Wild left wing Kevin Fiala controls the puck against Blackhawks defenseman Seth Jones during the first period Friday night.

Wild erupts for 5-1 victory to open home-and-home series with Chicago

In their first reunion in almost two years, both franchises' new directions were on display as the Wild routed its rebuilding rival at United Center for its fourth win in the past five games.

Hartman fights off illness, returns to high-scoring status with Wild

12:00am
Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman (38).    ]
After starting his career as a goal scorer in Chicago, Ryan Hartman has gone from role player to scorer again with the Wild. He scored twice Friday.
RandBall

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen is a reason to feel good about Wild's stretch run

January 20
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen during a recent win against Anaheim.
The young goalie has delivered another strong stretch of play at a critical time with veteran Cam Talbot sidelined.
Wild
January 21

Friday's Wild-Chicago game recap

A quick look at the front end of the Wild's home-and-home series with the Blackhawks.
The Wild Beat
January 21
Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek missed the last five games with injury and COVID-19.

Eriksson Ek returns as Wild kicks off home-and-home vs. Chicago

The Wild continues to get healthier, with the team potentially getting three regulars back in a home-and-home series that starts tonight in Chicago.
Wild
January 21
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, left, watched the puck a moment before scoring the winning goal in the team’s most recent meeting with Chicago, on Feb.

After almost two years, Wild and Blackhawks resume their rivalry

The teams were in different divisions last season, and the last time they played, Bruce Boudreau was the Wild coach.
Wild
January 20

Wild vs. Blackhawks home-and-home preview

The teams play Friday night at United Center and Saturday in St. Paul.
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.
Bubble hockey Sarah McLellan's letters: 14 days in Canadian quarantine
updated 10 hours 6 mins. ago
Daily letters from hockey writer Sarah McLellan to her father from her 14 days of quarantine in an Edmonton hotel room.
Wild
January 19
Gabriel Landeskog of the Avs got past Wild winger Mats Zuccarello on Monday in Colorado’s 4-3 victory.

Without Olympic break, Wild will have jam-packed second half schedule

With seven makeup games landing in February, the team's final 41 games will be in 81 days.
Wild
January 19
Wild players celebrated a goal by Kirill Kaprizov (97) during Monday’s loss in Colorado.i)

A look at the Wild's seven postponed games rescheduled for February

Because there won't be an Olympic break for NHL players, teams can use February for makeups.
Sports
January 19
Jared Olafson used a machine donated by Ironhide Equipment to clear the skate path.

Reusse: Warroad's hockey folks keep five-mile skating path safe and growing

The Riverbend Skate Path along the Warroad River now extends for 5.2 miles, connecting the east and west sides of the Canadian border town, as well as generations of hockey players.

