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4 hrs ago | MSNBC

Get your game notes: Wild at Avalanche

Tonight on CNBC, it's the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Minnesota Wild starting at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Patrick Roy

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Star Tribune

Scouting the Wild

Bluntly, the positional goalie must stand and deliver. The Avs are loaded with firepower, so he is going to have to make some big stops.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Marco Scandella, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, Clayton Stoner

TwinCities

Ilya Bryzgalov is No. 1 in Wild's universe

Much of Ilya Bryzgalov's thinking is done out loud, but he's no bore. When he talks, his Minnesota Wild teammates listen.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Josh Harding, Edmonton Oilers, Ilya Bryzgalov, NHL Northwest Division

CBS Local

Wild Blog: Previewing The Playoffs Vs. Colorado

On April 8, the Minnesota Wild clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. What was yet to be determined was who their opponent in the first round would be.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, NHL Northwest Division

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Star Tribune

Granlund, Brodziak expected to play in Game 1 of Wild-Avs series Thursday

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Kyle Brodziak, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division, Colorado Avalanche, Alex Tanguay

The News Tribune

Yeo and his principles don't wilt

The temperature was below zero on that morning, Dec. 30, after the assistant coach spent a sleepless night following the Wild blowing a three-goal lead at home to the New York Islanders.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, Clayton Stoner

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Globe and Mail

The road to the Stanley Cup is filled with goalie trouble

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov deflects a shot by Nashville Predators left wing Gabriel Bourque during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, NHL Western Conference, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Ilya Bryzgalov

Rant Sports

2014 NHL Playoffs Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

For the third time in five all-time postseason appearances, the Minnesota Wild will take on the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, Colorado Avalanche

Sun Apr 13, 2014

TwinCities

Predators 7, Wild 3: Ilya Bryzgalov shaky in final playoff tune-up

As far as the standings are concerned, the Wild's 7-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Sunday night at the Xcel Energy Center was meaningless.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division, NHL Northwest Division

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Bleedin Blue

Blues at Wild Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Tonight the St. Louis Blues will take on the Minnesota Wild for the second time in as many weeks, and both teams will be looking to make a statement in what could be a first round playoff preview.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Josh Harding, T.J Oshie, NHL Central Division, NHL Players

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Star Tribune

Gameday preview: St. Louis at Wild

Preview: The Wild, winner of three in a row and 5-0-1 in its past six, clinched the Western Conference's top wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs with Tuesday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, Clayton Stoner

Gone Puck Wild

Reigning Masterson Trophy Winner Josh Harding Nominated Once Again

Dec 17, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding makes a save during overtime against the Vancouver Canucks at Xcel Energy Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Josh Harding, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Star Tribune

Wild goalie Curry takes long road back to NHL

Stints in Germany, Orlando and Iowa led John Curry back to his home state as backup goalie for the Wild.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Josh Harding, NHL Players, John Curry

Mon Apr 07, 2014

TwinCities

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov posts another shutout with 1-0 win over Winnipeg

It wasn't the toughest game of Ilya Bryzgalov's brief Minnesota Wild tenure, but levels of difficulty aren't a column in the standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Edmonton Oilers, Ilya Bryzgalov, NHL Northwest Division

Thrasher Backer

Winnipeg Jets Kick Off Final Week Against Minnesota Wild: Preview

It is the final week of the Winnipeg Jets ' season, and they plan to leave with their heads high, facing a Minnesota Wild team that will be playoff-bound on April 16th.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Clayton Stoner, NHL Northwest Division

Sun Apr 06, 2014

CBS Sports

Bryzgalov unsure if he'll play against next season

Ilya Bryzgalov seems to have found a good spot for himself in Minnesota. He's been strong with the Wild , yet to lose a game in regulation with a 5-0-3 mark and a .920 save percentage.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Josh Harding, NHL Players

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Andrew Ebbett, Matt Cooke

Gone Puck Wild

Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburgh Penquins: Preview

The Minnesota Wild take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 pm Central Time in the friendly confines of the Xcel Energy Center in snowy St. Paul Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, NHL Players, Josh Harding, NHL Northwest Division, Pittsburgh Penguins

Gone Puck Wild

NHL's Mock Drafts Have Minnesota Wild Drafting a Goalie

Johan Gustafsson is a promising young goalie within the Minnesota Wild's system, but the prospect pool is ankle deep behind him.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Josh Harding, A.J. Thelen, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division, Ilya Bryzgalov

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Bleedin Blue

St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild: Potential First-Round Preview

In July 2012, the sleepy, quaint NHL club in Minnesota made a permanent shift in the direction of the franchise when they opened their fat wallet and orchestrated the two biggest free agent signings in the teams teenage history; also two of the largest financial deals in the history of the league.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, Clayton Stoner

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