Eric Staal

Craig's List | NHL realignment proposal that makes sense

<i>Each week at Five on the Fly we’ll preview developing storylines for the NHL’s upcoming week. This week we make the case for why it’s okay to award</i> …

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Dubnyk Stands Strong In Wild’s 3-1 Win Over Coyotes

<b>GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) —</b> Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 victory over …

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March 18 notes: Optional practice; NCAA tournament; Folin returns to Minnesota

Insiders. A warm welcome to you from overcast St. Paul, where it’s a touch quieter than it was upon our arrival. Weather for this trip is shaping up …

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Kings' Christian Folin has mixed emotions in return to Minnesota

Minnesota brings up mixed memories for Christian Folin. They include a bus ride full of doubt and pop star Taylor Swift.<p>It's complicated. But it's mostly positive, and it's why Folin has an attachment to the state where he adapted to American culture, developed as a player and made his NHL debut, …

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Scoring woes continue as Wild hand Coyotes second straight loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet viewed the past two games as significant tests because they came against the Nashville Predators and …

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NHL insider: Wild's defensemen continue to rack up points

Wild’s successes include a blue line corps that has set record for offensive output.

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Zucker leads Wild to 4-2 win in Vegas homecoming

LAS VEGAS (AP) The thought of playing an NHL game in his hometown never entered Jason Zucker’s mind when the Minnesota Wild made him their …

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Perusing Jets potential playoff partners

As the NHL hits the home stretch, expect a wild ride as teams jockey for position with only three weeks remaining on the 2017-18 regular-season slate.<p>…


Game Day: Arizona Coyotes battle the Minnesota Wild

The Arizona Coyotes play hose to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Stay with this page for news, analysis and updates throughout the day.

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Eric Staal returns for a remarkable season with the Minnesota Wild

Staal flirting with the top-20 in league scoring as he builds on success since signing with Minnesota<p>At one point in his career, it would have been …


Wild Sweep Season Series Over Vegas in 4-2 Victory | Crease and Assist

“Bow down before the one you serve, you’re going to get what you deserve,” are they lyrics to <b>Nine Inch Nails</b>‘ <i>Head Like A Hole</i> song. In a way I kind …

Alex Stalock

NHL Plays: Friday

The new game in town is called DRAFT ( and the DFS game is something most poolies have grown up on, drafting a team, allowing each …

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Why Lightning's Nikita Kucherov shouldn't be in Hart Trophy conversation

Fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning weren’t very pleased when I broke down the chances Eric Staal has of winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s …

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Wild get past cellar-dwelling Coyotes

Marcus Foligno scored the winning goal midway through the third period as the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.<p>Nino Niederreiter and Eric Staal also tallied goals for Minnesota. Clayton Keller scored for Arizona.<p>Goaltender Devan Dubnyk, …

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Support from Wild fans in Vegas put team 'over the top' in win over Golden Knights

It’s unclear just how many of the announced 18,295 in attendance Friday at T-Mobile Arena were cheering on the visitors, but they sure made their …

Bruce Boudreau

Sheng Peng - What's Going Wrong in Vegas?

"I expect a big bounceback game [against Minnesota]," declared James Neal, after Vegas was bedeviled by New Jersey 8-3 on Wednesday. However, the …

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Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Arizona Coyotes 3/17/18 @ 8:00PM at Gila River Arena | Crease and Assist

<b>Minnesota Wild</b> (40-24-7) 87pts 3rd in the Central<p>3.07 Goals For Per Game (11th in the NHL)<p>2.86 Goals Against Per Game (13th in the NHL)<p>20.6% Power …

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Las Vegas native Zucker scores in win over Golden Knights in return home

Friday night at T-Mobile Arena, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker created a memory in his hometown that he never dreamed of.<p>Zucker lifted the puck …

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Wild makes first trip to Vegas to visit Golden Knights

In its first trip to Vegas this season, the Wild will try to extend a recent rough patch for the Golden Knights on home ice.

Alex Stalock

The legend of Wild Bill: William Karlsson is hockey’s most unlikely success story

BUFFALO — Idling in a stall inside KeyBank Center’s visitors dressing room, his trademark blonde locks partly hidden by a black Vegas Golden Knights …

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As Vegas shines in first season, Wild go for rare sweep

The Minnesota Wild are one of the last teams standing as the Vegas Golden Knights‘ inaugural season comes to a close.<p>More Wild coverage<p>As Vegas …

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What happens in Vegas? Wild on their best behavior

LAS VEGAS — Wild coach Bruce Boudreau might have put it best when talking about the dangers of playing in Las Vegas.“There’s more to do than in …

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Alexandar Georgiev Could Be Latest Diamond In Rough As Rangers Rebuild

By a show of hands, how many of you had Alexandar Georgiev in your pool for most impactful free agent signing of the 2017 offseason for the New York …


'Yotes Notes: Raanta likely to return against Wild

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta practiced on Friday at the Ice Den Scottsdale. If everything feels right on Saturday morning, he …

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Neal returns for Golden Knights' matchup with Wild

Golden Knights forward James Neal will be back in the lineup tonight for the first time since Feb. 26.<p>Neal missed the last eight games after …

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Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights 3/16/18 @ 9:30PM CST at T-Mobile Arena | Crease and Assist

<b>Minnesota Wild</b> (39-24-7) 85pts 3rd in the Central<p>3.06 Goals For Per Game (10th in the NHL)<p>2.87 Goals Against Per Game (14th in the NHL)<p>20.9% Power …

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The Puck Guys: Hot Teams, Tavares, Race for the Hart, NHLPA, Fowl Thoughts

Hey Puckheads!! We are finally back after three long weeks!!! Here is whats on tap this week.<p>-Injuries and playoff implications with Bergeron, McAvoy …

Minnesota Wild look to keep Colorado Avalanche at bay in Central Division

The Minnesota Wild host Central Division rivals the Colorado Avalanche in a Western Conference showdown on Tuesday.<p>Colorado Avalanche center Nathan …


Quick Hits Oilers @ Flames: Rivalries and 600 goals

The Oilers and Flames will meet for the 237th time tonight in the regular season. The Flames have won 117 games and the Oilers have won 100. The …

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Haggs NHL Power Rankings: Lightning steady at the top

It's a wide open race for NHL Awards season with Nikita Kucherov and Evgeni Malkin certainly the front-runners with a number of other quality …