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Florida Panthers right wing Noel Acciari, right, tips the puck past Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) and goalie Alex Stalock to score the game winning goal with six seconds left in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Acciari scores with 5.6 seconds left, Panthers beat Wild 5-4

Jan. 21, 2020 12:05 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Doink. Doink. Winner. Noel Acciari scored with 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to win their fifth straight game, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Monday night. Despite his stick being held by Ryan Suter, Acciari was able to tip in a shot from the...

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) and Ryan Suter (20) congratulate Zach Parise (11) on his goal as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Parise, Suter score as Wild beat Lightning 3-2 to snap skid

Jan. 17, 2020 12:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild knew the importance of starting their seven-game homestand with a strong performance. Minnesota had lost four in a row and was coming off a particularly deflating 7-3 defeat at Pittsburgh that included a lineup-card snafu that put them down a...

Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich (33) makes a stop on Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala in the third period during an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Flames defeated the Wild 5-4 in the shoot out. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Dube scores in 7th round of shootout, Flames beat Wild 5-4

Jan. 5, 2020 11:15 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sitting at the end of the bench, Dillon Dube couldn’t hear his coach call out names, but he kept looking over wanting for his chance in the shootout. For someone who’d never been in that situation before, Dube came through. Dube scored in the seventh round of the...

Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) celebrates his goal on Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (31) while Winnipeg Jets defenseman Anthony Bittetto (2) and Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry (17) look on with Minnesota Wild defenseman Brad Hunt (77) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Zach Parise in on the play in overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild defeated the Jets 3-2. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Staal scores in overtime to give Wild 3-2 win over Jets

Jan. 4, 2020 5:41 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal didn’t need to be reminded he hadn’t scored in overtime in eight years. The Minnesota Wild’s veteran center was well aware. Staal ended his drought in overtime, Minnesota finally cashed in on the power-play and the Wild earned an important win after...

Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala, right, looks for a pass from a teammate as he drives past Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher, left, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wild scores 3 times in third period, rally past Avs 6-4.

Dec. 28, 2019 12:03 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Victor Rask considered passing when he heard teammate Kevin Fiala shouting for the puck. Instead, the center decided to take the shot. It turned out to be the right move. Rask scored a go-ahead goal 1:17 after Mats Zuccarello tied the game, and the Minnesota Wild rallied past the Colorado...

Minnesota Wild's Luke Kunin high fives teammates on the bench after he scored a goal against the Calgary Flames in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday Dec. 23, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Dubnyk records shutout as Wild blank Flames 3-0

Dec. 23, 2019 8:27 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s been a tough month personally for Devan Dubnyk, who took time off to attend to a family issue. Now the Wild goalie is back and starting to feel like himself again. Dubnyk recorded his first shutout of the season and Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin each scored for...

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler celebrates after scoring a goal on the Minnesota Wild in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Wheeler becomes franchise scoring leader, Jets beat Wild 6-0

Dec. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Blake Wheeler admits that returning home to play in Minnesota still feels special after a 12-year NHL career spent playing elsewhere, including the past nine seasons for the Wild’s rival Winnipeg Jets. With his mom and dad in attendance on Saturday afternoon, it was fitting...

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammate Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Kane scores 3 times as Blackhawks beat Wild 5-3

Dec. 15, 2019 10:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — While the Chicago Blackhawks have a whole bunch of issues at the moment, they also have Patrick Kane. Kane scored three goals for his first hat trick of the season, and the Blackhawks stopped a four-game slide by topping the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Sunday night. Brandon Saad and David Kampf...

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux and Minnesota Wild's Victor Rask skate after the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday Dec. 14, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Flyers lose 2 more players, fall 4-1 in Minnesota

Dec. 14, 2019 10:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coming off an emotional announcement a day earlier, things didn’t get any easier for the Philadelphia Flyers. Already down their top two scorers, Philadelphia lost two centers early. And it was playing one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Eric Staal scored twice and the...

Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Zuccarello leads streaking Wild to 5-4 win over Lightning

Dec. 5, 2019 11:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild kept rolling along with a pair of lightning-quick responses against Tampa Bay. Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists as the Wild won their fifth consecutive game, 5-4 over the Lightning on Thursday night. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jason Zucker, Carson Soucy and Victor...