Living up to their name, the Minnesota Wild put together a thrilling finish to their 2013-14 season, vaulting their way into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a second straight year. They would ultimately fall in the Western Conference Semifinals to the eventual champion Blackhawks, and the experience only seems to have whetted fans’ appetites for a deeper run into the postseason. Minnesota responded this summer by adding defenders Mike Reilly and Tyson Strachan, as they look to make it three straight trips to the playoffs. You can follow all the action in-person with Minnesota Wild tickets, available now! Get great prices on road contests as well as home games at Xcel Energy Center every day with Razorgator!
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Minnesota Wild 2015-2016 News and Updates
The Minnesota Wild are not the best NHL team in the league this season and they don’t have a fabulous record, but the team was able to pull off enough wins and points to put them into postseason play. They did end their regular season play on a very sour note, losing their last five games in a row after coming off of a three-game winning streak. See if the Wild can pull themselves together after so many consecutive losses, when they play against the Dallas Stars on April 13. Tickets are still available to purchase and start at an affordable $37 each. Spruce up your spring weekends and get your tickets today.
The Minnesota Wild was able to hold their own and finish their most recent series of away games strong. Most recently, they took on the Chicago Blackhawks in an away matchup on March 20th. It went to a shootout, but the Wild was able to take the victory with a final score of 3-2. From here, there are just three remaining away games, meaning you have plenty of opportunities to catch the Wild in action before the season wraps up. They will be hosting the Calgary Flames on March 24th, with tickets starting at just $57, followed by a rematch with the Blackhawks on the 29th. Tickets for that match are available for $92.
3/18/16 - If the Minnesota Wild had held on just eight more seconds, they would have won a crucial game against Ottawa Tuesday evening. The last second effort from Mika Zibanejad gave the Sens the tying score and forced overtime, which ended in a 3-2 final score that didn’t favor Minnesota. Just two nights later, the Wild underwent yet another beating, this time at the hands of the New Jersey Devils. Already struggling to keep their postseason hopes alive, will the Wild be able to turn things around? Get your tickets for an upcoming home game today! Carolina will be in town on Saturday, March 19, and seats at the Xcel Energy Center are available for $38.
2/10/16 - Just two points behind Nashville’s Predators, the Minnesota Wild are just one good win away from climbing a spot in the standings. Unfortunately, they trail first-place Chicago by a whopping 20 points as the NHL season passes its midway point. That shouldn’t discourage fans of this team, which went on an improbable run just a year ago to sneak into the postseason against all odds. Currently, they’re on a rough seven-game slide which has included four straight games of four goals allowed. With the offense unable to compensate, things are getting tense in Minnesota. Can they best the Canucks when they visit Vancouver this Monday? Order your tickets today starting at just $21 and find out firsthand!
2/3/16 - The Minnesota Wild lost to the Rangers in their most recent outing on the February 4. The Wild started out strong, ending the first period ahead 2-0. Ryan Carter and Matt Dumba scored during the first period to start the game strong. Then, the Rangers found the board early in the second period and did not stop. They scored two goals in the second period and two in the third while the Wild were unable to once again find the net. This makes for the fourth loss in a row for the Wild. They will look to break this streak when they play the Blues on February 6. You can still get tickets for $59 and up.
1/27/16 - In the middle of a week-long break for the All-Star game, fans are hoping that the Minnesota Wild are doing more than just resting up. Currently holding a fourth place spot in the Central Division, the team is struggling to keep their playoff hopes alive. Having won just four matches in the entire month of January, the Wild will kick off January with a three-game road streak that will further test their ability to come together as a team. On Feb. 2 the Wild will be in New York to play the Islanders. Just two days later (Feb. 4), they’ll head across town to face the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Saturday, Feb. 6, will see Minnesota in St. Louis to face the Blues.
1/21/16 - Fans of the Minnesota Wild are excited to see their team end their losing streak. They have been in a bit of a slump, but that may all be over. Starting January 10th, the Wild starting having trouble on the ice and took five consecutive losses. On January 21st, however, the Wild really took off and managed to dominate the Los Angeles Kings, who are the leading team in the Pacific Division. They even managed to shut them out completely, with the final score coming to 3-0. The Central Division rankings are a very close race, so the Wild certainly has an opportunity to move up if they continue this momentum.
