Wild
January 8
Alex Ovechkin is chasing Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal-scoring record.

Ovechkin, Capitals to face undermanned Wild at Xcel Energy Center

Washington captain Alex Ovechkin comes to town as the NHL's third-leading scorer, with his team playing well on road
Wild
January 7
Kirill Kaprizov, playing for the Wild in Saturday’s Winter Classic at Target Field, is sidelined because of an upper body injury.

Injured Kaprizov won't play Saturday; loss stings as Wild prepares to face Capitals

Coach Dean Evason says Thursday night's hit on Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov was not "a hockey play" and a big loss to his team and the NHL.
Sports
January 7
Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov early in the game against Boston, before being boarded by Trent Frederic

Cheap hit knocks out Kirill Kaprizov; Gophers hoops with Marcus Fuller

The Wild got a much-needed win over Pittsburgh but it came with great cost. Plus, Marcus Fuller joins to talk Gophers hoops and Mark Craig shares his NFL picks.
Wild
January 7
Linesman Jonathan Deschamps tries to separate Boston’s Trent Frederic and the Wild’s Mats Zuccarello during the first period

Kaprizov injured via 'predatorial hit' in Wild's 3-2 victory over Boston

Kirill Kaprizov left in the second period after getting boarded by Boston's Trent Frederic, who received a minor penalty to go along with a major for fighting the Dmitry Kulikov after the hit.
Wild
January 6
Matt Boldy prepared to celebrate his first NHL goal with teammate Nico Sturm in the second period of the Wild’s 3-2 victory in Boston on Thursday. B

Wild's Boldy lives a dream, scoring game-winner vs. Bruins in NHL debut

The forward, who grew up in nearby Millis, Mass., and played at Boston College, had nine family members and several college teammates in the stands at TD Garden cheering him on.
Wild
January 6

Thursday's Wild-Boston game recap

A quick look at Thursday night's game as the Wild returned to the ice.
The Wild Beat
January 6
Wild center Nick Bjugstad (27) checked Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in Saturday’s Winter Classic.

Wild's Duhaime out vs. Bruins after positive COVID-19 test

The Wild, looking for its first win since Dec. 9, could be down one more player on Thursday when the team faces off against the Bruins at TD Garden.
Sports
January 6
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins.

Wanting more from Cousins (again); Wild youth movement begins

On Thursday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand dissects Cousins' first comments since missing Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Local
January 6
Fans attending the Vikings last home game of the season Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium will have to wear face coverings except when eating or drinking.

With new COVID mandates, Vikings, Wild fans will have to mask up

The policy also applies to the Timberwolves, who don't have a home game until Jan. 16.
Wild
January 5
Wild center Victor Rask was checked by Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock on Nov. 7 at Xcel Energy Center.

Rask clears waivers for Wild, headed for taxi squad; Bjugstad sidelined

Center Victor Rask, in the final year of a six-year, $24 million contract, can be on the taxi squad for a maximum of 20 consecutive days.
Wild
January 5
Kaapo Kahkonen played goal for the Wild in the third period at Saturday’s Winter Classic after Cam Talbot was injured.

With Talbot out, Kahkonen steps in as Wild's starting goalie

The Finland native's nine-game winning streak last season was fifth longest by a rookie in NHL history.
Wild
January 4
Center Marco Rossi (shown during a preseason game in October at Xcel Energy Center) was the Wild’s first-round draft choice — and the No. 9 overal

Wild calls up first-round picks Boldy, Rossi from minor leagues

Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi, 20-year-old forwards and the Wild's two top prospects, could make their NHL debuts when the team plays in Boston on Thursday night.
Wild
January 3
Cam Talbot gave up six goals in two periods in Saturday’s 6-4 loss to the Blues in the Winter Classic at Target Field.

Wild winger Greenway in COVID protocols, goalie Talbot injured

The team could also elevate one of its top prospects, Matt Boldy or Marco Rossi, on Tuesday as it prepares for Thursday's game in Boston.
Variety
January 3
Jon Hamm, left, enjoyed some of the namesake decor at Palmer’s Bar in Minneapolis with owner Tony Zaccardi.

Actor Jon Hamm soaks up Minneapolis' dive-bar scene around NHL game

"Mad Men's" Don Draper was spotted all over town at Palmer's, Dusty's and Bryant-Lake Bowl during the frigid weekend.
Wild
January 2
The Wild’s Jordan Greenway (left) and Dmitry Kulikov (29) arrived too late to help Wild goalie Cam Talbot stop one of the Blues’ five second-perio

What's wrong? Wild seeking answers after Winter Classic breakdown

Leaving behind its historic Winter Classic appearance, solving a season-worst five-game losing streak is being complicated by injuries and game postponements.
Wild
January 2
Eric Conrad waited in line for a drink outside Target Field in temperatures hovering around 5 below zero during the Winter Classic pregame festivities

38,600 NHL Winter Classic hockey fans brave subzero temps

Fans dressed in layers upon layers for the outdoor game at Target Field on Saturday night under exceedingly cold conditions.
Wild
January 2
Wild goaltender Cam Talbot watches as St. Louis Blues center Jordan Kyrou controls the puck in front of the net in the second period of the 2022 Winte

In a frosty Winter Classic, Wild comes out cold and loses to Blues 6-4

St. Louis handled the chilly conditions better, dominating through two periods as the Wild lost its fifth in a row.
Olympics
January 1
Maddie Rooney

Nine with Minnesota ties named to U.S. women's Olympic hockey team

The roster includes 13 holdovers from the 2018 Olympic team, the first U.S. squad since 1998 to win Olympic gold in women's hockey.
Wild
January 1
Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov tried to pry the puck from Blues defenseman Colton Parayko in the third period Saturday night at Target Field.

Blues handled the cold weather well, especially after sunny entrance

St. Louis players arrived at frosty Target Field dressed in short sleeves before later heating up on the ice.
Wild
January 1
Blues defenseman Torey Krug (47) battled Ryan Hartman (38) of the Wild on Saturday at Target Field

Neal: 'The State of Hockey' lived up to its name despite Wild coming up on the short end

Fans and celebs alike came out for a well-orchestrated, though chilly, NHL Winter Classic at Target Field.
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Minnesota 23-10-3 3 2 0 5
Chicago 15-19-6 0 0 1 1
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