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Hockey Wilderness 9 hours ago
Preview: Wild face Sharks for round two in Sunday evening clash

Preview: Wild face Sharks for round two in Sunday evening clash

Photo by Harrison Barden/ Wild are off to a hot start, can it become scorching? After getting past the San Jose Sharks by a final score of 4-1 on Friday evening, the Wild will once again take to the ice Sunday to face off with their division opponent inside Xcel Energy Center. Friday’s tilt saw a truly defensive battle for most of the contest, as it felt neither team truly had their grasp on the game until the very end when Minnesota was able to secure empty net goals from Kevin Fiala and Jordan Greenway. The Wild blocked a season-high 24 shots in the victory and...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

Gameday preview: Wild vs. San Jose

Cam Talbot did not participate after leaving Friday's 4-1 win injured, and his availability for Sunday is unclear.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

Solid goaltending has been the heartbeat of Wild's 4-1 start

The Wild's Cam Talbot-Kaapo Kahkonen combination in net through the first week of the season ranks near the top in NHL statistics.

With a late burst, Kirill Kaprizov offers a glimpse of what could come for Wild fans

Kirill Kaprizov did not have a shot on goal through two periods Friday night at Xcel Energy Center. Then came the fun.

Parise gets winner for Wild in home opener over Sharks, 4-1

Zach Parise helped arrange for Devan Dubnyks family to attend the game.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
Holy Shit, Kirill Kaprizov

Holy Shit, Kirill Kaprizov

Photo by Harrison Barden/ The Minnesota Wild rookie is an unrelenting force of entertainment and pure sporting joy. Some nights, you just know what is going to be the topic of conversation through every sect of hockey fandom. Whether it was an outstanding play, an insane rumor, or just guys being dudes, the answer is pretty obvious. Well on Friday night, it was Kirill Kaprizov putting a stamp on his already impressive start to his NHL career with an outlandish attempt at a goal that almost worked. He has already done so much to bring the Wild kicking and screaming, to...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
Recap: Wild erupt late for home opening win

Recap: Wild erupt late for home opening win

Photo by Harrison Barden/ Stout defensive effort gives Minnesota first win on home ice of season. While the matchup between the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks may not look like the most intriguing on paper, this early season matchup was actually loaded full of storylines from the outset. It was to be the home opener in the 20th season of the Wild franchise, but the first without a crowd full of fans. It would see the return of goaltender Devan Dubnyk and winger Ryan Donato to the Xcel Energy Center. And it was a wonderful chance for Minnesota to begin their season...

Wild debuts new-look home season with 4-1 win over San Jose

Playing its first game at home in 2021, the Wild improved to 4-1 despite losing starting goalie Cam Talbot to injury. Kaapo Kahkonen made 17 saves in relief.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Sharks (7:00 PM CT)

Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Sharks (7:00 PM CT)

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via The Wild are finally home and with a winning record to boot. The Minnesota Wild are coming home, off of their third win in their first four games, feeling good, feeling fresh, to face the San Jose Sharks. Meanwhile, the Sharks are dragging their feet to an even record (but, like, they depended on a shootout win and an overtime win) all the way to Minnesota. Notably, Devan Dubnyk has been named the starter in net for the Sharks in his homecoming game after being traded last summer. Join us down below in the comments for the home...

Devan Dubnyk starts in Wild home opener ... but for San Jose

Longtime Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk is now playing for the Sharks. "Coming to the rink this morning was certainly strange," he said.

Wild excited for 'different' home opener vs. Devan Dubnyk, Sharks

Devan Dubnyk, who the Wild traded in the offseason, is getting the start for San Jose. "I'm sure there'll be some comments back and forth. But it'll be fun," said Jared Spurgeon.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
What should the Wild do with Victor Rask?

What should the Wild do with Victor Rask?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Putting Rask on the top line isn’t really working, but where should he go? Welcome to what will hopefully be a frequently recurring feature of Hockey Wilderness, where we take a regular look at the line combinations, what’s working, what’s not, and play armchair head coach to see if we can determine what the lines in upcoming games might look like. I’m your host, Kyle Anway. Hence, the title. On one hand, the Minnesota Wild are currently 3-1, second place in the West Division, and got six points out of eight on a four-game road trip to...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
Preview: Wild host Sharks in home opener

Preview: Wild host Sharks in home opener

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Minnesota hopes to bring their road success home to the X in a two-game series against San Jose. Having split the series with the Anaheim Ducks and earned six points on their west coast road trip to start the 2021 National Hockey League season, the Minnesota Wild return home for two games with the San Jose Sharks. After sweeping the Los Angeles Kings and splitting the points with the Ducks to start the season, the Wild are hoping to continue their strong start against another west coast team that might have a tough year. The...

Wild Mailbag: Matthew Boldy, the power play, the taxi squad and empty rinks

Sarah McLellan answers readers questions in advance of tonight's home opener vs. San Jose, and an invitation to watch our Wild pregame show this afternoon.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Dubois Drama

Wilderness Walk: Dubois Drama

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild The Minnesota Wild finished both of their SoCal series with a win over the Anaheim Ducks, and a fairly decisive one at that. [Hockey Wilderness] The NWHL bubble in Lake Placid is starting tomorrow, so let’s get pumped up and read about your new favorite team, the Minnesota Whitecaps. [Hockey Wilderness] For a young goaltender, sometimes all they need is a nice rub on the back and some assurance. Well, Kaapo Kahkonen didn’t look too...

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  • 2 Cam Talbot

    Cam Talbot

    Solid goaltending has been the heartbeat of Wild's 4-1 start

  • 1 Kevin Fiala

    Kevin Fiala

    Preview: Wild face Sharks for round two in Sunday evening clash

  • 1 Kaapo Kahkonen

    Kaapo Kahkonen

    Solid goaltending has been the heartbeat of Wild's 4-1 start

  • 1 Jordan Greenway

    Jordan Greenway

    Preview: Wild face Sharks for round two in Sunday evening clash

  • Kirill Kaprizov

    Kirill Kaprizov

    With a late burst, Kirill Kaprizov offers a glimpse of what could come for Wild fans

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