1/14/16 - A slow start cost the Minnesota Wild another home win against the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday evening. The rebuilding Sabres took advantage of the opportunity and came out strong in the first period, scoring three times. Despite the dismal start, the Wild managed to comeback in the second and third, but Buffalo held on for the eventual 3-2 win. “That’s unacceptable. It’s quite embarrassing,” commented Minnesota center Erik Haula. He and the rest of his teammates will have a chance to redeem themselves in front of the fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this Friday, Jan. 15. They will welcome the Winnipeg Jets to the arena and you can be a part of the action! Get your tickets for $76 and up.
1/6/15 - After dropping a disappointing 3-2 shootout to Tampa Bay to open 2016, the Minnesota Wild became the latest victims of the red-hot Florida Panthers, falling 2-1 on Sunday evening. They didn’t need long to bounce back though, felling the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 behind a hat trick from Zach Parise. It was the fourth of the left wing’s career and second this season, and it helped the Wild notch an important victory. With 49 points, Minny find themselves smack in the center of the Central Division, looking up at St. Louis, Chicago and Dallas—but with Nashville and Colorado hot on their heels. Get tickets for New Jersey at Minnesota this Sunday—seats start at just $16 if you act quickly!
12/30/15 - With their series of home games done, and a tough series of four away games coming up, the Minnesota Wild managed to finish on a high note and put themselves in a strong position. The Wild beat out the Detroit Pistons on December 28th, scoring twice in the final period to take the win, putting them at 19-10-6 and fourth in the Central Division. From here, the Wild is going to be travelling, starting by taking on the St. Louis Blues on December 31st. They will not return to Minnesota until January 7th, when they will be hosting the Philadelphia Flyers. Tickets are available starting as low as just $84.
12/21/15 - The Minnesota Wild are seriously looking at some potential additions to the roster. The team has such a strong defense that it seems clear that any incoming player will have to be solid on that side. Names being talked about include Tyson Barrie, currently with the Avalanche and Travis Hamonic, who requested a trade from the New York Islanders to be closer to his family. Minnesota also needs centers, and that means they are also keeping their eyes on Ryan Johnson, who hasn’t gotten much playing time with the Blue Jackets since they made their coaching change. The Wild will play two home games this week on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 against the Stars and the Canadiens.
12/16/15 - The Minnesota Wild managed to prove that they are in fact able to win a game on the road on Saturday against the San Jose Sharks, whom they shut out 2 – 0. Before that, however, Minnesota’s skills were in serious question after falling to both the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes last Monday and Friday respectively. We’ll see if they can get a win under their belt at home, as they’ll face the New York Rangers on Thursday night. The Wild are sure to need all the home crowd support they can get, so be sure to be there! You can get your ticket for as little as just $7.
12/9/15 - The Minnesota Wild were on a roll this week, but their three-game winning streak came to a disappointing end after back-to-back games against Colorado. After beating the Avalanche 1-0 on Saturday, the Wild were held to just 13 shots in the first two periods of Monday’s game and lost 2-1 in overtime. Minnesota starting goalie Devan Dubnyk suffered a groin injury in the match and will miss the next two games, both of which are on the road. The Wild will face the Arizona Coyotes on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Gila River Arena and the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center on Saturday. They will return to the XCEL Energy Center on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
12/3/15 - The Minnesota Wild broke their three game losing streak with a win on December 1 against the Blackhawks. Jason Pominville scored four minutes into the game to take the lead until the Blackhawks equalized in the second period. Ryan Suter scored for the WIld 12 minutes into the third period, and the team was able to hold off the Blackhawks to take the victory. Goalie Devan Dubnyk helped out the offense by making 30 saves. The Wild finally found their groove and played a strong, consistent game. The team will look to continue the trend when they host the Maple Leafs on December 3. You can still get tickets, with prices starting at $19.
