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March 10
Kaapo Kahkonen will be back in net Wednesday when the Wild takes on the Golden Knights.

Kahkonen going for 8th straight win as Wild tries for home sweep of Vegas

During his winning streak, Kaapo Kahkonen has a 1.42 goals-against average and .947 save percentage. His 26-save performance Monday was his first career shutout.
The Wild Beat
March 9
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves to record his first career shutout Monday in a 2-0 win over the Golden Knights.

Record-setting Kahkonen, grinding defense answer every Vegas threat

The Wild muscled its way to victory, which moved the team within four points of the top spot in the division going into Wednesday's rematch with the Knights.
The Wild Beat
March 8
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen is getting the start Monday vs. the Golden Knights.

Kahkonen seeks seventh consecutive win in goal vs. streaking Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights are vying for a seventh victory in a row, but so is Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen, whose team starts a five-game homestand tonight.
The Wild Beat
March 6
The Wild and Coyotes split a two-game series after Arizona won 5-2 on Saturday at Gila River Arena.

Wild blows chance to gain ground on Coyotes with split

After overwhelming the Coyotes on Friday, the Wild was outmatched in Round 2 on Saturday to split the two-game series.
The Wild Beat
March 6
Wild left wing Jordan Greenway celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period

Greenway gets an assist from Cole's stick on breakaway goal vs. Coyotes

After making a pitstop at the bench to scoop up a new stick, which happened to belong to teammate Ian Cole, Jordan Greenway scored on a breakaway Friday against the Coyotes.
The Wild Beat
March 5
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Denver.

Parise returns to Wild lineup; Evason says they had 'great meeting'

Zach Parise's return after being a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game won't be the only change after the 5-1 loss to Vegas.
The Wild Beat
March 4
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (7) punches Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala (22) during the third period.

Can Wild keep up as schedule gets more challenging?

Before losing twice to first-place Vegas, the Wild had mostly played against the clubs projected to finish lower than it in the standings.
The Wild Beat
March 2
Minnesota Wild left wing Marcus Foligno (17) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the second period of an NHL hocke

Top line shut down but balanced scoring continues fueling Wild

For the first time in six games, the Wild's most dangerous line of late came up empty-handed in the 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
The Wild Beat
March 1
Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL h

Wild, Golden Knights face off with first place up for grabs

Vegas will face goalie Cam Talbot, who made 27 saves Friday during a win over Los Angeles that was Talbot's return from the NHL's COVID protocols.
The Wild Beat
February 28
Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) was mobbed by his teammates on the ice after scoring the game winning goal past Los Angeles Kings goaltender

Wild's Dumba, Zuccarello team up in dramatic OT win over Kings

After a string of anticlimactic victories, the Wild rediscovered its flair for the dramatic in a 4-3 overtime win over the Kings Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild Beat
February 27
Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot (33) is congratulated by center Nick Bonino (13) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings in an NHL hockey game, Friday,

What letdown? Wild comes out firing in first game back at the X

Coach Dean Evason interrupted the Wild's morning skate Friday to remind his team about the pitfalls of the first home game after a long road trip.
The Wild Beat
February 26
Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot (33) warms up before playing against the San Jose Sharks in an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, M

Talbot back in net as Wild and Kings match winning streaks at the X

The Wild has won four in a row since losing to the Kings in their first game back from its COVID shutdown. Los Angeles brings a six-game winning streak to St. Paul.
The Wild Beat
February 25
Minnesota Wild center Nico Sturm, front, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the thi

Parise, Fiala, others hit milestones as Wild ends road swing with flourish

After limping through a loss in the road-trip opener, the Wild finished with a night of excellent team play and individual accomplishments.
The Wild Beat
February 24
Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen deflects a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday, Feb. 16,

Kahkonen starts again as Wild ends road trip tonight against Avalanche

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen has a .930 save percentage and 1.82 goals-against average in five road starts, and is keeping veteran Cam Talbot on the bench.
The Wild Beat
February 18
Jared Spurgeon battled Sonny Milano of the Ducks for the puck last month in Anaheim.

Spurgeon, Cole among lineup additions as Wild juggles lines to face Ducks

With his team getting closer to full strength, coach Dean Evason is changing things up after Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Los Angeles.
The Wild Beat
February 16
Los Angeles Kings center Blake Lizotte (46) stabbed at a rebound in the second period off Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34).

Wild finally returns to ice tonight after two weeks off; eight games rescheduled

With five players still in COVID protocols, and another three released but not ready to play, the Wild will rely on its taxi squad and minor-league call-ups in its return vs. the Kings.
The Wild Beat
February 7
Brad Hunt

Wild now has nine players out due to NHL virus protocols

Defenseman Brad Hunt is the newest addition to the list, which has resulted in the Wild being idled and having four games called off.
The Wild Beat
February 3
Spurgeon latest to get injured in Wild's narrow loss to Avalanche

Spurgeon latest to get injured in Wild's narrow loss to Avalanche

Wild captain Jared Spurgeon suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday, missing the entire third period.
The Wild Beat
February 2
Colorado star out for next two games against depleted Wild

Colorado star out for next two games against depleted Wild

Nathan MacKinnon will be out for the remainder of the team's four-game series against the Wild, which resumes tonight in Denver.
The Wild Beat
January 31
Wild battles through adversity to overcome Avalanche in overtime

Wild battles through adversity to overcome Avalanche in overtime

While just getting through the night unscathed might have been a moral victory, the Wild earned more –- two much-needed points in the standings, a template for how to slow down the Avalanche and some swagger for its trip to Denver.
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