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April 9
Kaapo Kahkonen will be in net Friday night when the Wild takes on the Blues at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

Kahkonen starts as Wild begins three games vs. struggling St. Louis

Not only is tonight the start of a back-to-back and three in a row overall, but the game is the first of seven head-to-head battles the rest of the season.
The Wild Beat
April 8
Kevin Fiala (22) of the Minnesota Wild celebrated a goal in the third period. Fiala had a hat trick in the game.

Power play surges with four goals in Wild's blasting of Avalanche

In its most dominant offensive performance of the year, the Wild outran the Avalanche by scoring four times on the power play.
The Wild Beat
April 7
Wild forward Zach Parise hasn’t played since entering the NHL’s COVID protocols on March 24.

Parise, Zuccarello return for Wild in rematch vs. Avs; Bjugstad out

Nick Bjugstad will not suit up for the Wild. He's out with an upper-body injury after leaving Monday's loss to Colorado following a fight with Kyle Burroughs.
The Wild Beat
April 6
The Wild surrendered four goals to the Avalanche in the second period on Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Badly played second period sinks Wild in loss to Avalanche

The Wild gave up four goals in the second period en route to the loss that ended its record home winning streak.
The Wild Beat
April 5
The Wild will take on the Avalanche on Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild looking for 12th straight win with 3,000 fans looking on at the X

"It'll be good to get a small amount of fans at least in the building," winger Nick Bjugstad said. "We're excited."
The Wild Beat
April 4
The Wild finished off a sweep of the Vegas Golden Knights by winning 2-1 Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.

Wild returns home to fans at Xcel with momentum from road trip

The Wild finished off a four-game road trip 2-1-1 after sweeping the Vegas Golden Knights and hope to extend its 11-game winning streak at the X.
The Wild Beat
April 3
The Wild and Golden Knights will be back in action Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Wild finishing up road trip with chance to sweep Golden Knights

The Wild will wrap up its road trip Saturday night in Vegas.
The Wild Beat
April 3
Cam Talbot’s 35 saves led the Wild to a 3-2 shootout win over the Golden Knights on Thursday.

Wild needs to tighten up after relying on Talbot to beat Golden Knights

The Wild realizes it needs to clean up its play after getting bailed out by goalie Cam Talbot throughout the 3-2 shootout win.
The Wild Beat
April 1
The Wild suffered its second loss on this road trip Wednesday, falling 4-2 to the Sharks.

Can Wild salvage road trip tonight with success in Las Vegas?

How the team responds after falling 4-2 to the Sharks on Wednesday to drop the first two games on this road trip will be telling.
The Wild Beat
March 31
Wild rookie goalie Kaapo Kahkonen will start Wednesday against the Sharks.

Kaapo Kahkonen back in net for Wild tonight in San Jose

Kahkonen hasn't played since March 20 when his nine-game win streak came to an end during a 6-0 loss at Colorado.
The Wild Beat
March 30
The Wild opened a four-game road trip Monday with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.

Clunky overtime play costs Wild in shootout loss to San Jose

The Wild's struggles with face-offs dot were an issue in the 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks, which has been a concern all season.
The Wild Beat
March 29
Nick Bonino will play on a new line Monday when the Wild takes on the Sharks in San Jose.

Talbot in goal, Bonino promoted as Wild ends break vs. Sharks

After a three-day break, the Wild returns to the road in San Jose. The team is on a three-game winning streak despite not playing particularly well.
The Wild Beat
March 25
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba will play Thursday vs. the Blues at Xcel Energy Center.

Dumba returns to Wild lineup; get ready for a lot of the Blues

Defenseman Matt Dumba back in the lineup tonight for the Wild, who will play St. Louis eight times over the final 25 games of the regular season.
The Wild Beat
March 22
Marcus Johansson will be back in the Wild’s lineup after missing the last 16 games with injury.

Wild back at home to take on Ducks; Marcus Johansson returns

Johansson will return to the lineup for the opener of a three-game homestand after missing the past 16 games with an upper-body injury.
The Wild Beat
March 19
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, center, is helped off the ice by Jonas Brodin, front, and Jordan Greenway after being injured in the second period

Dumba injured, helped off the ice in loss to Avalanche

Matt Dumba was hurt after crashing feet first into the boards. He wasn't putting weight on his right leg while being helped off the ice.
The Wild Beat
March 18
Cam Talbot will be in net for the Wild Thursday against the Avalanche.

Talbot gets goalie call for Wild tonight against Avalanche

Dean Evason said Cam Talbot will start instead of Kaapo Kahkonen, who has a nine-game winning streak and just shut out Arizona. "We debated it, for sure," the coach said.
The Wild Beat
March 17
Carson Soucy fights with Arizona Coyotes’ Lawson Crouse (67) during the first period.

Wild's Soucy faces hearing with NHL after illegal hit on Arizona player

Carson Soucy was listening as the referees debated whether to toss him from the game for his hit on Arizona's Conor Garland along the boards Tuesday night.
The Wild Beat
March 16
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen carries an eight-game win streak into Tuesday’s game against Arizona.

Kahkonen, Wild out to continue winning streaks at the X tonight

The Wild will be trying to sweep its five-game homestand and tie a team record with an eighth straight win. Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen also has a streak on the line vs. Arizona.
The Wild Beat
March 12
Kirill Kaprizov celebrated his third goal with Mats Zuccarello during the third period.

Kirill Kaprizov, Mats Zuccarello on 'same wavelength' as Kaprizov's hat trick leads Wild past Coyotes

Mats Zuccarello assisted on two of Kirill Kaprizov's three goals Friday in the Wild's 4-0 win over the Coyotes.
The Wild Beat
March 12
Cam Talbot will be back in net Friday for the Wild against the Coyotes.

Wild's Cam Talbot, Ryan Hartman back in action vs. Coyotes

Cam Talbot and Ryan Hartman will play Friday when the Wild's homestand continues against the Coyotes.
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