11/25/15 - The Minnesota Wild may be in third place in the Central Division, but they have one of the best records in the league. With 11 wins and 5 losses, the Wild continue to surpass all expectations. However, the Wild hit a rough patch this last week when they lost three games in a row. Luckily on November 21, they dominated the Nashville Predators and gave their home crowd a game worth watching. The Wild completely shut out the Predators with a 4-0 win. See if the Wild can carry over the confidence they gained from their last game when they take on the Vancouver Canucks on November 25. Don’t miss your chance to see them live.
11/18/15 - The Minnesota Wild fought hard to come back from behind when they played the Penguins on November 17. After an early goal from the Penguins, Mikael Gunland equalized the game in the 13th minute of play. However, the Penguins led by Evengi Malkin scored three more times to draw ahead 4-1. Jared Spurgeon scored a power play goal towards the end of the second period, and early in the third Mikko Koivu had a power play goal to get the Wild within one point. However, they were unable to find the net again. The Wild also lost their next outing against the Bruins. They will look to turn things around when they face the Predators on November 21. You can still get tickets for just $9.
11/11/15 - On November 12th, the Minnesota Wild took another strong victory against the Carolina Hurricanes, which lengthened their winning streak to three games. On November 14th, the Wild faced the Dallas Stars in an away game, hoping to earn another victory. They managed to tie the game up seven minutes into the final period, but they just could not take the win in the overtime period. With a final score of 2-3, the Wild ended their winning streak. They are still number 2 in the Central Division, however, so Minnesota is doing extremely well this year. They have two more away matches, then will return to Minnesota on November 21st to host the Nashville Predators.
11/4/15 - Once known as a team who thrived because of their defense, the Minnesota Wild have seen a bit of a new side to their game this season. Heading into the second month of NHL play, they are ranked 5th for goals scored and 21st in defense, nearly a complete reversal from last year’s statistics. Coach Mike Yeo has recently remarked that in focusing so much on becoming a better team offensively, defensive training has perhaps been somewhat lacking. After a 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues on Halloween, the Wild have had four full days to rest and are ready to face the Lightning on Saturday (Nov. 7) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
10/28/15 - Some touching news is coming out of St. Paul this week. This past Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild signed 18-year-old Bridget Villebrun to the team for a day, fulfilling her Make-A-Wish. She has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but was able to forget her illness as she fulfilled her dream of getting to be a Wild player for one day. She got the chance to meet several players, including her favorite, Mikael Granlund. She has her very own jersey, No. 11, and even rode the Zamboni during intermission. She was definitely the VIP of the day, and it was a special one for her. The Wild are again at home this Friday, Oct. 30, to take on the Blackhawks.
10/21/15 - After losing to the Ducks 4-1 on Sunday, the Minnesota Wild are taking time at practice this week to work on executing their game plan. Specifically, this means avoiding turnovers in the neutral zone and making sure players have a united understanding of where the puck is going. Finding that fine balance between speed and staying in control can be difficult, but head coach Mike Yeo explains that opponents should “understand that we’re a fast team…that’s how we execute and go at them.” That is what the Blue Jackets are up against this Thursday, Oct. 22, when they take on the Wild at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. Tickets are available now starting at $48.
10/12/15 - The Minnesota Wild managed to fend off the St. Louis Blues over the weekend, beating their Midwest rivals 3 – 2 on Saturday at home. Although the Wild managed to pull out a win, the game was anything but relaxing for the home crowd. The Blues came on strong in the second half of the game, at one point threatening to tie the score. Fortunately for Minnesotans, the Wild were able to hold onto their lead and take home the victory. They will now hit the road for their next three games before returning home to face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, October 22. Tickets start as low as $6.
10/7/15 - The Minnesota Wild came back from behind to beat the Colorado Avalanche in their first game of the season. Colorado scored three goals in the first period, and the Wild did not get on the board until 7 minutes into the second period. Colorado scored again in the second period to once again get ahead by three. The Wild came back on the ice in the third period ready to rally, scoring four goals to get the lead and win the game. Zach Parise had a hat trick and Nino Niederreiter and Thomas Vanek both had goals as well. The Wild's next match will be on October 10 at home against the St. Louis Blues. Tickets remain available with prices starting at $5.
