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.
The Wild Beat
April 16
The Wild and San Jose play back-to-back games at the X tonight and Saturday.

Wild seeking better results in back-to-back games against San Jose

The Wild has fared well against most of its rivals in the West Division this season, but one club that it's been up and down against is the Sharks.
The Wild Beat
April 13
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen stopped a shot by Arizona’s Clayton Keller during a game March 16 at the X.

Wild game against Coyotes on Wednesday moved to afternoon start

The game originally was scheduled for a 8 p.m. faceoff
The Wild Beat
April 12
Marcus Foligno will be back in the Wild’s lineup Monday vs. the Blues.

Marcus Foligno returns, Kevin Fiala questionable for Wild vs. Blues

Marcus Foligno will play Monday after missing the previous 15 games with a broken ankle.
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The Wild Beat
April 11
Nick Swaney signed an entry-level contract with the Wild on Sunday.

Wild signs Nick Swaney to entry-level contract

Nick Swaney will report to Iowa in the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout for the rest of this season.
The Wild Beat
April 9
Kaapo Kahkonen will be in net Friday night when the Wild takes on the Blues at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

Kahkonen starts as Wild begins three games vs. struggling St. Louis

Not only is tonight the start of a back-to-back and three in a row overall, but the game is the first of seven head-to-head battles the rest of the season.
The Wild Beat
April 8
Kevin Fiala (22) of the Minnesota Wild celebrated a goal in the third period. Fiala had a hat trick in the game.

Power play surges with four goals in Wild's blasting of Avalanche

In its most dominant offensive performance of the year, the Wild outran the Avalanche by scoring four times on the power play.
The Wild Beat
April 7
Wild forward Zach Parise hasn’t played since entering the NHL’s COVID protocols on March 24.

Parise, Zuccarello return for Wild in rematch vs. Avs; Bjugstad out

Nick Bjugstad will not suit up for the Wild. He's out with an upper-body injury after leaving Monday's loss to Colorado following a fight with Kyle Burroughs.
The Wild Beat
April 6
The Wild surrendered four goals to the Avalanche in the second period on Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Badly played second period sinks Wild in loss to Avalanche

The Wild gave up four goals in the second period en route to the loss that ended its record home winning streak.
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The Wild Beat
April 5
The Wild will take on the Avalanche on Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild looking for 12th straight win with 3,000 fans looking on at the X

"It'll be good to get a small amount of fans at least in the building," winger Nick Bjugstad said. "We're excited."
The Wild Beat
April 4
The Wild finished off a sweep of the Vegas Golden Knights by winning 2-1 Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.

Wild returns home to fans at Xcel with momentum from road trip

The Wild finished off a four-game road trip 2-1-1 after sweeping the Vegas Golden Knights and hope to extend its 11-game winning streak at the X.
The Wild Beat
April 3
The Wild and Golden Knights will be back in action Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Wild finishing up road trip with chance to sweep Golden Knights

The Wild will wrap up its road trip Saturday night in Vegas.
The Wild Beat
April 3
Cam Talbot’s 35 saves led the Wild to a 3-2 shootout win over the Golden Knights on Thursday.

Wild needs to tighten up after relying on Talbot to beat Golden Knights

The Wild realizes it needs to clean up its play after getting bailed out by goalie Cam Talbot throughout the 3-2 shootout win.
The Wild Beat
April 1
The Wild suffered its second loss on this road trip Wednesday, falling 4-2 to the Sharks.

Can Wild salvage road trip tonight with success in Las Vegas?

How the team responds after falling 4-2 to the Sharks on Wednesday to drop the first two games on this road trip will be telling.
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The Wild Beat
March 31
Wild rookie goalie Kaapo Kahkonen will start Wednesday against the Sharks.

Kaapo Kahkonen back in net for Wild tonight in San Jose

Kahkonen hasn't played since March 20 when his nine-game win streak came to an end during a 6-0 loss at Colorado.
The Wild Beat
March 30
The Wild opened a four-game road trip Monday with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.

Clunky overtime play costs Wild in shootout loss to San Jose

The Wild's struggles with face-offs dot were an issue in the 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks, which has been a concern all season.
The Wild Beat
March 29
Nick Bonino will play on a new line Monday when the Wild takes on the Sharks in San Jose.

Talbot in goal, Bonino promoted as Wild ends break vs. Sharks

After a three-day break, the Wild returns to the road in San Jose. The team is on a three-game winning streak despite not playing particularly well.
The Wild Beat
March 25
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba will play Thursday vs. the Blues at Xcel Energy Center.

Dumba returns to Wild lineup; get ready for a lot of the Blues

Defenseman Matt Dumba back in the lineup tonight for the Wild, who will play St. Louis eight times over the final 25 games of the regular season.
The Wild Beat
March 22
Marcus Johansson will be back in the Wild’s lineup after missing the last 16 games with injury.

Wild back at home to take on Ducks; Marcus Johansson returns

Johansson will return to the lineup for the opener of a three-game homestand after missing the past 16 games with an upper-body injury.
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The Wild Beat
March 19
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, center, is helped off the ice by Jonas Brodin, front, and Jordan Greenway after being injured in the second period

Dumba injured, helped off the ice in loss to Avalanche

Matt Dumba was hurt after crashing feet first into the boards. He wasn't putting weight on his right leg while being helped off the ice.
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