Matt Cooke could get Avs fans hot
Matt Cooke #24 of the Minnesota Wild skates with the puck past Clayton Stoner of the Minnesota Wild during the second period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 29, 2014 in Glendale, Ariz.
Mission not accomplished: Hunt continues for set 3rd, 4th lines
When the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, they had what arguably was the best third line in the NHL.
Tom Powers: Playoffs will make or break Wild's season
Minnesota goalie Ilya Bryzgalov celebrates with Matt Cooke, left, and Jonathon Blum after beating the Boston Bruins in a shootout Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.
Penguns notebook: Jussi Jokinen misses first game
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jussi Jokinen almost made it. He was one of five players to dress for the Penguins' first 77 games, but was scratched from their game Saturday night at Minnesota because of an unspecified injury sustained on a hit Thursday from Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien.
Wild looks to improve at home tonight against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins
Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel.
Penguins penalty-killers spot encouraging signs
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There was much for the Penguins to celebrate after a 4-2 victory Thursday night in Winnipeg.
Molinari on the Penguins: The spirits of the playoff future
The Penguins, a popular choice to win the Stanley Cup in 2013, will enter this year's playoffs as a decided underdog to Boston in the Eastern Conference and a handful of clubs from the West.
Monday Pens Points: Vokoun May Play In Regular Season
Sid's pep talk helps Geno rebound. James Neal's talent is in danger of being overshadowed.