9/16/15 - You may think that there’s no way a young child could have any influence over a NHL’s team roster, but 10-year-old Jordyn Leopold certainly had some sway with the Minnesota Wild during the offseason. She wrote a really cute letter begging the Wild to sign her father, Jordan Leopold, who was playing with the Blue Jackets at the time. After many trades and a lot of moving, the player’s family was separated in order to help Jordyn and the rest of her siblings get settled somewhere. They missed their dad, however, and the Wild needed a veteran player, so they made the deal. Come join the Leopold children cheer on their dad this Monday, Sept. 21, as they take on the Sabres at Xcel Energy Center. Tickets start at just $9.
5/5/15 - After upsetting St. Louis in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have their sights on a similar finish to their current series versus the Blackhawks. It will require effective play in Games 3 and 4 though, as the Wild find themselves down 0-2 after the first two games in Chicago. Minnesota came close to a stunning rally in the opening contest, putting in three goals in the second, but Teuvo Teravainen scored the deciding goal just prior to the end of the period for the ‘Hawks, who held on for a 4-3 win. After falling 4-1 in Game 2, the Wild now must win at least one game at home in order to stay alive. Tickets are on sale for Xcel Energy Center, with seats for Tuesday night’s game starting at $108!
4/28/15 - In a first round full of Western Conference upsets, the Minnesota Wild were just sticking with the trend. Winning two games on their own home ice and two in St. Louis, the Wild knocked off the No. 1-seeded Blues in six games and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Minnesota took the final two games to seal the deal, running away 4-1 in the decisive contest behind two goals from Zach Parise. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 out of 31 shots on goal to buoy the Wild’s defense, shutting down St. Louis to a point they could not overcome. Minnesota now moves on to face the Chicago Blackhawks and tickets are on sale now! Get your seats at Xcel Energy Center starting at $186.
4/20/15 - Living up to their name in more ways than one this postseason, the Minnesota Wild have been putting on quite a show. After securing the top wild card spot in the Western Conference, Minnesota earned the right to take on the first-place St. Louis Blues in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That pressure hasn’t seemed to bother them, as they stole Game One to claim home ice advantage and shut out the Blues with a 3-0 victory Monday, now leading the series 2-1 with Game Four taking place in their home arena. The Wild will hope for another lights-out performance from goalie Devan Dubnyk, who blocked all 17 of St. Louis’ shots to lift his team to a big win in Game Three. Limited seats are still available for Wednesday’s game at Xcel Energy Center!
4/13/15 - One of the hottest teams in the second half of the regular season, the Minnesota Wild find themselves in the Stanley Cup Playoffs once again. Their 36-14-4 starting goaltender Devan Dubnyk gets the nod for Game One of the first round, when they travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues. Minnesota split the regular season series with St. Louis 2-2, with their November 29 loss coming via shootout, 3-2. With the benefit of a clean slate in postseason play, the Wild are hoping to pull off the upset behind the scoring of left wing Zach Parise. The playoffs head to Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on April 20th, and limited seats are still available starting at $170! Secure your tickets now to experience the excitement of the NHL postseason!
4/9/15 - It’s looking increasingly likely that the Minnesota Wild, possibly crossed off as out of the running earlier this season, will earn one of the two Western Conference wild card slots in the upcoming postseason. If this is the case, the Wild will start the chase for the Stanley Cup on the road, against either St. Louis or Nashville.
4/2/15 - If the current standings hold for the remainder of the season, the Minnesota Wild will square off with division mates Nashville, as the first wild-card team in the Western Conference. The Wild are one of five Midwest teams set to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs; they’re currently in fourth place in the division and fifth place in the conference.
3/26/15 - How high can the charge of the Minnesota Wild go? Lost at the bottom of the Central Division standings at the beginning of the year, the Wild have made up considerable ground on the division leaders, and now are just three points behind Chicago for home ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs, which start next month.
