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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...

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Quenneville returns to Chicago with Florida Panthers

Jan. 20, 2020 11:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In some Chicago circles, certainly every one that includes a hockey rink, it's just “Q.” Only one letter is necessary for a man so revered there is a Twitter account for his mustache with more than 40,000 followers. Q returns Tuesday night. Joel Quenneville leads the Florida...

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...

Stars activate Johns, clear way for return from long absence

Jan. 18, 2020 9:13 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Stephen Johns played in his first game in almost 22 months when the Dallas Stars visited Minnesota on Saturday night. Forward Radek Faksa was placed on injured reserve to make room for Johns on the active roster. Johns has been out since late in the 2017-18 season because of...

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) returns to the bench after his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby's return makes resilient Penguins diligent, dangerous

Jan. 15, 2020 12:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan's messages can be relentless. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach peppers his team with a handful of mantras that seemingly run on a loop during every practice, every period, sometimes every shift. They run from “play the right way” to “get to our game”...

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...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face-off during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Pittsburgh. The Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night, Jan. 14, 2020, when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins' Crosby to return from 2-month absence against Wild

Jan. 14, 2020 1:08 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. The Penguins have thrived in spite of the extended absence of the three-time Stanley Cup...

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...