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May 7
Kevin Fiala could return to the lineup Friday against the Ducks after the Wild forward missed last game with a lower-body injury.

With Parise scratched, Fiala returns to Wild's lineup tonight; Kahkoken starts vs. Anaheim

The Ducks are at the bottom of the West Division with 41 points, but they've won three of their last five games.
The Wild Beat
May 6
Ryan O’Rourke

Wild signs second and third round picks from 2020 to three-year contracts

Daemon Hunt and Ryan O'Rourke are skating for Iowa of the American Hockey.
The Wild Beat
May 5
Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov got tangled up with Vegas’ Zach Whitecloud in the first period of Wednesday’s game at Xcel Energy Center.

Kaprizov scores, pushes back against Golden Knights in Wild's overtime loss

Kirill Kaprizov scored both of the Wild's goals Wednesday and was in the middle of a first-period line brawl with the Golden Knights.
The Wild Beat
May 5
The Wild will vie for a sweep Wednesday against the Golden Knights after a late-game rally on Monday.

After thrilling comeback, Wild wants to tighten up things against Vegas

A win in regulation time would move the Wild within two games of the Golden Knights with four games left before the playoffs.
The Wild Beat
May 4
The Wild scored twice in the final two minutes of the third period to top the Golden Knights 6-5 on Monday at Xcel Energy Center.

Dramatic late-game rally comes after Wild conquers early adversity

This was the second straight comeback victory for the Wild, who rallied 4-3 in overtime on Saturday against the Blues after also again being down by two goals.
The Wild Beat
May 3
Cam Talbot will be in net when the Wild hosts the Golden Knights on Monday at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild hoping to gain ground on first-place Vegas tonight at the X

The Golden Knights lead the Wild by six points heading into back-to-back games. Vegas has won 11 of its last 12.
The Wild Beat
May 2
The Wild snapped a two-game slide with a 4-3 overtime win vs. the Blues on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild gets back on track with overtime win over Blues

The Wild rallied for a 4-3 overtime win against the Blues on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild Beat
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.