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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...

Janmark has hat trick to lead Vegas to Game 7 win over Wild

May. 29, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mattias Janmark had scored just one goal since being acquired by Vegas at the trade deadline from Chicago. He tripled that Friday night with his first career hat trick in what might have been the most important home playoff game in the Golden Knights'...

Beginner's puck: Rookies making early impact in NHL playoffs

May. 25, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

For all the talk about how much playoff experience goes into winning the Stanley Cup and the guys with gray in their beards who have been there before, rookies are stealing the show early in this NHL postseason. Three rookie goaltenders have won a game, the defending...

Wild stave off elimination with just 14 shots, top Vegas 4-2

May. 25, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild scored four goals in the first four games of their opening-round playoff tilt with the Vegas Golden Knights and fell behind 3-1 in the series. On Monday night, they matched that to stave off elimination, despite having only 14 shots...

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...

Wild west: NHL wins leader Vegas wary of Minnesota matchup

May. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

The Vegas Golden Knights have set a new standard for the expansion team in professional sports, enjoying a remarkable amount of success over just four NHL seasons. They reached the Stanley Cup finals in their first year and advanced to the Western Conference finals after...