The Wild Beat
Sarah McLellan is an Edmonton native. She graduated from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, and covered the Coyotes for five years at the Arizona Republic before arriving at the Star Tribune in November 2017.
The Wild didn't practice Friday ahead of its final test on a three-game trip Saturday against Carolina, but the team was still busy shuffling its roster.
The Wild persevered late to hold off the Lightning for a 5-4 win Thursday in Tampa.
The Wild's three-game road trip continues Thursday in Tampa with the team vying to extend his season-high point streak to 11 games.
Defenseman Jared Spurgeon and captain Mikko Koivu didn't finish the 4-2 win over the Panthers Thursday at BB&T Center.
Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen is scheduled to make his second NHL start Tuesday in Florida against the Panthers.
The Wild hosts a Central Division rival in the Stars Sunday during captain Mikko Koivu's 1,000th career game.
Kaapo Kahkonen earned a win in his NHL debut Tuesday when the Wild held off the Devils 3-2.
The Wild will finish out a three-game road trip Tuesday in New Jersey where goalie Kaapo Kahkonen is scheduled to make his NHL debut.
The Rangers recognized former player Mats Zuccarello on Monday in his first game back at Madison Square Garden since he was traded last season.
But the single point the Wild earned in the overtime loss to Boston capped off a 2-0-1 showing by the team over a five-day span, a positive the team is focusing on.
After gaining a lead on the power play, the Wild started to fall apart against the Bruins on the penalty kill.
The Wild visits the Bruins Saturday, its first stop on a three-game, Eastern Conference road trip.
Goalie Alex Stalock will be the Wild's go-to goalie while Devan Dubnyk remains away from the team.
Despite missing the third period Tuesday and not participating in practice Wednesday, defenseman Matt Dumba is expected to play tonight against the Avalanche at the X.
The Wild started its week with a strong performance on the road, a 4-1 win over the Sabres in Buffalo.
Goalie Alex Stalock will be in net when the Wild visits the Sabres in Buffalo on Tuesday. Stalock is 3-3 with a .903 save percentage and 2.85 goals-against average and is coming off an abbreviated start Nov. 7.
The Wild hosts the Hurricanes at 1 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center.
Winger Zach Parise scored the first of two Wild goals in the third period that set up a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild returns from a four-game, 10-day road trip to host the Coyotes at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild closed out its four-game road trip Tuesday with a 3-1 loss to the Kings.