nhl

  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Colorado 27 8 3 57 16-2-1 11-6-2
    St. Louis 24 11 5 53 16-4-2 8-7-3
    Nashville 25 14 3 53 12-7-0 13-7-3
    Minnesota 23 10 3 49 12-3-1 11-7-2
    Dallas 20 16 2 42 14-4-1 6-12-1
    Winnipeg 17 13 6 40 10-6-1 7-7-5
    Chicago 15 19 6 36 8-8-3 7-11-3
    Arizona 10 25 4 24 5-13-1 5-12-3
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 24 15 2 50 13-10-2 11-5-0
    Anaheim 20 16 7 47 13-7-4 7-9-3
    Los Angeles 20 16 5 45 13-10-2 7-6-3
    San Jose 21 18 2 44 11-8-2 10-10-0
    Calgary 18 11 6 42 5-4-4 13-7-2
    Vancouver 18 18 4 40 8-7-2 10-11-2
    Edmonton 18 16 2 38 10-8-0 8-8-2
    Seattle 12 24 4 28 8-13-2 4-11-2
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Florida 28 8 5 61 21-3-0 7-5-5
    Tampa Bay 27 10 5 59 14-4-3 13-6-2
    Toronto 24 10 3 51 14-4-1 10-6-2
    Boston 23 12 2 48 13-7-1 10-5-1
    Detroit 18 17 6 42 13-6-3 5-11-3
    Buffalo 12 21 7 31 6-12-3 6-9-4
    Ottawa 11 20 2 24 5-10-0 6-10-2
    Montreal 8 25 6 22 5-10-1 3-15-5
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Carolina 27 8 2 56 13-4-1 14-4-1
    NY Rangers 26 11 4 56 11-3-2 15-8-2
    Pittsburgh 25 10 5 55 11-5-2 14-5-3
    Washington 22 10 9 53 11-5-5 11-5-4
    Columbus 18 19 1 37 11-7-1 7-12-0
    NY Islanders 14 13 6 34 7-6-3 7-7-3
    Philadelphia 13 19 8 34 6-9-4 7-10-4
    New Jersey 14 19 5 33 9-8-3 5-11-2
  • Goals
    R. Hartman MIN 18
    K. Kaprizov MIN 16
    M. Foligno MIN 15
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 11
    M. Zuccarello MIN 11
  • Assists
    K. Kaprizov MIN 30
    M. Zuccarello MIN 23
    A. Goligoski MIN 19
    K. Fiala MIN 17
    (2) Players 14
  • Points
    K. Kaprizov MIN 46
    M. Zuccarello MIN 34
    R. Hartman MIN 32
    K. Fiala MIN 26
    M. Foligno MIN 25
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    K. Kahkonen MIN 2.45
    C. Talbot MIN 3.00
  • Saves
    C. Talbot MIN 710
    K. Kahkonen MIN 358
  • Wins
    C. Talbot MIN 15
    K. Kahkonen MIN 8
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 27
    L. Draisaitl EDM 26
    C. Kreider NYR 26
    A. Matthews TOR 25
    A. DeBrincat CHI 23
  • Assists
    J. Huberdeau FLA 40
    A. Fox NYR 36
    N. Kadri COL 36
    V. Hedman TB 34
    C. McDavid EDM 34
  • Points
    A. Ovechkin WAS 56
    J. Huberdeau FLA 55
    L. Draisaitl EDM 54
    C. McDavid EDM 53
    N. Kadri COL 51
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    F. Andersen CAR 2.03
    I. Shesterkin NYR 2.03
    T. Jarry PIT 2.10
    J. Markstrom CGY 2.18
    J. Campbell TOR 2.24
  • Saves
    J. Saros NSH 987
    T. Demko VAN 914
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 881
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 864
    J. Gibson ANH 852
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 23
    F. Andersen CAR 21
    T. Jarry PIT 21
    J. Saros NSH 21
    S. Bobrovsky FLA 20
  • Thursday, January 20
    Boston 4, Washington 3, F Dallas 5, Buffalo 4, F Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1, F
    Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 4, F Nashville 5, Winnipeg 2, F Florida 6, Edmonton 0, F
    Colorado 4, Los Angeles 1, F Seattle 3, San Jose 2, F Vegas 4, Montreal 3, F
  • Friday, January 21
    Carolina 6, NY Rangers 3, F Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 2, F Dallas 5, Detroit 4, F
    NY Islanders 4, Arizona 0, F Minnesota 5, Chicago 1, F Anaheim 5, Tampa Bay 1, F
    St. Louis 5, Seattle 0, F Florida 2, Vancouver 1, F
  • Today, January 22
    Philadelphia @ Buffalo Winnipeg @ Boston Montreal @ Colorado
    Carolina @ New Jersey Arizona @ NY Rangers Toronto @ NY Islanders
    Ottawa @ Washington Detroit @ Nashville Chicago @ Minnesota
    Calgary @ Edmonton Tampa Bay @ San Jose
  • Sunday, January 23
    Winnipeg @ Pittsburgh Ottawa @ Columbus Los Angeles @ New Jersey
    Florida @ Seattle St. Louis @ Vancouver
  • Monday, January 24
    Anaheim @ Boston Los Angeles @ NY Rangers Dallas @ Philadelphia
    Vegas @ Washington Montreal @ Minnesota St. Louis @ Calgary
    Chicago @ Colorado
  • Tuesday, January 25
    Vegas @ Carolina Dallas @ New Jersey Buffalo @ Ottawa
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh Philadelphia @ NY Islanders Florida @ Winnipeg
    Nashville @ Seattle Edmonton @ Vancouver
  • Wednesday, January 26
    Calgary @ Columbus Anaheim @ Toronto San Jose @ Washington
    Chicago @ Detroit Boston @ Colorado
  • Thursday, January 27
    NY Rangers @ Columbus Vegas @ Florida Anaheim @ Montreal
    Los Angeles @ NY Islanders Carolina @ Ottawa Seattle @ Pittsburgh
    New Jersey @ Tampa Bay Calgary @ St. Louis Vancouver @ Winnipeg
    Nashville @ Edmonton
Wild
January 18
Nathan MacKinnon, left, scores a third-period goal that Wild coach Dean Evason argued never went into the net.

