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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...

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'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...

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Wild won 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Wild score 8 goals in final periods, Coyotes’ Kuemper hurt

Dec. 20, 2019 1:42 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Minnesota might not be where it wants to be in the Western Conference standings. The Wild can say they have swept a season series against a current conference contender. The Wild took the third and final meeting of the regular season against the Arizona Coyotes 8-5, scoring all eight...

Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway, center, puts the puck past Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, right, for a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec.12, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Staal, Kunin help Wild recover to beat Oilers 6-5

Dec. 12, 2019 11:49 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal was a gametime decision for the Minnesota Wild, two days after he was injured while colliding with a linesman. Staal made it through the morning workout without any issues and Minnesota was happy to have its top-line center back in the lineup against the Edmonton Oilers....

Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) reacts after center Luke Kunin scored an empty net goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Wild won 4-2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Soucy, Kahkonen lead Wild to 4-2 win over Panthers

Dec. 3, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild had to come from behind to get another win and keep their point streak going. Carson Soucy scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to rally the Wild to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Luke Kunin, Mats Zuccarello and Jason Zucker also...

Minnesota Wild's Ryan Hartman (38) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Wild use 3-goal burst to rout Senators 7-2

Nov. 29, 2019 8:11 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Defenseman Jared Spurgeon had a goal and two assists, Zack Parise stayed hot and Minnesota scored three goals in a 4:13 span of the second period to cruise to a 7-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday. The Wild had their highest-scoring game of the season, beating the Senators...

Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kahkonen has 32 saves, Suter scores, Wild win

Nov. 26, 2019 11:21 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild finally found a way to hold a third-period lead, and it came in a game where the referees made Bruce Boudreau’s team work a little harder by a blowing a call on a goal. Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut, defenseman Ryan Suter scored the winner early...

Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) celebrates his game-winning goal with Patrice Bergeron (37) and Brad Marchand (63) in overtime during an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bruins rally late, beat Wild 5-4 in OT on Krug's goal

Nov. 23, 2019 11:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It was only fitting the Boston Bruins got their first overtime win of the season after a comeback like that. Torey Krug scored 2:41 into OT after David Krejci had two goals in the final two minutes of regulation, rallying the Bruins to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. The...