3/17/15 - Playing as well as just about any team in the league over the past 10 games, the Minnesota Wild are living up to their name, holding a three-point advantage over Winnipeg for the top wild card spot in the West. Minnesota has won seven of their last nine games, including a five-game winning streak behind the stellar defense of goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who has not allowed more than two goals from an opposing team since February 14th. The Wild face a tough three-game stretch upcoming, beginning with the Predators in Nashville on Tuesday night before they return home to host the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues later in the week. Tickets for Wild vs. Predators at Bridgestone Arena are available starting at just $23 each!
3/5/15 - The Minnesota Wild continue their charge up the standings in the Western Conference. Currently seventh in the conference after a very slow start and tied on points with Vancouver, the Wild need just one point to catch division rival Winnipeg, fifth in the conference; and are six points behind Chicago, thitd in the division and fourth in the conference.
2/26/15 - After taking three straight – two on the road in Canada – the Minnesota Wild returned home to split their next two. After thrashing division mates Dallas 6-2 last weekend, the Wild dropped a 2-1 affair to an Edmonton team trying to make a bit of a move in their division; however, the Wild are still within striking distance of fourth-place Winnipeg.
2/20/15 - Having lost just twice in the month of February, the Minnesota Wild continue their climb back into postseason contention in the Central Division. The Wild, despitw suffering one of their two losses in the month earlier in the week, have moved to within five points of Winnipeg in the division.
2/12/15 - Earlier this week, the Minnesota Wild had their six-game winning streak snapped by division rival Winnipeg. The Wild remain in fifth place in the Central Division, seven points behind the fourth place Jets, and a point ahead of Dallas.
2/5/15 - They’ve won four straight and made a tight bunch even tighter by doing so. The Minnesota Wild may be near the bottom of the Central Division, but their win streak has put them within striking distance of fourth place Winnipeg.
1/29/15 - The Minnesota Wild started off the second half of the season on the right foot, as they collected just their fourth win in the month of January. The win, a 2-1 victory at Edmonton earlier this week, snapped a two-game losing streak for the Wild.
1/15/15 - A season that started out with so much promise for the Minnesota Wild is slowly dissolving into a nightmare. First the team was struck, mysteriously, by a mumps outbreak earlier; and now, in the midst of a six game losing streak, the team finds itself looking up from the bottom of the Central Division.
1/8/15 - It’s not been the best of starts to the year 2015 for the Minnesota Wild. After opening the year with a win over Toronto, the Wild have dropped their last two, and find themselves in sixth place, sandwiched in between Dallas and Colorado in the Central Division.
12/18/14 - As one of the hardest hit teams in the NHL by the puzzling outbreak of mumps, the Minnesota Wild have had to fight their way through, with limited success. The Wild have won just four times in their last 10 games, and have dropped the last two in a row.
12/11/14 - There might be an explanation for why the Minnesota Wild are struggling along in fifth place in the Central Division. Turns out the team has been the hardest hit by an outbreak of an illness that most children are immunized against: the mumps; five Wild players have been diagnosed so far.
12/4/14 - Wins are always good to start off a new month, and the Minnesota Wild kicked off their December the right way. After finishing the month of November with six wins (and four in a row) against three losses, the Wild took out Montreal at home in St. Paul 2-1 to start December on the right foot.
11/20/14 - The Minnesota Wild are rolling. They’re on a three-game unbeaten streak this week – the longest in the Central Division -- a point behind fourth place Chicago and six points behins front-runner Nashville.
11/13/14 - A four game losing streak by the Minnesota Wild has seen them fall back in the pack that is the NHL’s Central Division. With 14 points, the Wild are currently tied with Dallas and just a point out of last place, ahead of Colorado.
11/6/14 - With the NHL’s Central Division as tightly packed as it is, the Minnesota Wild find themselves without a key player for a couple of games. Zach Parise, who leads the team in points (goals plus assists), will be out for a short period as he recovers from symptoms of concussion.
