Sarah McLellan | Star Tribune
Minnesota Wild and NHL | Reporter

Sarah McLellan covers the Wild and NHL. Before joining the Star Tribune in November 2017, she spent five years covering the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic.

Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Mclellan is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


'Believe a little bit more': Eriksson Ek sees confidence renewed

Joel Eriksson Ek secured his first point of the season — an assist — in his 100th career game Friday against the Ducks. On Sunday, he picked up a goal.


Long road trip revealing plenty about Wild

On the brink of the finale of a seven-game trek, more than a few insights have emerged, but one is particularly clear: The Wild is a competitive bunch that has developed a knack for winning.


Wild stays hot, posts impressive 5-1 win over Anaheim for SoCal sweep

The Wild won for the ninth time in 11 games, and improved to 4-0 on the season in second game of a back-to-back.


Breakthrough goal provides Niederreiter sense of relief

Nino Niederreiter wasn't getting rewarded for his continued efforts, so the lack of scoring production started to take its toll mentally. He finally broke through for a goal Thursday night.


Wild's defense continues to help out on offense

Heading into Thursday, the Wild's blue line boasted 34 points and the unit's 14 goals ranked second in the NHL.


Niederreiter's slump-busting goal 'a great relief' in win over Kings

Nino Niederreiter buried his first goal this season – and first in 28 games overall – to get the ball rolling on the Wild's 3-1 road victory over the Kings.


Wild enjoys fine dining on road trips

NHL Insider: Working through a franchise-record seven consecutive road games, Wild players have been reacquainted with life out of a suitcase - and dining at some of the finest restaurants in North America.


Mistakes make things worse for Wild in 4-3 loss to Sharks

After twice battling back from two-goal deficits, the Wild finally had no answer for Barclay Goodrow's unasssisted third-period goal.


Secret to success? Wild's supporting cast key to team's hot start

Moves made by the Wild during the summer didn't do a lot to excite its fans but have played a key role in the team getting off to one of the best starts in the NHL.


Wild turns in a complete game in 5-1 rout at St. Louis

Nine different Wild players contributed to the offense, including rookie defenseman Nick Seeler scoring his first career goal and Eric Staal scoring his 400th.