The Wild Beat
May 12
Wild goalie Cam Talbot, who went 13-0-3 to close the regular season, appears to be making his series debut in Game 6 vs. the Blues.

Cam Talbot starts for Wild in net for tonight's Game 6

Talbot was the first goalie off the ice during the Wild's pregame skate, suggesting he'll make his first start of the best-of-seven series. He last played two weeks ago against Calgary.
The Wild Beat
May 10
The Wild is back at Xcel Energy Center for Game 5 against the Blues on Tuesday night.

Despite Sunday's loss, Wild not looking at changes for Game 5

There were signs at practice that coach Dean Evason will not make changes for tonight's game at the X, which will move the winner within one game of winning the playoff series.
The Wild Beat
May 6
The Wild has dropped seven in a row to the Blues at Enterprise Center ahead of playing Game 3 on Friday night.

After Game 2 success, Wild not making lineup changes tonight

The Wild has lost seven in a row at Enterprise Center — where Games 3 and 4 will be played tonight and Sunday — getting outscored 35-15 in those games.
The Wild Beat
May 4
Minnesota Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury deflects a shot during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Friday,

Fleury stays in goal in Game 2; Goligoski replaces Kulikov on defense

This will be Alex Goligoski's first playoff game with the Wild, but he has 43 games of Stanley Cup experience and was with the Penguins when they won it in 2009.
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The Wild Beat
May 2
The Wild and Blues are meeting in the playoffs for the third time.

'Confident' Wild renewing rivalry with Blues in Game 1 tonight

Marc-Andre Fleury was the first Wild goalie off the ice at the morning skate, which usually indicates who the starter is going to be.
The Wild Beat
April 28
Wild goalie Cam Talbot is 12-0-3 in his last 15 starts.

Talbot back in net for Wild in second-to-last game of season

Cam Talbot will be back in net for the Wild, his first start since last Thursday, and none of the team's injured players will return against Calgary.
The Wild Beat
April 26
Marc-Andre Fleury will make a third straight start for the Wild vs. the Coyotes on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Fleury starts again for Wild; Foligno, Greenway return vs. Coyotes

The Wild kicks off the final week of the regular season against the Coyotes at Xcel Energy Center, and Marc-Andre Fleury will once again be in net.
The Wild Beat
April 21
Wild goalie Cam Talbot is coming off a 26-save shutout on Tuesday in the 2-0 win at Montreal.

Wild goalie rotation ends with Talbot getting second straight start tonight

For the first time since Marc-Andre Fleury debuted last month, the Wild will start the same goalie for a second consecutive game
The Wild Beat
April 14
Wild forward Nic Deslauriers is expected back in the lineup Thursday vs. the Stars after missing the previous two games due to injury.

Deslauriers returns, Greenway out and Fleury starts in goal at Dallas

This is the last time the Wild will face Dallas in the regular season, and the Stars have had the edge so far by winning twice over three previous games.
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The Wild Beat
April 12
Cam Talbot will be in net Tuesday night when the Wild vies to sweep the season series vs. the Oilers after winning the two previous games.

Wild's Nic Deslauriers out vs. Oilers; Cam Talbot in net

The Wild has only one lineup change planned ahead of hosting the Oilers on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center, and that's starting Cam Talbot in net.
The Wild Beat
April 8
The Wild and Blues are facing off on Friday for the first time since the Winter Classic at Target Field on New Year’s Day, a 6-4 win for St. Louis.

Potential playoff preview: Wild, Blues face off tonight in St. Louis

The Wild is second in the Central Division with the Blues one point behind in third. Cam Talbot will start in goal for Minnesota.
The Wild Beat
April 5
The Wild’s road trip will continue on Tuesday at Nashville without injured players Matt Boldy and Jon Merrill in the lineup.

Injured Boldy, Merrill won't play at Nashville; Fleury starts in goal

Nashville has won the two previous games this season vs. the Wild, outscoring the team 11-4, but the Predators trail the Wild by nine points in the standings.
The Wild Beat
March 31
Wild goalie Cam Talbot has won his last eight starts, a career-long streak.

Wild could make homestand history vs. Penguins with eighth straight win

Cam Talbot will be in goal against the Penguins in the ninth consecutive game at Xcel. Kirill Kaprizov also could be in for a record-setting night.
The Wild Beat
March 29
Marc-Andre Fleury is scheduled to make his second start with the Wild on Tuesday vs. the Flyers at Xcel Energy Center.

Fleury back in net for Wild vs. Flyers; Cates set for NHL debut

Former UMD captain Noah Cates is set to make his NHL debut for Philadelphia against the Wild tonight at the X.
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The Wild Beat
March 24
The Wild continues to integrate new players into its lineup after making a handful of moves before the NHL trade deadline earlier this week.

Boudreau returns to the X for first time to face new-look Wild

Defenseman Jake Middleton will be next to make his Wild debut after joining the team in a trade. Cam Talbot will be starting in goal against Vancouver and the former Wild coach.
The Wild Beat
March 10
The Wild kicks off a back-to-back on the road on Thursday against the Red Wings.

After beating Rangers, Wild hopes momentum carries to back-to-back games

Cam Talbot is scheduled to start in net when the Wild begins a back-to-back at Detroit. This is another game being carried on ESPN+ and Hulu instead of Bally Sports North.
The Wild Beat
March 8
Winger Jordan Greenway is returning fort he Wild vs. the Rangers after missing the last six games with an upper-body injury.

Greenway to return, Wild back to full strength vs. Rangers

For the first time since mid-December, the Wild has everyone available.
The Wild Beat
March 3
This is the first meeting between the Wild and Flyers since Dec.14, 2019.

Battle of slumping teams tonight when Wild plays at Philadelphia

The Wild's four-game losing streak started on the road, and that's where the team has a chance to end it. The Flyers have won only one of their last eight and have struggled all season.
The Wild Beat
March 1
The Wild and Flames will finish off a home-and-home on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Home remedy? Wild home to face Flames after blowout loss in Calgary

The Wild has a chance to reset at home against the same opponent that put an exclamation point on the team's current skid. Calgary has lost only once in its last 12 games.
The Wild Beat
February 24
The Wild is planning on having winger Mats Zuccarello in the lineup Thursday vs. the Maple Leafs.

Wild expects Zuccarello back tonight; Greenway out vs. Leafs

With Jordan Greenway injured, the Wild will shift Nick Bjugstad to play on a line with Marcus Foligno and Joel Eriksson Ek — a promotion indicative of Nick Bjugstad's recent play.