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.


Youth movement: Wild's 'life force' serve as catalysts in win at Detroit

Luke Kunin, the youngest on the Wild at 21 years old, had a goal and assist, while 22-year-olds Jordan Greenway, Joel Eriksson Ek and newcomer Ryan Donato each tallied a point.


Pending free agent Staal would prefer not to move from Wild

Eric Staal's agent, Rick Curran, said he had a meeting with Wild General Manager Paul Fenton early in the season, expressing Staal's desire to stay with the Wild. The trade deadline is Monday.


Just the start? Wild trades Coyle to Boston for Donato and 5th-round pick

The Wild, losers of five straight, traded Charlie Coyle to the Bruins. He learned of the trade Wednesday afternoon as the team prepared to fly to New York for Thursday's game against the Rangers.


Wild crumbles in final minutes of 4-0 loss; scoreless streak nears record

Anaheim scored three goals in the final six minutes, including an empty netter, as the Wild's scoreless streak reached 156 minutes and Bruce Boudreau cut short his postgame press conference.


Struggling Wild focusing on wins, not counting points

While the Wild is aware it's received breaks from other teams' losses in staying ahead of the curve, players aren't glued to the scoreboard between games.


Wild's meltdown 'getting pretty ugly'

The 4-0 loss was a ghastly flop in a Central Division battle that felt like the team's most significant test of the season. The Wild has played nine games in February, winning only one. "It's getting pretty ugly," winger Zach Parise said.


Wild players' demeanor, like team's record, is also taking a hit

After the game, coach Bruce Boudreau reiterated the team's goal is to make the playoffs, but how General Manager Paul Fenton affects that ambition is unclear — uncertainty players seem to be processing.


Kunin, Eriksson Ek quietly form 1-2 punch for Wild

Luke Kunin and Joel Eriksson Ek have capitalized on their chemistry to be a consistent duo for the Wild — impact that Kunin believes is spurred by the second chance he received.


Wild again lacks 'killer instinct,' coughs-up three-goal lead to lose in OT

Nico Hischier put the winning goal past a wandering Devan Dubnyk, getting New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider his first victory in 22 regular-season games.


Wild equipment managers thrown into high gear this time of year

In-season transitions wouldn't be possible without equipment staffs outfitting players with what they need to represent their new squads, behind-the-scenes shuffling that's essential.