Wild
November 18
Jansen Harkins of the Jets gave Wild defenseman Matt Dumba a faceful of attitude on Oct. 19.

After taking blame for loss, Dumba bringing added energy, leadership

Matt Dumba took ownership of a botched play in a recent loss to Vegas, and has set about highlighting the skills that bring value to the Wild's defense.
Wild
November 17
Ryan Suter signed with the Stars after his contract was bought out by the Wild after nine seasons.

Gameday preview: : Wild welcomes in Dallas and Ryan Suter to Xcel Energy Center

The Stars are at .500 and chase the Wild in the NHL's Central Division.
Wild
November 17
Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek positions himself for a shot but was unable to score against San Jose goaltender James Reimer.

Neal: A rare night off for the most exciting team in town right now

How could this happen? This was not the Wild team that had risen to the top of the Central Division and looks primed for a successful season.
Wild
November 17
San Jose defenseman Mario Ferraro passes the puck away as Wild center Frederick Gaudreau falls to the ice in the first period

Wild digs a hole and can't climb out in 4-1 loss to San Jose

A short span in the second period flipped the game in a manner from which the Wild couldn't recover on its return from a successful three-game road trip.
Wild
November 16
Wild winger Kevin Fiala relies on instinct and a goalie’s positioning when sizing up a shot on a breakaway.

'Respect the shot': Wild players have different approaches to breakaway chances

Rem Pitlick used his pet move twice to score against Seattle, but Kevin Fiala likes to mix it up.
Wild
November 16

Tuesday's Wild-San Jose game recap

Tim Meier scored the decisive goal for the Sharks and picked up an assist.
November 16
San Jose Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton and Minnesota Wild left wing Jordan Greenway fight in the first period Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at the Xcel E

Wild vs. San Jose Sharks

The Minnesota Wild hosted the San Jose Sharks at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn.
The Wild Beat
November 16
Goaltender Cam Talbot will start Tuesday for the Wild against the Sharks at Xcel Energy Center.

First-place Wild returns home to face Sharks, sticks with lineup that beat Kraken

Cam Talbot will be back in goal and Ryan Hartman is still centering for Rem Pitlick and Jordan Greenway. In Seattle, Hartman set up Pitlick for the first three goals of his career.
Randball
November 16
More bad news for local sports viewers: Dish, Bally Sports impasse looks permanent

More bad news for local sports viewers: Dish, Bally Sports impasse looks permanent

The satellite provider hasn't carried the regional sports channels for more than two years, but recent negotiations had given viewers hope.
Wild
November 15
Alexander Barabanov led the Sharks celebration line after scoring a goal against Colorado on Saturday.

Wild gameday: Sharks at full strength after seven players sidelined by COVID-19

San Jose lost Saturday despite the return of defenseman Erik Karlsson and coach Bob Boughner.
Wild
November 15
Rem Pitlick celebrated with Ryan Hartman after one of Pitlick’s three goals Saturday in a 4-1 Wild victory in Seattle.

'Playing the game the right way': Pitlick finds success with Wild

The former Gopher had a hat trick Saturday, getting his first three NHL goals after a positive COVID-19 test interrupted his season.
Wild
November 14
Wild center Rem Pitlick greeted teammates after one of his three goals against Seattle on Saturday night.

Rem Pitlick scores first three NHL goals as Wild stop Kraken 4-2

The former Gophers player had never scored in the NHL before Saturday, and the Wild gained its 20th point on the season — the most through 14 games in team history.
Wild
November 14
Wild defenseman Jon Merrill

Reading lineup is another way Merrill contributes to Wild

It's a lighter side of the defenseman's job. Meanwhile, Jon Merrill has been a contributor on both ends of the rink.
Wild
November 13

Wild-Seattle game recap

A quick look at Saturday night's game.
Wild
November 12
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam was the celebrity who fired the crowd at Thursday’s Kraken game.

Wild gameday: Another visit to Seattle to face the expansion Kraken

Saturday night's game is the finale of a three-game road swing for the Wild, which won in Arizona and lost in Vegas.
Wild
November 12
Matt Dumba of the Wild took a shot during his team’s 3-2 loss in Vegas on Thursday night.

Loss in Vegas has Dumba, Wild vowing for better in Seattle

A poor power play performance was a major culprit in a 3-2 loss in Sin City, and the Wild lost the last time it played the Kraken.
Wild
November 12
Joel Eriksson Ek (14) works for the puck against Las Vegas Golden Knights defenders Nicolas Hague (14) and Shea Theodore (27), while Laurent Brossoit

Wild fails on power plays all night, can't rally in 3-2 loss to Vegas

Minnesota finished 0-for-6 on the power play and had its four-game winning streak come to an end. That included a pair of two-man advantages.
Wild
November 12
Kevin Fiala

Fiala wowed Wild teammates with winning goal on a fancy redirection

Kevin Fiala snapped a 10-game streak without a goal and added two assists against Arizona on Wednesday, earning coach Dean Evason's praise.
Wild
November 11

Thursday's Wild-Vegas game recap

Vegas goalie Laurent Brossoit made 22 saves for a win in a rare start.
Sports
November 11
Minnesota Wild defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (29) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with center Nick Bjugstad (27) during the second period

Surging Wild, sinking Wolves + agent Leigh Steinberg on Aaron Rodgers

You could watch the teams go in opposite directions during their Wednesday night games, says Daily Delivery host Michael Rand. Plus, Steinberg joins the podcast to talk about the Rodgers COVID controversy.