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Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway, left, checks Detroit Red Wings' Robby Fabbri in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Staal, Zuccarello lead Wild past Red Wings 4-2

Jan. 23, 2020 12:25 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With their chances of a playoff appearance slipping by the day, the Minnesota Wild returned home for a stretch of games before the All-Star break knowing there was little room for error. They have taken advantage of the homestand and head into the break believing they are ready to...

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 goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

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...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets off a pass with Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Mikko Koivu (9) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Crosby hadn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby collects 4 points in return, Penguins rip Wild 7-3

Jan. 14, 2020 11:25 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby stressed he wouldn't try to get “too fancy” in his return from a two-month layoff following abdominal surgery. It happened anyway. The fact most of the flash cam e from Crosby's teammates during Pittsburgh's 7-3 domination of Minnesota on Tuesday night is...

Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) and Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel, of France, fight for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Pettersson, Markstrom help Canucks beat Wild 4-1

Jan. 12, 2020 8:11 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vancouver’s typically strong power play has been struggling. Luckily for the Canucks, they’re doing just fine scoring 5 on 5. A day after scoring four third-period goals in Buffalo, the Canucks used a three-goal second period to beat Minnesota 4-1 on Sunday. Elias...

Minnesota Wild defenseman Carson Soucy (21) has the puck knocked off his stick by Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau, Talbot lead Flames past Wild 2-1

Jan. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Cam Talbot prevailed in a goaltending duel and Johnny Gaudreau provided the offense for the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau's second-period goal was the winner as the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night. Derek Ryan also scored for the Flames, who won their fourth straight....

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 Jordan Greenway (18) controls the puck in front of Toronto Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza (19) and Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Matthews, Nylander lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Wild

Dec. 31, 2019 9:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the first time in four games, the Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t have to play catch-up. Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist and Toronto beat Minnesota 4-1 Tuesday night. Alexander Kerfoot also scored, and John Tavares added an empty-net goal for...