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With Eriksson Ek returning, Wild tries to 'embrace' Capitals challenge

The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek

The Wild looks for its fourth win in 15 games this month tonight against the best team in the NHL, Washington, coming to the X.

Gophers defenseman Jake Bischoff signs with Islanders

Gophers defenseman Jake Bischoff signed with the Islanders on Tuesday. Photo by Matt Blewett for the Star Tribune.

The All-Big Ten player spent four years at Minnesota, accumulating 68 points.

Wild to wear North Stars jerseys for final home game ... in warmups

The jerseys will be worn before the home regular season finale on April 4, and Eric Staal will be honored for playing his 1,000th game.

Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild

With the team 3-10-1 in the month of March, the Wild plans to recall its prized prospect for the stretch.

Wild's goal-scoring slumps

Here's a breakdown of Wild players who have had trouble lighting the lamp of late:

Wild-Washington game preview

The Wild's regression continues with a 3-10-1 record in March, including 10 losses in the past 12 games (2-9-1). The NHL-leading Capitals – the second-best offensive team and best defensive team in the league — have won five of six since stopping a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Minnesota on March 14.

Wild loses again, but Boudreau sees some promising signs

When you are 2-9-1 in the past 12 games and 3-10-1 in March after not so long ago leading the Western Conference, sometimes you have to grasp for positives.

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Wild's Haula sees ice time dwindling

Erik Haula, who has one point in his last 14 games, bit his tongue the best he could after Sunday's loss when asked about his reduced playing time.

Wild Minute: Wild takes positives from OT loss

In its final visit to Joe Louis Arena, the Wild blew two one-goal leads and lost in overtime to the Red Wings.

Detroit 3, Wild 2 (OT)

The Red Wings defeated the Wild 3-2 in overtime at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Sunday.

Wild-Detroit game recap

The Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist assisted on the tying and winning goals.

Postgame: Wild competes and defends better, but loses in OT

The Wild fell for the 11th time in 14 games in March during a 3-2 overtime loss in Detroit.

Wild stumbles into playoff berth despite 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver

A scoreless tie after one period became a 4-0 deficit in the second. The result was the Wild's 10th loss in 13 games in March. But the team did clinch a playoff berth when the Kings lost Saturday night.

Wild Minute: Much unrest after another loss

The Wild coach was not too happy, nor were the fans, during a 4-2 loss to Vancouver.

'Dream come true' for Boeser in NHL debut against Wild

Burnsville's Brock Boeser signed his contract with Vancouver after North Dakota lost to Boston University in the NCAA West Regional on Friday. Boeser scored the winning goal for the Canucks.

Wild-Vancouver recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.

Wild-Detroit preview

The Wild's final visit to Joe Louis Arena is an early 11:30 a.m. start for national TV.

NHL Insider: Josh Harding finds his way after NHL

It has been almost 28 months since Josh Harding quietly retired from hockey after dealing with complications from multiple sclerosis. He's found time to be a dad and goalie coach.