Wild
April 28
Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov's Wild life: Rink, home, sleep . . . rookie stardom

Kirill Kaprizov's debut season in the NHL keeps getting more and more special while also being pretty low key in some of its routines.
Wild
April 27
Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov

Neal: Kirill Kaprizov has the Wild charging into the postseason

Kaprizov hasn't had much free time since arriving in Minnesota but his impact for the Wild has been spectacular.
Wild
April 27

Gameday preview: Wild vs. St. Louis

This is the start of a seven-game homestand, which is tied for the second longest in Wild history.
Randball
April 26
Two Rookies of the Year? Edwards, Kaprizov aim for rare feat

Two Rookies of the Year? Edwards, Kaprizov aim for rare feat

The same market hasn't had the Rookie of the Year in both the NBA and NHL in the same season since 1979-80. Both of those players wound up in the Hall of Fame.
The Wild Beat
April 26
Cam Talbot

Wild goalie Talbot named NHL's second star of the week

In his first season in Minnesota, veteran goalie Cam Talbot helped the team clinch a playoff berth.
Sports
April 26
Podcast: Reusse ready to panic about Twins, praise the Wild

Podcast: Reusse ready to panic about Twins, praise the Wild

On Monday's Daily Delivery podcast, Michael Rand and Patrick Reusse reached the same conclusion: The overall quality of the Twins roster is lacking at several spots, contributing to their 7-13 record. Maybe the Wild's seven-game winning streak will provide a distraction?
Wild
April 25
Vegas’ Keegan Kolesar and Colorado’s Dan Renouf fought during a game in Denver last month.

Wild West: The situation in the NHL's West Division

The top three teams have all clinched a playoff spot; now it just remains to be seen what order they will finish.
Wild
April 25
After Saturday’s win, the Wild and Kirill Kaprizov aren’t looking over their shoulders anymore when it comes to the playoff chase.

Wild has made the playoffs, but won't ease up down stretch

The team has nine games to stay sharp and improve its standing before the postseason begins.
The Wild Beat
April 25
Kaapo Kahkonen made 27 saves Saturday in the Wild’s playoff-clincing win over the Sharks.

Kahkonen continues strong rookie season, backstops Wild in playoff-clinching win

Kaapo Kahkonen was back in net Saturday, helping the Wild clinch a playoff berth with a 6-3 win over the Sharks.
Sports
April 25
Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov watches the puck enter the net past Los Angeles goaltender Calvin Petersen for a goal during the first period Frida

Wild's Kaprizov keeps making life difficult for NHL goalies

Rookie Kirill Kaprizov has engineered quite the makeover of the Wild's record book with his production this season.
Wild
April 25
Wild left wing Kevin Fiala is congratulated by Marcus Johansson after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period

Streaking Wild clinches playoff spot with victory over San Jose

A 6-3 win over the Sharks on Saturday night made the Wild just the third team in the NHL to punch its postseason ticket. Division rivals Vegas and Colorado are the others.
Wild
April 24

Wild-San Jose game recap

A look back at Saturday's game.
The Wild Beat
April 24
Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov scored twice in the Wild’s 4-2 win over the Kings on Friday at Staples Center.

Kaprizov still leading Calder Trophy race for NHL's top rookie

Kirill Kaprizov scored his most dynamic goal of the season Friday, a flourish to the middle after letting the puck pass between his legs.
Wild
April 24
Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov shoots to score his second goal Friday vs. the Kings.

Thrill Show continues: Kaprizov scores twice in Wild's 4-2 victory over LA

Rookie Kirill Kaprizov scored in his fourth straight game, his 20th and 21st goals of the season, helping the Wild to its sixth win in a row.
Wild
April 24

Wild-Los Angeles game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wild
April 23

Gameday preview: Wild at San Jose

This is the final stop on a four-game road trip before the Wild returns home for seven in a row.
Sports
April 23
Minnesota Wild’s Ryan Hartman

With new deal, Wild's Hartman happy, eager to settle in

Ryan Hartman has a chance to discover the stability he coveted when breaking into the NHL after signing a three-year, $5.1 million extension on Thursday that kicks in next season.
The Wild Beat
April 23
Cam Talbot will be back in net for the Wild Friday at Staples Center against the Kings.

Wild goes for sixth straight win tonight vs. Kings; hot Talbot in goal

Cam Talbot is 5-0-1 over his last six starts and is 4-0-2 in the last six games he's started on the road. During that span, he has a 1.93 goals-against average
Wild
April 23
Ryan Hartman and the Wild beat the Coyotes in Arizona on Wednesday night.

Wild signs Ryan Hartman to three-year, $5.1 million extension

A seven-year veteran, the 26-year-old forward has 18 points in 40 games this season.
Wild
April 22
‘love the team’ Ian Cole arrived with genuine admiration for his new team and teammates.

'Hey, I'm Ian': Wild's Cole was final addition to roster but no longer an outsider

Wild defenseman Ian Cole wasted no time getting settled after being traded early in the season, and finds he's here to stay.