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The Wild Beat

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.


Wild ready to return to road for three-game trip

After completing its second-longest homestand of the season with six out of a possible 10 points, a showing that kept the Wild in the mix for a wild-card berth in the Western Conference, the team returns to the road for a three-game set in New York and New Jersey.


Wild changes up lines; Cullen takes maintenance day

It made sense for Wild coach Bruce Boudreau to scramble the forward lines during practice Friday after the team was upended 5-2 by the Capitals Thursday to snap a franchise-record 13-game point streak on home ice.


Wild laments turnovers with game vs. Anaheim looming

The Wild looks ahead to Saturday with the Ducks only one point behind for that last Wild Card spot.


Wild gains ground in standings after win over Rangers

Even when the Wild is in the midst of battle, vying for two more crucial points, coach Bruce Boudreau will take a glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.


Dubnyk stoking Wild's confidence as homestand continues

The Wild will roll out a new look in front of goalie Devan Dubnyk on Tuesday, as defenseman Nick Seeler will make his NHL debut.


Dubnyk named third star of week; Seeler brings physicality to Wild

Devan Dubnyk went 2-0-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average and .950 save percentage last week, which helped the Wild snag five out of a possible six points.


Wild recalls Eden Prairie's Seeler, assigns Loov to Iowa

The Wild continued to tweak with its blue line Sunday, recalling defenseman and Eden Prairie native Nick Seeler (36) from the American Hockey League while assigning Viktor Loov to Iowa.

The Wild continued to tweak with its blue line Sunday, recalling defenseman and Eden Prairie native Nick Seeler from the American Hockey League while assigning Viktor Loov to Iowa.


Wild bundles up, practices outdoors in St. Louis Park

Wild players added extra layers to their usual practice ensemble Sunday, as the team took its session outside to the Recreation Outdoor Center in St. Louis Park.


Rebound control helps Devan Dubnyk dominate Blackhawks

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was air-tight, gobbling up every puck that came his way.


Struggling Blackhawks remain a challenge in Wild's eyes

The Blackhawks are stuck at the bottom of the Central Division, but that hasn't made Chicago less of a challenge in the Wild's eyes.


Wild continues trend of following up key wins with deflating losses

A 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes Thursday at Xcel Energy Center was the latest letdown for the Wild after a feel-good 6-2 triumph Tuesday over the Blues on the road.


Boudreau: Matchup vs. Coyotes to set tone for five-game homestand

The Wild opens its five games at the X against Arizona, but then moves on to play teams that are jostling for playoff position.


Wild defenseman Brodin likely out for Thursday's game vs. Arizona

Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin took a hard check in Wednesday's victory at St. Louis and endured an upper-body injury.


Postgame: Brodin injured in Wild's win over Blues

Defenseman Jonas Brodin disappeared in the second period after suffering an upper-body injury.


Cullen promoted as Wild tweaks lineup ahead for battle with Blues

After getting overwhelmed in Dallas, the Wild resumes play Tuesday in St. Louis with a revamped lineup that features a bigger role for veteran for Matt Cullen.


Boudreau: Time for Wild to 'bounce back' after tough loss to Stars

Ensuring that Saturday's one-sided loss is an isolated incident rather than the beginning of a spiral down the standings is key going into the Wild's game at St. Louis on Tuesday.


Penalty kill hurts Wild in lopsided loss to Stars

Dallas earned only two power-play opportunities but capitalized on both, continuing a tough stretch for the Wild's penalty killers on the road.


Wild will try to bring 'A' game in second half of back-to-back vs. Stars

The Wild was able to capitalize on a Golden Knights team completing a back-to-back on the road, and now it'll try to avoid the same fate Saturday in Dallas.


Wild sets marks in big Western conference victory

The Wild handed Vegas its biggest loss in two months.


Wild to be full strength tonight for just third time this season

Winger Nino Niederreiter will return from injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.