Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy kissed the Stanley Cup after Tampa Bay defeated the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final in Edmonton, Alberta, on

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL's marathon season

The Lightning raised the Cup 363 days after the first puck was dropped on the 2019-20 season, and some 6 1/2 months after hockey was put on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.
September 28
Mikko Koivu talked about his hockey future on a Zoom call with reporters Friday morning.

Next chapter? Koivu hasn't decided whether to keep playing hockey

Mikko Koivu has been captain of the Finnish national team, and is one of the country's most-known celebrities despite living in Minnesota for more than a decade.
September 23
Local teams, media outlets launch Home Teams vs. Hunger

Local teams, media outlets launch Home Teams vs. Hunger

One in eight Minnesotans do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Star Tribune Wild beat writer Sarah McLellan in front of her closet in her hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. This was from Day 9 in quarantine.
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September 19
Eric Staal spoke to media members via Zoom on Friday.

'Pretty much out of the blue': Staal shocked at timing of trade to Buffalo

Eric Staal was sent east as Wild GM Bill Guerin continues to shake up the team.
September 19
Mikko Koivu watched as his family walked onto the ice Dec. 10 when he was honored for playing in 1,000 NHL games.

End of an era: Koivu won't return to Wild next season

The Wild is moving on from longtime captain and franchise scoring leader Mikko Koivu, announcing Friday he won't be re-signed after 15 seasons.
September 18
Marcus Johansson took a faceoff for Buffalo during a game against Ottawa in January.

Center of attention: Johansson ready for position switch with Wild

Marcus Johansson trains with Wild players Jonas Brodin and Joel Eriksson Ek when they are home in Sweden, for the summers. He's also worked with coach Dean Evason.
September 17
What on earth are GM Bill Guerin and the Wild doing?

What on earth are GM Bill Guerin and the Wild doing?

Wednesday’s news that the Wild sent Eric Staal to Buffalo in exchange for Marcus Johansson was a head-scratching moment.
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September 17
Eric Staal celebrated a goal on Feb. 25 at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild trades fan-favorite Staal to Buffalo for Johansson

Eric Staal has played 16 NHL seasons, including the past four in Minnesota. He was traded to the Sabres for Marcus Johansson, a 10-year veteran who had nine goals in 60 games last season.


  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    St. Louis 42 19 10 94 23-7-5 19-12-5
    Colorado 42 20 8 92 18-9-6 24-11-2
    Dallas 37 24 8 82 19-12-3 18-12-5
    Winnipeg 37 28 6 80 20-14-3 17-14-3
    Nashville 35 26 8 78 17-14-4 18-12-4
    Minnesota 35 27 7 77 19-11-5 16-16-2
    Chicago 32 30 8 72 16-14-4 16-16-4
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 39 24 8 86 22-11-4 17-13-4
    Edmonton 37 25 9 83 17-11-6 20-14-3
    Calgary 36 27 7 79 16-13-4 20-14-3
    Vancouver 36 27 6 78 22-9-4 14-18-2
    Arizona 33 29 8 74 17-12-4 16-17-4
    Anaheim 29 33 9 67 16-15-5 13-18-4
    Los Angeles 29 35 6 64 19-13-2 10-22-4
    San Jose 29 36 5 63 17-17-2 12-19-3
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Boston 44 14 12 100 22-4-9 22-10-3
    Tampa Bay 43 21 6 92 22-10-2 21-11-4
    Toronto 36 25 9 81 18-9-7 18-16-2
    Florida 35 26 8 78 17-14-4 18-12-4
    Montreal 31 31 9 71 14-17-6 17-14-3
    Buffalo 30 31 8 68 20-11-4 10-20-4
    Ottawa 25 34 12 62 18-13-6 7-21-6
    Detroit 17 49 5 39 12-23-2 5-26-3
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 41 20 8 90 18-10-5 23-10-3
    Philadelphia 41 21 7 89 25-6-4 16-15-3
    Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86 23-8-4 17-15-2
    Carolina 38 25 5 81 19-12-2 19-13-3
    Columbus 33 22 15 81 20-12-4 13-10-11
    NY Islanders 35 23 10 80 20-9-6 15-14-4
    NY Rangers 37 28 5 79 18-16-2 19-12-3
    New Jersey 28 29 12 68 13-11-10 15-18-2
  • Goals
    Z. Parise MIN 25
    K. Fiala MIN 23
    E. Staal MIN 19
    L. Kunin MIN 15
    M. Zuccarello MIN 15
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 40
    K. Fiala MIN 31
    E. Staal MIN 28
    J. Brodin MIN 26
    M. Zuccarello MIN 22
  • Points
    K. Fiala MIN 54
    R. Suter MIN 48
    E. Staal MIN 47
    Z. Parise MIN 46
    M. Zuccarello MIN 37
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    A. Stalock MIN 2.67
    D. Dubnyk MIN 3.35
  • Saves
    A. Stalock MIN 985
    D. Dubnyk MIN 756
    K. Kahkonen MIN 157
  • Wins
    A. Stalock MIN 20
    D. Dubnyk MIN 12
    K. Kahkonen MIN 3
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 48
    D. Pastrnak BOS 48
    A. Matthews TOR 47
    L. Draisaitl EDM 43
    M. Zibanejad NYR 41
  • Assists
    L. Draisaitl EDM 67
    C. McDavid EDM 63
    A. Panarin NYR 63
    J. Carlson WAS 60
    B. Marchand BOS 59
  • Points
    L. Draisaitl EDM 110
    C. McDavid EDM 97
    D. Pastrnak BOS 95
    A. Panarin NYR 95
    N. MacKinnon COL 93
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    T. Rask BOS 2.12
    A. Khudobin DAL 2.22
    D. Kuemper ARI 2.22
    E. Merzlikins CLS 2.35
    J. Halak BOS 2.39
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1656
    C. Price MON 1595
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1472
    F. Andersen TOR 1434
    J. Gibson ANH 1403
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 35
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 31
    J. Binnington STL 30
    F. Andersen TOR 29
    (2) Players 27
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  • Tuesday, September 29
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  • Thursday, October 1
  • Friday, October 2
  • Saturday, October 3
  • Sunday, October 4
  • Monday, October 5
September 16
After signing his extension, Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin said, “I’m super happy, and it feels like home.”