Wild West showdown: Colorado slips past Wild for 4-3 shootout win

Kirill Kaprizov had two goals, including the tying score with the goalie pulled. But it wasn't enough as the Avalanche benefited from a controversial score to win its 14th in a row at home.
Wild
January 17
Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov came up with the game-tying goal not once, but twice in the third period Monday in an eventual 4-3 shootout loss to the Av

Wild's Kaprizov enhances reputation for making big plays in big moments

"He's on a mission every time he goes out there," says winger Jordan Greenway, after Kirill Kaprizov twice scored game-tying goals on Monday.
Sign up here: Star Tribune's Puck Drop newsletter
Everything hockey Sign up here: Star Tribune's Puck Drop newsletter
updated 4 hours 49 mins. ago
Click here to sign for the newsletter, and to get links to bookmark the Puck Drop blog and web page.
Wild
January 17
Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, left, made a glove-save of a shot off the stick of Kirill Kaprizov to end the shootout.

Wild-Colorado game recap

Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz made 25 stops in relief and blocked all three Wild attempts in the shootout.
Olympics
January 17
Gophers men’s hockey players who will play for the United States at the Beijing Games (left to right): Matthew Knies, Brock Faber and Ben Meyers

Trio of Gophers chasing gold medal dreams with U.S. men's hockey team

Brock Faber, Ben Meyers and Matthew Knies get a chance to represent U.S. after NHL opted out of Beijing Olympics.
Wild
January 17
“We want to go in there and take two points,” Wild alternate captain Marcus Foligno said of the upcoming game against the Avalanche in Colorado.

Avalanche a good measuring stick for Wild in competitive Central

A five-point gap in standings is a realistic indicator of the progress Wild has to make to climb closer to the top.
Wild
January 16
Wingers Kirill Kaprizov, left, and Mats Zuccarello are firing on all cylinders for the Wild. Kaprizov has 10 points in his past five games played, whi

Wild-Colorado game preview: Kaprizov, Zuccarello are on a tear

The Wild plays a holiday matinée game in Denver against an Avalanche team that doesn't lose at home.
Wild
January 15
Wild goalie Cam Talbot gave up six goals in two periods to St. Louis in the Winter Classic before leaving because of a lower body injury.

Recuperating Talbot holds high hopes for Wild when it gets healthy

The Wild's top goalie, who has been out since the Winter Classic, expects the team to be among the league's best.
Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
scores, stats, latest news Star Tribune NHL 24/7
updated 5 hours 55 mins. ago
Schedules, rosters, stats and all the latest news from the National Hockey League.
Wild
January 15
Wild right wing Ryan Hartman celebrates scoring in the period Friday night in St. Paul.

Don't blink: Wild's quick scores set up dominant 7-3 win over Anaheim

Back-to-back scores from Matt Boldy and Mats Zuccarello four seconds apart were just one second shy of tying the Wild record for fastest two goals in team history. Six different Wild players scored and 10 earned at least a point.
Wild
January 14
Kirill Kaprizov of the Wild skated behind the net during the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.

All-Star magic plans? Wild's Kirill Kaprizov says, 'I don't have cool skill'

The team's leading scorer was selected to play in the league's showcase event in Las Vegas.
Wild
January 14

Friday's Wild-Anaheim game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
The Wild Beat
January 14
Kirill Kaprizov is set to return to action on Friday against the Ducks at Xcel Energy Center after missing the last game with injury.

Kaprizov returns after Boston boarding injury, will play against Ducks tonight

Brandon Duhaime and Jordan Greenway have returned from COVID protocols for the Wild, who are playing their first game since beating Washington with a makeshift roster.
Sports
January 14
From Jan. 26 until Feb. 9, Gophers fans will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours to attend indoor

Updates: More on the COVID vaccine mandate and Twin Cities sports venues

The University of Minnesota announced its own guidelines for Minneapolis and outstate campuses; an outdoor World Cup qualifying soccer match at Allianz FIeld will fall under the St. Paul ordinance.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
Whitecaps hockey Women's pro hockey: Minnesota Whitecaps join the NWHL
updated 3 hours 18 mins. ago
The Minnesota Whitecaps have joined the National Women's Pro Hockey league for the 2018-19 season. Click here for a game schedule, player news, standings and more about the team and the league.
Wild
January 14
Jordan Greenway will return to the Wild lineup on Friday night.

As regulars return to Wild lineup, Eriksson Ek's comeback stopped by COVID

Kirill Kaprizov, Brandon Duhaime and Jordan Greenway all will be skating against the Anaheim Ducks.
Final, 1/21 1 2 3 F
Minnesota 23-10-3 3 2 0 5
Chicago 15-19-6 0 0 1 1
NHL Scoreboard
  • NY Rangers

    Carolina

     

    - F

    3

    6

  • Pittsburgh

    Columbus

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Dallas

    Detroit

     

    - F

    5

    4

  • Arizona

    NY Islanders

     

    - F

    0

    4

  • Minnesota

    Chicago

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • Tampa Bay

    Anaheim

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • St. Louis

    Seattle

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Florida

    Vancouver

     

    - F

    2

    1