10/29/14 - Just a month into the season and Minnesota Wild has already given fans a lot to talk about. Having fine-tuned their already impressive offense this offseason with the addition of Thomas Vanek, Wild has a real chance at entering the playoffs bumping elbows with the league leaders. Following their win against the San Hose Sharks, there’s no doubt that Wild has every intention of continuing their winning streak. This Saturday game presents the perfect opportunity to do just that as they will face the Dallas Stars on their own turf. With the Stars taking up the tail end of the Central Division, Wild fans can expect an exciting victory this weekend. Tickets for the Dallas vs. Minnesota game start at $8 with a few seating options still available.
Welcome to the WILDerness! The Minnesota Wild capped off last year’s campaign with the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, good for the top Wild Card slot. They faced the Colorado Avalanche as Round 1 underdogs and took the series to a thrilling Game 7. Minnesota's winning goal came off the stick of Nino Niederreiter, and the Wild turned to the formidable Chicago Blackhawks in Round 2. The defending champs ended Minnesota's Cup chase ended in six games, making the Wild hungrier than ever for a return run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The St. Paul squad made slight changes in the offseason; see if they pay off with Minnesota Wild tickets today!
Minnesota bid farewell to Cody McCormish and Clayton Stoner, but made a big offseason acquisition as well; upon the addition of Thomas Vanek to an already full-throttle offense will make the Wild a threat for any playoff-bound team. The Minnesota Wild open their 2014-2015 regular season schedule with a series that’s guaranteed to snap them out of any summer slumber: a home-and-home series against Colorado. The Avalanche will visit Xcel Energy Center on opening day, Oct. 9. The Wilderness will descend upon Denver on Oct. 11 in their first road game. Minnesota will visit Boston to take the Bruins on, looking to stifle their opponents and improve on their 11-2 record. Chicago will visit on Dec. 16, and these Minnesota Wild tickets are a must-have as the Blackhawks have ended the club’s seasons in the last two years. Vanek, Moulson and McCormick will return to Buffalo flanked by their new teammates on Jan. 15.
5/12/14 – It’s a must-win Game 6 tomorrow night in Minnesota! The Wild will try and avoid elimination with a victory over the Blackhawks who lead the second-round series 3-2. Now is the time to buy as last-minute Minnesota Wild playoff tickets for Tuesday’s matchup are down 33 percent in price since the start of the series and you can get in the gate at Xcel Energy Center for $96! In Games 3 and 4 at home, the Wild outscored the Blackhawks 8-2 and have won 5 postseason games (of 5) at home. In the win-loss column this second-round series against Chicago is shaping up exactly as the it had in round one against Colorado. Is a Game 6 home win and Game 7 road win in the Wild’s future?
5/6/14 – While the Wild are down 2-0 to the Hawks, the second-round series is headed home to Minnesota for Games 3 (avg. $286) and Game 4 (avg. $394). While Zach Parise leads the team with 11 postseason points, he’ll need some help from the other Wild players if they want to get back in this series. What better way to do it than on home ice; prices are for the Wild’s first home game of the series are down 8 percent while Game 4 prices have seen a 13 percent jump in the last five days. Minnesota is undefeated in three games at home in these playoffs, outscoring the Avs 8-3 at Xcel Energy Center in the opening round. Behind a loud home crowd, a tied series heading back to Chicago is highly attainable.
4/30/14 – It’s just got wild Wilderness! Following Minnesota’s 5-2 Game 6 win on Monday, the Wild will try to close out the series tonight in Denver. While the Wild have outscored the Avalanche, they’ll have to win on the road in order to advance to the second round, something they have yet to do this series. Zach Parise leads both teams with 10 points, which includes three goals. And, since Darcy Kuemper took over in game two, the netminder has outplayed Colorado’s Semyon Varlamov posting at 1.53 GAA. Will we see a fourth overtime game between the two squads? It will all be unveiled tonight!
4/21/14 – The Wild hope to get themselves back into the Western Conference quarterfinals on home ice Monday at Xcel Energy Center. Down 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a best-of-seven series. Hoping to kick start something that isn’t working, Minnesota is swapping goalies for Game 3 replacing Ilya Bryzgalov for Darcy Kuemper. Find out if the switch was the right choice with Minnesota Wild tickets. Prices are cheaper for Game 3 (avg. $125) than Game 4 (avg. $146), down 9 percent and 5 percent respectively since the start of the postseason.
