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San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns, back, hugs Dylan Gambrell as teammate Brenden Dillon (4) joins the celebration after Gambrell scores a goal against the Minnesota Wild in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. San Jose won 2-0.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Jones shuts out Wild, Sharks win 2-0

Feb. 15, 2020 8:56 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Already without Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl, the San Jose Sharks learned they would also be without leading scorer Erik Karlsson and leading goal-scorer Evander Kane. They adjusted by playing a tight game in front of goaltender Martin Jones to win for the fourth time in five games....

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Minnesota Wild fire coach Bruce Boudreau

Feb. 15, 2020 1:39 AM EST

The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason despite the...

Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season

Feb. 14, 2020 11:52 AM EST
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season.
Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin,left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Watching the scoreboard is Rangers' Ryan Lindgren. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rangers erase 2-goal deficit, beat Wild 4-3 in shootout

Feb. 13, 2020 11:46 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored with 1:06 to play in regulation to send it to overtime and then had a goal in the shootout, helping the Rangers erase a two-goal deficit in the third period and beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Trailing 3-2, New York pulled goalie Alexandar...

Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba (24) wears a Bryant sweater to honor the late Kobe Bryant as he warms up against the Boston Bruins before an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Wild's Dumba fined $5,000 for slashing Vegas' Reaves

Feb. 12, 2020 2:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for slashing Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the punishment, which is the maximum allowable amount under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The incident...

Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon, left, scores a power play goal against Vegas Golden Knights' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Fiala has goal, 2 assists as Wild beat Golden Knights 4-0

Feb. 11, 2020 11:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala's potential has largely gone unfulfilled, a fast-skating, slick-handed forward with not nearly enough goals to match his skills. He's only 23, though, and a recent landing on Minnesota's first line has helped bring out his best. Fiala kept up his recent surge for...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal with Bryan Rust (17) and Patric Hornqvist (72) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Gourde lifts Lightning over Pens 2-1 in OT for 8th straight

Feb. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The puck ended up on Yanni Gourde's stick and for a split second, the only thing the Tampa Bay Lightning forward felt was a sense of panic. It passed. It always does these days for the NHL's hottest team. Gourde collected Brayden Point's cross-ice feed and ripped a shot to the short side...

Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) pins Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) to the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Avalanche won 3-2. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Wild's Guerin: 'If there is quit, there will be more trades'

Feb. 11, 2020 8:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota general manager Bill Guerin, after trading one of the team's most productive players, said he's still expecting the Wild to make a strong push for the postseason. Guerin, who sent left wing Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh for his first deal on the job, will be watching....

Florida Panthers left wing Frank Vatrano, left, gets a two minute penalty as he trips Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker during 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)

Penguins acquire forward Zucker from Wild for Galchenyuk

Feb. 10, 2020 9:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from Minnesota, giving the Penguins' top-six forward group a jolt as they prepare for a postseason push. Pittsburgh sent forward Alex Galchenyuk, defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round draft...

Colorado Avalanche' Nikita Zadorov (16), of Russia, Joonas Donskoi (72), of Finland, Ian Cole (28), Gabriel Landeskog (92), of Sweden, and J.T. Compher (37) celebrate a by Landeskog against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

MacKinnon scores 32nd goal as Avalanche beat Wild 3-2

Feb. 9, 2020 11:04 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored his 32nd goal of the season, Pavel Francouz made 34 saves and the Colorado Avalanche ended their road trip with four wins in five games, beating the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday night. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado,...