Wild will open postseason vs. Vancouver on Sunday, Aug. 2 in Edmonton

Wild will open postseason vs. Vancouver on Sunday, Aug. 2 in Edmonton

The NHL released the schedule for the best-of-five play-in series on Friday afternoon.
Coronavirus
July 10
Twins reliever Jorge Alacala threw during live batting practice Monday evening. The team started training camp last week.

Tracking the sports schedule: Latest on what's returning and when

Here are the latest updates on sports cancellations and postponements, and when the games may begin again.
Wild
July 10
Dean Evason talked with Luke Kunin during a practice on Feb. 14, the day Evason took over as Wild interim coach.

Evason eager to resume, has message for Wild: 'Play the same way'

The Wild was on a roll when the season was stopped by the pandemic, and interim coach Dean Evason is hoping players can keep that edge when games resume.
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Wild
July 9
Wild, NHL donate $100,000 to Matt Dumba's fundraiser to help rebuild Lake Street

Wild, NHL donate $100,000 to Matt Dumba's fundraiser to help rebuild Lake Street

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba's fundraiser to help rebuild Lake Street in the aftermath of George Floyd's death received a $100,000 donation from the NHL and Wild.
Wild
July 9

Wild names Judd Brackett director of amateur scouting

When the 2020 NHL draft takes place, the Wild will have someone new in charge of its picks.
Wild
July 8
Wild winger Zach Parise talked to reporters via Zoom on Wednesday.

Wild's Parise: 'Hockey could really take advantage of the situation'

The NHL will return to action early in August with the postseason starting for the Wild in Edmonton.
Wild
July 6
Wild interim coach Dean Evason spoke with Luke Kunin during a February practice at Tria Rink in St. Paul. The NHL and the players reached agreement Mo

NHL, players reach agreement to start season Aug. 1

Sides settle on safety rules, agree on extension of CBA.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
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Wild
July 6

NHL season is one step closer

If Monday's agreement is approved, formal training camps will open July 13.

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  • 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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  • Today, July 11
  • Sunday, July 12
  • Monday, July 13
  • Tuesday, July 14
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Thursday, July 16
Wild
July 5
The Wild’s next game is likely to be at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Toronto, Edmonton likely to be hub cities when NHL postseason starts

Negotiations appear to have resolved many issues, according to TSN, and a vote among players could happen this weekend.
Variety
July 1
Munich’s players celebrated in front of the empty stands after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolf

With arenas empty, TV networks consider adding fake crowd noise

Joe Buck, the Fox Sports announcer, said during an interview that it was "pretty much a done deal" that the NFL would use artificial fan noise if games are played in empty stadiums.
Wild
June 30
Carson Soucy spoke to reporters via Zoom on Tuesday.

Wild's Soucy on COVID-19: 'You definitely don't plan to get it'

Carson Soucy was among the first wave of players to voluntarily skate at Tria Rink after the Wild opened its practice rink last month as part of the second phase of the NHL's return to play plan.
Vikings
June 29
Twins general manager Thad Levine, manager Rocco Baldelli and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey talked during spring training in February. All 13 of

Scoggins: Time for bold change among Minnesota's sports executives

Minnesota's sports leadership a largely homogeneous group of white people who run teams and programs that have a high percentage of athletes who are minorities. It's time to change that.
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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Wild
June 26
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk in January.

Devan Dubnyk goes through COVID precautions, takes part in voluntary workout

Health protocols are a priority, and the Wild goalie is greeting coronavirus testing head-on.
Wild
June 26
Canada's Alexis Lafreniere is regarded as the consensus No. 1 overall choice for the NHL draft, and that No. 1 choice will go to one of the eight team

Wild would have shot at NHL draft's No. 1 overall pick, with a series loss to Vancouver

The placeholder spot won the NHL draft lottery, meaning one of the eight teams that fails to advance out of the playoffs' qualifying round will get to pick first.
Wild
June 26
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk blocked a shot by the Penguins' Dominik Kahun in January.

Wild union rep Dubnyk hopeful training camps will open as planned

The NHL has yet to announce the logistics of its return-to-play plan but the Wild goalie said there is still time for a deal to get done.
Gophers
June 25
With NHL draft delayed, Gophers recruit Ratzlaff eyes football border battle

With NHL draft delayed, Gophers recruit Ratzlaff eyes football border battle

Rosemount's Jake Ratzlaff committed to Gophers hockey early, but he is also considering football. "He enjoys both and he's pretty good at both," said Chris McAlpine, a family adviser through Octagon Hockey
Wild
June 24
Wild interim head coach Dean Evason

Wild players slowly return at first voluntary, small group workout

The Wild officially began Phase 2 of the NHL's return to play plan Wednesday, opening its practice facility for voluntary, small group workouts.
Wild
June 23
Wild players Marcus Foligno (17), Joel Eriksson Ek (14) and Jordan Greenway (18) celebrated a February goal at Xcel Energy Center.

Fending off Prince, 'Crowd Chant' entrenched as Wild's goal song

The Wild played two seasons with Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" as its goal song before switching back in 2018 because that's what the fans wanted.
Wild
June 23
Wild players can begin voluntary workouts at TRIA on Wednesday

Wild players can begin voluntary workouts at TRIA on Wednesday

The groups working out will be limited to 12 at a time, the team said in a release, and players will have received instructions about what they can and can't do.
Coronavirus
June 22
Contact sports such as wrestling, hockey and football face many challenges in keeping athletes safe in competition.

Contact sports wrestle with the challenges of playing during a pandemic

For contact sports, social distancing isn't a workable option. As football, hockey and other sports move ahead toward restarting, those involved are aware of the challenges they face. Can they keep their seasons and sports viable?
Wild
June 22
Legendary Russian goalie Vladislav Tretiak was quite a catch for John and Lyn Erickson at their Detroit Lakes hockey camp in 1991.

Reusse: How did a Russian sports legend end up in Detroit Lakes?

In the early '90s, goalie Vladislav Tretiak became a goalie instructor at a hockey camp -- and faced tough questions from 9-year-olds.

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