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Wild Looks to Rebound On the Island

Minnesota plays the second half of back-to-back games Sunday against the Islanders

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

Boudreau Pregame at Islanders

Bruce Boudreau Pregame at Islanders

Wild Head Coach Bruce Boudreau spoke with the media as the Wild prepare to face the Islanders in New York

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NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Wild will try and rebound from a tough loss Saturday night when it plays the New York Islanders on Sunday at Barclays Center. 

The Wild saw its three-game winning streak snapped Saturday night against the New Jersey Devils, who spoiled a fantastic game by goaltender Devan Dubnyk, scoring once with under nine minutes left in regulation and again just 29 seconds into overtime to score a 2-1 victory.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Devils 2, Wild 1 (OT)

Eriksson Ek scores in debut, Dubnyk makes 30 saves as Minnesota falls 29 seconds into overtime

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

Wild fall in overtime, 2-1

MIN Recap: Wild pick up point in overtime loss

Joel Eriksson Ek scored his first career NHL goal, but it was not enough as the Wild fall to the Devils in overtime, 2-1

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Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 2-1 overtime loss against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey:

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First Goal Elusive for Wild Early in Season

All three victories have come after surrendering opening marker

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

NEWARK, N.J. -- For the third time in four games, the Minnesota Wild allowed the first goal yet still earned the victory.

It's not a habit the Wild want to get into.

The three wins when allowing the first goal are just two fewer than the Wild had all of last season, when it finished with five -- the fewest in the NHL. Minnesota was 5-25-6 overall when allowing the first goal in 2015-16.

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North Stars Played First Home Game 50 Years Ago

NHL hockey arrived in Minnesota on October 21, 1967

by Devin Lowe /

In 1967, the NHL doubled in size from six to 12 teams, marking the largest expansion ever undertaken at one time by a professional sports league. Four of those six teams -- the Los Angeles Kings, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the St. Louis Blues -- are celebrating their 50th anniversary seasons this year.

But two of those six expansion teams are not. The California Seals turned Cleveland Barons merged with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978, and the North Stars headed south to become the Dallas Stars in 1993.

Before that history unfolded, there was a game: the first NHL game in the state of Minnesota, played on October 21, 1967.

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Wild Honors Law Enforcement With 'Hero of the Game'

St. Paul Police, Ramsey County Sheriff hats awarded to one player after each game

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- Teams from around the NHL have different postgame traditions to reward the best or hardest-working player.

The New York Rangers award a top hat. The Washington Capitals award a stovepipe hat and a beard to make their honoree look like Abraham Lincoln. Others have used professional wrestling belts or firemen hats.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau was speaking to about 300 members of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association on Aug. 24 when the idea for the Wild's postgame ritual was hatched. 

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Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 3, Maple Leafs 2

Wild rallies with a pair of goals in the final period to finish off 3-0 homestand

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

Recap: MIN 3, TOR 2

Staal pots two to help Wild edge Leafs, 3-2

Eric Staal scored two goals, including the game winner, to give the Wild a 3-2 win against the Maple Leafs

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Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 3-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center:

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Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. Toronto

Wild hosts Leafs in final home game before four-game road trip

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

Mike Reilly - Morning Skate

Mike Reilly - Morning Skate

Wild forward Mike Reilly spoke with Wild TV about his time at Iowa and how he's preparing to face the Toronto Maple Leafs at Xcel Energy Center

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Wild Announces 2016 Hockey Fights Cancer Efforts

Initiative Culminates with 'Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night' Nov. 15

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

SAINT PAUL -- Each season, the Minnesota Wild joins forces with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association for Hockey Fights Cancer™, an initiative to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. This year, for every Hockey Fights Cancer blanket fans purchase at Wild home games on Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, a blanket will be donated to local cancer centers while supplies last.

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