wild's week ahead

Tuesday: 7 p.m. vs. San Jose (NBCSN)

Thursday: 7 p.m. vs. Chicago (FSN)

Saturday: 1 p.m. vs. Nashville (FSN)

Player to watch: Patrick Kane, Blackhawks

The Blackhawks star, who many eons ago made his NHL debut in St. Paul, returns to Xcel Energy Center for the first time since he eliminated the Wild last postseason in overtime of Game 6. Brent Seabrook's dump-in hit a stanchion, the puck ricocheted in front and Kane buried it.


« We need more complete effort from every guy who laces up their skates. »

Coach Mike Yeo on his spinning-wheels team.