4/17/14 – Minnesota finished the regular-season off strong, clinching the No.1 Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. The Colorado Avalanche welcome the Minnesota Wild, who are looking to secure their first postseason series since 2003, tonight at Pepsi Center in Denver to open the Stanley Cup Playoffs Division Semifinals. Games 3, 4 and 6 (if nec.) will take place in Minnesota and the Wild will play their first home playoff game Monday night at Xcel Energy Center (avg. $138). While Minnesota was 1-3-1 against the Avs during the regular season, most of the games were decided by one goal. Goaltending will be a must; starting in goal Thursday will be Ilya Bryzgalov.
4/9/14 – After winning three in a row, the Wild are comfortably sitting in the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota is seven points ahead of Dallas who is holding on to the final playoff spot. Following Tuesday’s shootout win over Boston, the Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot and secured the seventh seed which means they’ll face the division winner with the fewest points in the opening round of the postseason. If the NHL playoffs started today, that would be the Anaheim Ducks whom the Wild recorded a 4-2 victory over in their last meeting (Jan 28). Two regular season games remain on the Minnesota Wild schedule – 4/10 vs. St. Louis (get-in $36) and 4/13 vs. Nashville (get-in $48); both games will be played at Xcel Energy Center.
4/3/14 – Minnesota will try to stay in front of Dallas and Phoenix in the Western Conference behind netminder (and former Coyote) Ilya Bryzgalov. Goaltenders Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, and Darcy Kuemper are all out with injuries. The Wild have distanced themselves from the pack, now four points ahead of the Stars who hold the second wild card spot. Thursday, the Minnesota Wild will look to secure their 40th win of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks, a team they’ve beaten three of four times this year. Should the Wild get the W, it’d be the first time the franchise has hit the 40-win mark since 2008-09.
3/28/14 – With 85 points, Minnesota (37-26-11) currently holds the first wild card spot in the Western Conference. With the Phoenix Coyotes recent 7-2-1 record, the Wild’s ride to the NHL playoffs just got slippery. Separated by just one point, Saturday's showdown (avg. $60) in the desert between the two teams will be one for the books. The teams split their two previous meetings this season, each winning on the road. Can the Wild win for the fifth time in their last six in Phoenix? A top wild card spot would likely avoid an encounter with the current No.1 Western Conference Blues, whom the Wild lost to Thursday 1-5, in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.
3/19/14 – Former Isle Matt Moulson returned to Nassau Coliseum for the first time since being traded last Fall and scored two goals in the Wild’s 6-0 rout of New York Tuesday night. The Wild hope to have a similar result Thursday, when Zach Parise visits New Jersey for the first time since leaving as a free agent. Following the Devils vs. Wild game, Minnesota will play a weekend home-and-home series against Detroit (avg. $226). If the NHL playoffs started today, the Wild (82 points) would receive the first wild card spot and face Pacific Division leaders Anaheim Ducks. Minnesota Wild playoff tickets are available for the Western Conference First Round at Xcel Energy Center – averaging $185 (HG1), $176 (HG2), and $194 (HG3).
3/11/14 – Of the nine remaining regular-season games at Xcel Energy Center, the cheapest games will be played this week. First, the Wild will host the Edmonton Oilers (avg. $96) where Minnesota will look to get the season sweep. Thursday, the New York Rangers (avg. $91) will be in town and the Minnesota Wild will look to reverse December’s 1-4 loss. With 18 games remaining, the Wild are four points ahead of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. In a massive deal with the Buffalo Sabres right as the NHL trade deadline was closing, the Wild acquired star forward Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick in exchange for Torrey Mitchell and a second-round draft pick. The move proved that the organization was ready to make a run deep into the playoffs.
3/4/14 – The rumor mill was churning this morning with talks of the Wild acquiring Jaroslav Halak or Martin Brodeur as they made it clear they were in the market for a goaltender; instead, Minnesota went with veteran goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round pick. The new lineup will next take home ice Sunday against the St. Louis Blues in which Minnesota Wild tickets are averaging $127. The March 9 meeting will be the first of four in a row at Xcel Energy Center.
