re-emerge as bubble bursts in sudden fashion

Uncertainty is ahead for the Wild after the franchise's latest swift postseason departure. "We'll take some time to evaluate what happened here," coach Dean Evason said.
Wild
August 8
The Wild's Eric Staal is checked by Vancouver's Tyler Motte during the first period Friday night.

Wild players stunned by sudden end to season

The stunning fashion in which the Wild was eliminated from the best-of-five play-in series - just 11 seconds into overtime of Game 4 - reverberated around the group in the aftermath.
Wild
August 8
Wild goalie Alex Stalock watches as the Vancouver Canucks celebrate a goal during the second period

In the blink of an eye, Wild's season comes to an end with OT loss

Vancouver's Christopher Tanev scored from the point just 11 seconds into overtime, this after Canucks captain Bo Horvat was left all alone in front to bury a Tanner Pearson pass with 5:46 to go in the third to tie the game.
Wild
August 8

Wild-Vancouver Game 4 recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wild
August 8
Wild goalie Alex Stalock

Wild's Stalock in constant communication with teammates

Alex Stalock's supportive dialogue has emerged as the soundtrack of the series without fans in the seats inside Rogers Place to drown out the chitchat.
Wild
August 7
Win or leave Canada: Wild trying to stave off elimination tonight

Win or leave Canada: Wild trying to stave off elimination tonight

The months of uncertainty, a second edition of training camp and then relocating to a bubble in Edmonton -- all of that could end up culminating in just four games for the Wild.
Wild
August 7
Wild goalie Alex Stalock (32) is scored on by Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) during the third period

Punchless Wild takes too many penalties in loss, faces elimination game tonight

After getting shut out by Vancouver on Thursday afternoon, the Wild trails 2-1 in the best-of-five series. Game 4 is set for tonight with the Wild still seeking its first 5-on-5 score.
Wild
August 7
The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek, right, hauled down Vancouver's Loui Eriksson for one of 11 Minnesota penalties in Game 3.

Can the Wild find the spark it needs to avoid early knockout?

You have to wonder if the Canucks took Minnesota's best punch in Game 1 and discovered the easiest way to frustrate the Wild is to repeatedly send it on the power play.
Wild
August 7
Wild goalie Alex Stalock (32) makes the save as Tanner Pearson (70) and Ryan Suter (20) battle for the rebound

Wild players hope urgency of situation brings out their best for Game 4

The Wild lost Thursday afternoon but, "the best part is we get to go after it [Friday].," coach Dean Evason said. "This wasn't an elimination game [Thursday], so we get an opportunity to come back and compete."
Wild
August 6

Wild-Vancouver Game 3 recap

A look back at Thursday afternoon's game.
Wild
August 6
The Canucks and Wild stand for the national anthems before Game 1 of the series in Edmonton.

Wild, Canucks set for pivotal Game 3 in matinee at Rogers Place

Teams that win the third contest in a best-of-five after splitting the first two are 21-7 all-time in the series.
Wild
August 6
Sarah McLellan

Replay: Wild video pregame with Sarah McLellan and RandBall

Hockey writer Sarah McLellan and Michael Rand preview today's Game 3 vs. Vancouver. Tap here to watch it live at 12:30 p.m.
Wild
August 6
Luke Kunin celebrated his shorthanded goal in Game 2 against Vancouver on Tuesday, but the Wild needs more forwards to start lighting the lamp.

Fiala stays hot but Wild is looking for more to score

Kevin Fiala and Luke Kunin are the only Wild forwards with goals through two games in a 1-1 series with Vancouver
Wild
August 5
Jonas Brodin of the Wild and Vancouver captain Bo Horvat (53) battled on Tuesday night.

Penalties in Game 2 keep Wild momentum at bay

The Canucks had eight power plays as they evened the best-of-five series at one apiece.

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