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Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, center, is congratulated by Minnesota Wild's Carson Soucy, left, and Nick Bjugstad after Parise scored against San Jose goalie Devan Dubnyk in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Parise gets winner for Wild in home opener over Sharks, 4-1

Jan. 23, 2021 12:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise helped arrange for Devan Dubnyk's family to attend the game. Then he scored on his friend and former teammate. Parise scored his first goal of the season to break a second-period tie, spurring the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 victory over Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks on...

Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Eriksson Ek helps Wild cap road trip with 3-2 win over Ducks

Jan. 21, 2021 1:26 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning score early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild capped a successful season-opening road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Eriksson Ek ripped a quick wrist shot past Ryan...

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole, left, congratulates goaltender Philipp Grubauer after the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avs send Cole to Wild for Pateryn in swap of defensemen

Jan. 19, 2021 6:40 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Minnesota swapped veteran defensemen on Tuesday, with the Avalanche acquiring Greg Pateryn and the Wild receiving Ian Cole. The trade represents a significant salary-cap savings for Colorado from Cole’s $4.25 million hit to Pateryn’s $2.25 million. It also frees up...

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, center, stops a shot from Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Gibson posts shutout, Ducks hold off Wild 1-0 in home opener

Jan. 19, 2021 12:37 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 33 saves in his 20th career shutout, and Nicolas Deslauriers scored early in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks' 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. After two scoreless periods dominated by Gibson and Minnesota goalie Cam Talbot, Deslauriers...

Minnesota Wild players congratulate Marcus Johansson, front center, on his overtime goal in an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Johansson's goal gives Wild another OT win against Kings

Jan. 17, 2021 1:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Wild won only two games last season when trailing after two periods. They have already equaled that total during the first week of the season. Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night as the Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los...

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole (28) is shown during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honored tradition in hockey, with older players routinely inviting rookies to live with them during their first season. That was the case for Cole, who was guided by Barret Jackman while both were in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Mentors wanted: Virus limits vet-rookie time away from rink

Jan. 15, 2021 2:39 AM EST

Colorado defenseman Ian Cole has taken a young kid under his wing as he starts his 11th season in the NHL, dining with him often and going the extra mile to make sure his needs are met. Of course, this is Cole's infant son, who was born over the summer. Someday, maybe Cole will serve again as a full-blown mentor...

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba, right, leaps into the arms of left wing Kirill Kaprizov, second from right, after an overtime goal against the Los Angeles Kings, as Jared Spurgeon (46) and Nick Bonino, left, join the celebration at an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Kaprizov scores in OT in NHL debut, lifts Wild over Kings

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored his first NHL goal with 1:13 remaining in overtime and finished with three points as the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. The 23-year-old Russian scored on a breakaway, putting...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild left wing Marcus Foligno (17) moves the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas. The Wild have signed Foligno to a three-year, $9.3 million contract extension, the team announced.  (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

Wild extend forward Marcus Foligno with 3-year, $9.3M deal

Jan. 12, 2021 7:16 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed forward Marcus Foligno to a three-year, $9.3 million contract extension on Tuesday, coming off the best season of his NHL career. The deal takes a potential free agent off the market next summer and keeps Foligno in the fold through 2024. The 29-year-old had...

Predators sign Luke Kunin to 2-year, $4.6 million deal

Jan. 6, 2021 7:06 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Luke Kunin to a two-year, $4.6 million contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal Wednesday. The Predators acquired Kunin, 23, on Oct. 7 in a trade with Minnesota. Kunin just finished his third professional season, and he...

FILE - Russian athlete Kirill Kaprizov (77) celebrates after the semifinal round of the men's hockey game against the Czech Republic at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, in this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, file photo. Olympic Athletes from Russia won 3-0. The Minnesota Wild, who have not won a playoff series in six years, seek to capitalize on the spark created by Russian rookie Kirill Kaprizov and lean on stalwarts like Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon to make strides in this abbreviated season. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Revamped Wild welcome spark from Russian rookie Kaprizov

Jan. 5, 2021 4:06 PM EST

For the first time since the Zach Parise-Ryan Suter era began eight seasons ago, the Minnesota Wild have made major changes to the roster. Perhaps the renovation will prove to be just what the Wild needed to skate out of the middle-of-the-pack rut they've been in for the majority of their existence. Or maybe...