Defenseman Brodin's new deal could help Wild deal for offense

Jonas Brodin agreeing to a seven-year contract extension could lead to the Wild using its depth on defense to make a deal for a high-end offensive player.
September 16
Paul Martin, shown in 2016 with the San Jose Sharks, helped the Gophers win two NCAA titles.

NHL veteran Martin rejoins U, this time as a coach

Paul Martin, an Elk River native who played 14 NHL seasons, will be an undergraduate assistant for his alma mater.
September 15

Blais, Potter among four named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Dean Blais won two NCAA titles at North Dakota while Jenny Potter was a four-time Olympian.
September 13
New Wild forward Nick Bjugstad is working out and skating after an injury-marred season.

New Wild center Bjugstad arrives with 'something to prove'

A native Minnesotan, Nick Bjugstad was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins after an injury-plagued season.
Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
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September 12
Nick Bjugstad

Former Gophers, Blaine standout Bjugstad acquired by Wild

Nick Bjugstad, 28, has one season remaining on a six-year, $24.6 million contract before he will become an unrestricted free agent.
September 10
Boudreau: 'I don't want to end ... by being let go in February'

Boudreau: 'I don't want to end ... by being let go in February'

Ex-Wild coach Bruce Boudreau could probably make a good living by talking about hockey on TV, as he's been doing. But that's not where his heart is at.
September 9
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Sunday.

Wild's Dumba wins King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The defenseman, who has been active in trying to eradicate racial injustice in hockey, was given the award to a player who "best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice."
September 9
College hockey and Minnesota were well-represented in this frame during the Eastern Conference semifinals when Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen (Virgin

Led by Minnesota, influence of college hockey keeps growing in NHL

More than 200 former college players were on NHL rosters as the postseason began, and many, including several Minnesotans, are emerging as standouts.
August 27
Bob Woods has been the Wild’s top assistant coach for the past three seasons.

Wild hires assistant coaches Chabot, McLean

The Wild hired two assistant coaches and extended the contract of three others Wednesday.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
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August 26
New Wild goalie coach has huge task after 2019-20 struggles

New Wild goalie coach has huge task after 2019-20 struggles

In announcing two weeks ago that the Wild was parting ways with longtime goalie coach Bob Mason, general manager Bill Guerin managed to be blunt while still taking the high road.
August 26
Mark Sertich shown in 2019 on the bench between shifts during his morning hockey game. On the same morning Sertich was to be honored with induction in

Mark Sertich, world's oldest hockey player, dies at 99 in Duluth

Mark Sertich was 99 when he died surrounded by family and friends in the Duluth house where he grew up and lived independently up until his last days. He skated until last month.
August 14
Matt Dumba

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is finalist for King Clancy Trophy

Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers and Devils defenseman P.K. Subban are also in the running for the humanitarian award.
August 13
Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and Zach Parise celebrated at the end of a game in 2015.

Souhan: Moving Parise and keeping Dubnyk might help Wild

What Wild GM Bill Guerin does with Zach Parise and Devan Dubnyk this offseason will be telling, and perhaps pivotal for the team's future success.
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