2/25/14 - The Minnesota Wild will return a number of talented Olympians—including Mikael Granlund & Mikko Koivu (Finland), Zach Parise & Ryan Suter (USA) and Nino Niederreiter (Switzerland)—who are all expected to play in the first post-Olympic game Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild are currently ahead by five points in the Western Division race for the wild card. Though this healthy lead should hold off competition for a while, Minnesota is looking at a tough March schedule that includes 14 games in 24 days. There will be no room for slip-ups, so get Minnesota Wild tickets if you want to see some intense action! The Calgary Flames will be the Wild's first opponents at home; tickets start at $37 in the Upper Level and $67 in the Lower Level.
2/21/14 – The Wild returned from their Olympic break Wednesday at the Braemar Arena in Edina without their goaltender Josh Harding who has been out with multiple sclerosis medication issues since January 2. The Wild’s goalie led the league with a 1.65 goals-against average and was third with a .933 save percentage before being placed on injured reserve. The Wild did call up defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Jake Dowell from their AHL team in Des Moines and will return to Xcel Energy Center Mar 3 to play the Calgary Flames. The young club is currently in sixth in the East and will look to secure at least a Wild Card berth in the NHL playoffs this year.
2/4/14 – Tonight’s matchup against the Lightning in Minnesota is the second and final meeting this season for the two teams. Ninety minutes before the puck drops, last minute Minnesota Wild tickets are available from $36. Fans who cannot make the game Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center, grab Wild tickets for Thursday’s matchup against the Predators for a similar price, upwards of $38. Three weeks ago the Wild shutout Nashville 4-0 with goals from Dany Heatley and Jason Zucker in the first period and from Matt Cooke and Marco Scandella in the third.
1/30/14 – The Wild picked up a road win in Anaheim Tuesday night against the best team in the NHL. It was just the second loss in regulation for the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Minnesota will take their physicality to Colorado Thursday where they’ll try to stop the Av’s Gabriel Landeskog who has been a point-per-game player in the last 17. Minnesota Wild tickets at Xcel Energy Center are hovering around the league average at $122 for remaining home games, 40% less than they were at the beginning of the year.
The Wild exited the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round after losing to the eventual Cup champs, Chicago Blackhawks. The beginning of the 2013-14 year had a different story, Minnesota handed Chicago its first regulation home defeat this season. But, in their second meeting two nights later, it was the Blackhawks who were victorious over the Wild. Inter-conference games between the Pittsburgh Penguins (4/5), Buffalo Sabres (1/2), and Washington Capitals (1/4) are the most expensive games on the Minnesota Wild schedule. One to mark on your calendars: Zach Parise return to Prudential Center on 3/20. New Jersey Devils vs. Minnesota Wild tickets for the game start at $23. Overall, the price of Wild tickets at Xcel Energy Center are up 75% after making their first post-season appearance since 2008.
3/22/13 - At the halfway point of the NHL season, the Minnesota Wild lead the Northwest Division. With significant contributions from free-agent acquisitions — Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter — the team is on its way to the NHL Playoffs. Youngsters Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker give us the impression that the future is bright in Minnesota. A couple more years with this team playing together and the MN Wild will be in position to win their first Stanley Cup.
Following the many additions to the Wild roster in the 2012 off-season, Minnesota Wild tickets increased 46% on the secondary market. Now averaging $111, MN Wild tickets are still under the League average. The most expensive game on the Minnesota Wild schedule is against the Chicago Blackhawks (4/9) who started the season with the team's longest win streak in history and a 20-0-3 record.
The Vancouver Canucks are usually the team we see at the top of the Northwest Division. Matches against the Canucks at Xcel Energy Center averaged $100 (2/7) and $120 (3/10). The Wild's latest 4-2 win over division rival Canucks, put Minnesota third overall in the West. Unfortunately, this rivalry, which seems to be evolving, may change with the (potential) realignment. If you're a sports fan living in Minnesota consider this — the average Wild tickets are $111, Timberwolves tickets $41 (cheapest in NBA), and Twins tickets $28 (2nd cheapest in MLB).