| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:50 PM
ST. LOUIS It's just one game, but paranoia may now set in all around the Gateway to the West.
In the five days since the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues met in each team's regular-season finale, the Blues made clear it is "put up or shut up time."...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:19 PM
There were some highs, lows and pretty much everything in between for the Blackhawks at the United Center this season.
They concluded the home portion of the schedule Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to the Wild that could have a significant impact on...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:35 PM
CHICAGO Road sweet road.
There were almost a dozen scenarios, some more complicated than others that could have clinched the Wild a playoff spot Tuesday night. That's how it works in a league where there are shootouts, regulation/overtime tiebreakers and...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:20 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. A week ago, the Wild was riding a 26-6-2 second-half record and the Las Vegas bookmakers had the surging team from St. Paul as the NHL's third-biggest favorite to win the Stanley Cup.
Devan Dubnyk entered in the Hart Trophy conversation,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:14 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — They didn't move their feet, they took bad penalties, they failed to clear the crease of loose pucks and they didn't control the puck nearly well enough to create scoring chances.
In fact, the Blackhawks didn't do much of anything...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:13 PM
In arguably the Blackhawks' worst performance of the season, the Wild smacked them around 3-0 Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist while Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund also scored as the Wild...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Despite losing 223 man-games to injuries, the Columbus Blue Jackets have continued to surge. They're 9-1-1 in December, including 5-1-1 at home, and have one...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:57 PM
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Center Vincent Lecavalier scored an insurance goal in third period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Tuesday night.
Center Sean Couturier and right wingers Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds also scored...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:33 PM
In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 46-28-8 (100 points), 3rd.
Coach Darryl Sutter wants more from the kids, and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson look ready to deliver. Sutter also will have a full season of...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Patrick Kane went forehand. Then backhand. Then top shelf.
Hello, Western Conference final.
Kane launched the Blackhawks into their fourth conference final in the last six seasons with a sweet and completely expected overtime game-winner.