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March 18
Cam Talbot will be in net for the Wild Thursday against the Avalanche.

Talbot gets goalie call for Wild tonight against Avalanche

Dean Evason said Cam Talbot will start instead of Kaapo Kahkonen, who has a nine-game winning streak and just shut out Arizona. "We debated it, for sure," the coach said.
The Wild Beat
March 17
Carson Soucy fights with Arizona Coyotes’ Lawson Crouse (67) during the first period.

Wild's Soucy faces hearing with NHL after illegal hit on Arizona player

Carson Soucy was listening as the referees debated whether to toss him from the game for his hit on Arizona's Conor Garland along the boards Tuesday night.
The Wild Beat
March 16
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen carries an eight-game win streak into Tuesday’s game against Arizona.

Kahkonen, Wild out to continue winning streaks at the X tonight

The Wild will be trying to sweep its five-game homestand and tie a team record with an eighth straight win. Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen also has a streak on the line vs. Arizona.
The Wild Beat
March 12
Kirill Kaprizov celebrated his third goal with Mats Zuccarello during the third period.

Kirill Kaprizov, Mats Zuccarello on 'same wavelength' as Kaprizov's hat trick leads Wild past Coyotes

Mats Zuccarello assisted on two of Kirill Kaprizov's three goals Friday in the Wild's 4-0 win over the Coyotes.
The Wild Beat
March 12
Cam Talbot will be back in net Friday for the Wild against the Coyotes.

Wild's Cam Talbot, Ryan Hartman back in action vs. Coyotes

Cam Talbot and Ryan Hartman will play Friday when the Wild's homestand continues against the Coyotes.
The Wild Beat
March 11
Joel Eriksson Ek (14) and Jordan Greenway (18) celebrated a goal by Eriksson Ek in the first period Wednesday.

Wild overcomes adversity late to knock off Golden Knights

Vegas scored twice late in the third period, but the Wild held on for a 4-3 win Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild Beat
March 10
Kaapo Kahkonen will be back in net Wednesday when the Wild takes on the Golden Knights.

Kahkonen going for 8th straight win as Wild tries for home sweep of Vegas

During his winning streak, Kaapo Kahkonen has a 1.42 goals-against average and .947 save percentage. His 26-save performance Monday was his first career shutout.
The Wild Beat
March 9
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves to record his first career shutout Monday in a 2-0 win over the Golden Knights.

Record-setting Kahkonen, grinding defense answer every Vegas threat

The Wild muscled its way to victory, which moved the team within four points of the top spot in the division going into Wednesday's rematch with the Knights.
The Wild Beat
March 8
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen is getting the start Monday vs. the Golden Knights.

Kahkonen seeks seventh consecutive win in goal vs. streaking Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights are vying for a seventh victory in a row, but so is Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen, whose team starts a five-game homestand tonight.
The Wild Beat
March 6
The Wild and Coyotes split a two-game series after Arizona won 5-2 on Saturday at Gila River Arena.

Wild blows chance to gain ground on Coyotes with split

After overwhelming the Coyotes on Friday, the Wild was outmatched in Round 2 on Saturday to split the two-game series.
The Wild Beat
March 6
Wild left wing Jordan Greenway celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period

Greenway gets an assist from Cole's stick on breakaway goal vs. Coyotes

After making a pitstop at the bench to scoop up a new stick, which happened to belong to teammate Ian Cole, Jordan Greenway scored on a breakaway Friday against the Coyotes.
The Wild Beat
March 5
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Denver.

Parise returns to Wild lineup; Evason says they had 'great meeting'

Zach Parise's return after being a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game won't be the only change after the 5-1 loss to Vegas.
The Wild Beat
March 4
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (7) punches Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala (22) during the third period.

Can Wild keep up as schedule gets more challenging?

Before losing twice to first-place Vegas, the Wild had mostly played against the clubs projected to finish lower than it in the standings.
The Wild Beat
March 2
Minnesota Wild left wing Marcus Foligno (17) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the second period of an NHL hocke

Top line shut down but balanced scoring continues fueling Wild

For the first time in six games, the Wild's most dangerous line of late came up empty-handed in the 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
The Wild Beat
March 1
Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL h

Wild, Golden Knights face off with first place up for grabs

Vegas will face goalie Cam Talbot, who made 27 saves Friday during a win over Los Angeles that was Talbot's return from the NHL's COVID protocols.
The Wild Beat
February 28
Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) was mobbed by his teammates on the ice after scoring the game winning goal past Los Angeles Kings goaltender

Wild's Dumba, Zuccarello team up in dramatic OT win over Kings

After a string of anticlimactic victories, the Wild rediscovered its flair for the dramatic in a 4-3 overtime win over the Kings Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild Beat
February 27
Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot (33) is congratulated by center Nick Bonino (13) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings in an NHL hockey game, Friday,

What letdown? Wild comes out firing in first game back at the X

Coach Dean Evason interrupted the Wild's morning skate Friday to remind his team about the pitfalls of the first home game after a long road trip.
The Wild Beat
February 26
Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot (33) warms up before playing against the San Jose Sharks in an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, M

Talbot back in net as Wild and Kings match winning streaks at the X

The Wild has won four in a row since losing to the Kings in their first game back from its COVID shutdown. Los Angeles brings a six-game winning streak to St. Paul.
The Wild Beat
February 25
Minnesota Wild center Nico Sturm, front, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the thi

Parise, Fiala, others hit milestones as Wild ends road swing with flourish

After limping through a loss in the road-trip opener, the Wild finished with a night of excellent team play and individual accomplishments.
The Wild Beat
February 24
Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen deflects a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday, Feb. 16,

Kahkonen starts again as Wild ends road trip tonight against Avalanche

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen has a .930 save percentage and 1.82 goals-against average in five road starts, and is keeping veteran Cam Talbot on the bench.
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