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  • The Wild will host the Colorado Avalanche for Game 3 on Monday and Game 4 on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. Xcel Energy Center Preps for Playoff Hockey

    While the Minnesota Wild prepared for its first Stanley Cup Playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday, crews worked to ready Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for Game 3 and Game 4 on Monday and Thursday next week...

  • KSTP's Cory Kampschroer and 1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad predict who will win the Stanley Cup Playoffs. WEB CHAT: Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night to begin a best-of-seven series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. How far will Minnesota go this year? KSTP's Cory Kampschroer and 1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad discuss, plus predict who will hoist the Stanley Cup Trophy...

  • Photo: Minnesota Wild Foundation Minnesota Wild Kick Off 'Beard-a-Thon' Tradition

    In honor of playoff season, it’s time to grow out your facial hair! The Minnesota Wild kicked off its Beard-a-Thon on Wednesday to raise money for its foundation. During the Beard-a-Thon, fans are encouraged to start with a clean face and then not shave until the Wild are knocked out of the playoffs or until they take home the Stanley Cup...

  • More Former Players Sue NHL Regarding Concussions

    Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries...

  • Mikael Granlund has missed the last six games after suffering a concussion. Wild Expecting Mikael Granlund for Playoffs

    Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs after missing the last six games of the regular season. Coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday that Granlund "looks good and feels good" after missing the last two weeks. The Wild play at Colorado on Thursday in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

  • The Minnesota Wild enter the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ten Things to Watch

    Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries. The Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the playoffs beginning Thursday...

  • KSTP TV Sports Director Joe Schmit talks to Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter. WEB EXTRA: Ryan Suter Unplugged

    Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter talks candidly with KSTP-TV Sports Director Joe Schmit in this weekly one-on-one interview...

  • Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30), of Russia, during the second period. Wild Drop Regular Season Finale

    Craig Smith had two goals and two assists for Nashville, and the Predators finished the season strong with a 7-3 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Sunday night...

  •   Minnesota Wild center Zenon Konopka (28) reaches for the puck against Colorado Avalanche right wing Marc-Andre Cliche (24) and Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Wild to Face Colorado in 1st Round of Playoffs

    The National Hockey League has announced the Minnesota Wild will play the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of playoffs for the Western Conference. The announcement comes after Colorado won the Central Division on Sunday afternoon...

  • St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) lies on the ice after being injured during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday. Wild's Mike Rupp to Meet with NHL After Big Hit on T. J. Oshie

    Minnesota Wild left wing Mike Rupp will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Friday for a hit on St. Louis Blues left wing T.J. Oshie on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center. At 10:30 of the second period, Rupp was assessed a match penalty for hitting Oshie near the blue line in the Minnesota defensive zone. Oshie left the game and did not return...

  • Minnesota Wild defenseman Christian Folin, center, center Kyle Brodziak (21) and goalie John Curry (33) celebrate after the Wild defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 during an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 10, 2014. Hometown Hero: Curry Carries Wild Over Blues

    Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry (Breck High School) made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night...  

  • INTERVIEW: Tickets on Sale for Wild Playoffs

    The Minnesota Wild have a lot to celebrate as they officially qualified for the playoffs with a win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Wayne Peterson, Director of Marketing for the Wild and Nordy joined Chris Egert in the studio to talk about how fans can get in on the playoff fun and excitement...

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, celebrates with teammates Matt Cooke (24), Jonathon Blum (7), Nino Niederreiter (22), of Switzerland, and others after the Wild defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 during a shootout in an NHL hockey game. Playoff-Bound Wild Notch Shootout Win vs. Bruins

    Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota and Ilya Bryzgalov denied all three Boston shots in the shootout, lifting the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night that clinched a wild-card spot in the Western Conference playoffs...

  • Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher with KSTP's Joe Schmit. WEB EXTRA: Wild GM on Playoff Push

    The Minnesota Wild can clinch a playoff berth by earning a point Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are currently seventh in the Western Conference standings with three games remaining. Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher joined KSTP Sports Director Joe Schmit before the game to discuss a potential postseason run...

  • KSTP TV Sports Director Joe Schmit talks to Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter. WEB EXTRA: Ryan Suter Unplugged

    KSTP-TV Sports Director Joe Schmit sits down with Minnesota Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter in this week's edition of "Ryan Suter: Unplugged"

  • AP File Photo Bryzgalov Shines in Wild Win

    Charlie Coyle scored in the second period and Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Monday night and closed in on a playoff berth in the Western Conference. Minnesota just needs a point against Boston on Tuesday night to secure a playoff spot...

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30), of Russia, deflects a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the first period. Bryzgalov Posts Second Shutout With Wild

    Cody McCormick had a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 Saturday night...

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81) scores the game winning goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout during an NHL hockey game in Chicago. Blackhawks Top Wild in Shootout

    Marian Hossa scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the banged-up Chicago Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night...

  • Goalie John Curry last appeared in an NHL game in 2010 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wild Recall Goalie Curry, Forward Dowell

    The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie John Curry and forward Jake Dowell from the AHL. Curry, 30, is 7-9-2 with a 2.62 goals against average and .920 save percentage this season for the Iowa Wild. With Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and now Darcy Kuemper out injured, the Wild need a backup for Ilya Bryzgalov...

  • Ryan Suter says he is the member of the Minnesota Wild most likely to hold public office. WEB EXTRA: Ryan Suter Unplugged

    Joe Schmit goes one-on-one with Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter throughout the season. This week, they talk about which members of the team are best at things outside of hockey, like politics, dating supermodels, and wittiness. You also find out what Suter's favorite movie is...

  • Massachusetts-Lowell's Christian Folin (26) holds the trophy after Lowell defeated New Hampshire 4-0 in the Hockey East championship game in Boston, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Wild Sign Defenseman Christian Folin

    The Minnesota Wild signed college free agent defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year, entry-level contract. Folin ended his career with Massachusetts-Lowell, finishing his sophomore season with four goals and 16 assists in 41 games. The deal was done late Monday while the Wild were in Los Angeles on their way to a win over the Kings...

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, back left, battle Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) for possession. Wild Snaps Kings' 6-Game Winning Streak

    Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings' six-game winning streak...

  • Wild Sign 43-Year-Old Goalie to Emergency Contract

    After losing goaltender Darcy Kuemper to injury, the Minnesota Wild Monday signed goaltender Rob Laurie to a Professional Tryout Contract. Kuemper suffered an upper-body injury during Monday's skate before facing the Los Angeles Kings and is considered day-to-day...

  • Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Phoenix Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek, of the Czech Republic, collide behind the goal during the first period. Wild Rally in 3rd Period for Big Win Against Phoenix

    Zach Parise scored two of Minnesota's three third-period goals and the Wild rallied to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night in a game with important playoff implications...

  • Minnesota Wild's Dany Heatley, left, cuts the corner as he is pursued by Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan as goalie Reto Berra, right, defends the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 3, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Wild Winger Dany Heatley Healthy Scratch for Game at PHX

    Minnesota Wild Left Winger Dany Heatley will be a healthy scratch for the first time in his career for Saturday's game in Phoenix, according to Head Coach Mike Yeo. "Since the trade deadline, he got reshuffled," Yeo said. "He was playing well before the trade deadline and you can see that confidence is a big factor right now...

  • St. Louis Blues' Brenden Morrow (10) scores past Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) and Marco Scandella, right, as Blues' Jaden Schwartz (9) watches during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Oshie's First NHL Hat Trick Downs Wild

    T.J. Oshie scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and Ryan Miller made 27 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-1 rout over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. St. Louis has won three in a row overall and nine straight against the Wild. The Blues lead the NHL with 107 points...



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