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May 1
Kaapo Kahkonen will start for the Wild on Saturday vs. the Blues.

Wild trying to end a couple of losing streaks tonight vs. St. Louis

The Wild has never lost three games in a row this season, a trend that'll be put to the test tonight at the X against the Blues, who have dominated Minnesota this season.
The Wild Beat
April 29
The Blues scored three goals in the third period en route to a 4-3 comeback win over the Wild on Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Third-period clunker not how Wild wanted to tune up for playoffs

St. Louis scored three straight goals to flip a one-goal deficit into a one-goal victory. Two of its four goals came on the power play.
The Wild Beat
April 28
Cam Talbot will start Wednesday night when the Wild takes on the Blues at Xcel Energy Center.

Can Wild deliver payback to Blues after getting swept in St. Louis?

St. Louis is battling for the final playoff berth in the West Division and currently has a one-point lead over Arizona. Cam Talbot will be in goal.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Wild Beat
April 22
Cam Talbot racked up 39 saves Wednesday to help the Wild push its win streak to five games.

Clutch early play by goalie Talbot allowed Wild to flourish late

How Cam Talbot performed when the team was behind and struggling during the first period set up the Wild for a successful finish.
The Wild Beat
April 21
Cam Talbot will be back in net Wednesday night for the Wild against the Coyotes.

Talbot back in net as Wild wraps up lopsided season series vs. Coyotes

The Wild has won six of the seven matchups between these two teams and has outscored Arizona 28-11.
The Wild Beat
April 20
The Wild stretched its win streak to four after outlasting the Coyotes 5-2 on Monday.

Wild running away from competition in playoff race

Nothing is official according to the math, but the Wild's grip on a playoff spot is getting tighter and tighter.
The Wild Beat
April 19
Nick Bjugstad remains sidelined with an upper-body injury, but he skated Monday morning at Gila River Arena.

Nick Bjugstad skates with Wild, but won't play tonight vs. Coyotes

The only lineup change the Wild will make is subbing Cam Talbot in net after Kaapo Kahkonen played in Saturday's victory over San Jose.
The Wild Beat
April 17
The Wild’s offense is rolling after a 5-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild returning to the road with offense soaring

The Wild will start a four-game road trip Monday at Arizona.
The Wild Beat
April 16
Since a tough trip to St. Louis last weekend, the Wild has won two games at home — including a 3-2 victory over the Sharks on Friday.

Wild cleans up its play, has chance to sweep the week after tough trip to St. Louis

The Wild has a chance to go 3-0 this week when it finishes off a back-to-back with the Sharks on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild Beat
April 16
The Wild and San Jose play back-to-back games at the X tonight and Saturday.

Wild seeking better results in back-to-back games against San Jose

The Wild has fared well against most of its rivals in the West Division this season, but one club that it's been up and down against is the Sharks.
The Wild Beat
April 13
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen stopped a shot by Arizona’s Clayton Keller during a game March 16 at the X.

Wild game against Coyotes on Wednesday moved to afternoon start

The game originally was scheduled for a 8 p.m. faceoff
The Wild Beat
April 12
Marcus Foligno will be back in the Wild’s lineup Monday vs. the Blues.

Marcus Foligno returns, Kevin Fiala questionable for Wild vs. Blues

Marcus Foligno will play Monday after missing the previous 15 games with a broken ankle.
The Wild Beat
April 11
Nick Swaney signed an entry-level contract with the Wild on Sunday.

Wild signs Nick Swaney to entry-level contract

Nick Swaney will report to Iowa in the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout for the rest of this season.
The Wild Beat
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.
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