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Torchetti wins in Wild debut

Minnesota ends eight-game skid with victory vs. Canucks

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

Parise unleashes top-shelf goal

MIN@VAN: Parise fires a slap shot to open the scoring

2/15/16: Zach Parise collects the turnover and roofs a wicked slap shot past Jacob Markstrom to give the Wild an early lead

  • 00:47 •

VANCOUVER -- If there was any question whether things were going to be different for the Minnesota Wild under John Torchetti, it ended when he reached for the smelling salts behind the bench before his first game Monday.

With Torchetti in their ears from start to finish, the Wild dominated early and got goals from five players in a 5-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena, giving their new coach a win in his debut.

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Wild hope Torchetti can turn around team

Players think fresh voice from new coach will help

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

John Torchetti - 2/14/16

John Torchetti - 2/14/16

John Torchetti answered questions on being named the interim head coach of the Minnesota Wild

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VANCOUVER -- Minnesota Wild players aren't sure yet exactly how much will change under new coach John Torchetti, but the voice is different and for now, that is enough.

Torchetti, who was promoted from the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa after Mike Yeo was fired on Saturday, made sure every player got to hear his voice in person before they play their first game for him Monday against the Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV). Torchetti met with each player in person either after an optional practice Sunday or on the flight to Vancouver after practice.

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Torchetti makes NHL return, coaches Wild vs. Canucks

Minnesota has lost eight straight and 13 of 14

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

WILD (23-22-10) at CANUCKS (22-21-12)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, SNP, NHL.TV

VANCOUVER -- Minnesota Wild coach John Torchetti isn't wasting any time putting his stamp a team that has lost eight straight games.

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