Latest Kevin Fiala News

Wild brass praise Parise for his handling of benching

Jun. 03, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Relegated to the fourth line down the stretch of Minnesota's season and left off the ice for the beginning of the playoffs, Zach Parise was not pleased with his diminished role. The people responsible understood his frustration as well as anyone. ...

Wild show promise, despite latest one-and-done in playoffs

May. 29, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

In the end, the Minnesota Wild were left with another early exit from the playoffs. Still, this truncated season, while fully enveloped by COVID-19 protocols, looked a little bit like a new beginning. Pivoting further away from the core and identity...

Golden Knights host a Game 7 for 1st time against Minnesota

May. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The payoff for sharing the NHL’s best record comes Friday night for the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas will host a Game 7 for the first time when it plays the Minnesota Wild, who have staved off elimination by winning the past two games. ...

Fiala, Wild force Game 7 with 3-0 victory over Vegas

May. 27, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have proven themselves to be a tough out. The Vegas Golden Knights could use some work on their finishing touch. Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist in the third period to break open a scoreless game, Cam Talbot had his second...

Fleury blanks Wild 4-0 as Vegas grabs 3-1 lead in series

May. 22, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The stars are scoring for the Vegas Golden Knights, all four lines are producing, and the goaltending has been superb. That's how to take control of a playoff series. Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves for his 16th career...

Wild RW Johansson out with broken arm after Game 3 injury

May. 21, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild right wing Marcus Johansson has a broken left arm that will take him out of the playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Johansson was hurt in the first period of Game 3, when he approached the net and appeared to trip on...

Vegas surges past Wild for 5-2 win to take 2-1 series lead

May. 21, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights trudged into the locker room at the first intermission with little to like, other than the time left in the game. Turned out that time was all they needed. Reilly Smith capped a three-goal...

Fresh Fleury gives Golden Knights big boost vs. Wild

May. 19, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The Vegas Golden Knights stuck to a true rotation for their goaltenders down the stretch of the season, alternating Marc-Andre Fleury without much dropoff in performance to Robin Lehner. Keeping the 36-year-old Fleury fresh has proven to be a winning strategy for coach...

Kirill the thrill: Russian rookie Kaprizov big boost to Wild

May. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wary of all kinds of pressure on Kirill Kaprizov and resolute in their team-first culture, the Minnesota Wild tried to keep a lid on the fanfare enveloping his arrival in the NHL. “I was nervous about the incredible expectations, because our fan...

Blues score 7 straight goals to beat Wild 7-3

May. 13, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron, Brayden Schenn, and Jordan Kyrou each scored twice and the St. Louis Blues scored seven straight goals to erase a first-period deficit and beat the Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Thursday night. Zach Sanford also scored Jordan Binnington made 17...