Preview: Wild vs. Blue Jackets

Minnesota (25-21-8) continues to struggle as of late, despite being one the best teams in the NHL earlier this season. The Wild have lost their last three games, including a loss on the road in Columbus Tuesday. Minnesota will again face the Blue Jackets (15-33-6) on home ice Saturday night.
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Minnesota (25-21-8) continues to struggle as of late, despite being one the best teams in the NHL earlier this season. The Wild have lost their last three games, including a loss on the road in Columbus Tuesday. Minnesota will again face the Blue Jackets (15-33-6) on home ice Saturday night.

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The Wild (22-16-6) will meetup with the Blues (25-12-6) on the road Saturday night. Minnesota continued to struggle Thursday losing 5-2 to the Blackhawks. The Wild are now 2-9-3 in their last 14 games. St. Louis also lost on home ice Thursday to Vancouver in overtime. However, that was just the second loss for the Blues in 11 homes games. Minnesota beat St. Louis twice at the Xcel in November.

Wild lose to Blue Jackets, 3-1

Minnesota (25-22-8) dropped its fourth straight game Saturday night, losing to the NHL-worst Blue Jackets for the second time in the past five days. Columbus (16-33-6) claimed the 3-1 victory over the Wild in St. Paul. Minnesota will continue their four-game home-stand against the Ducks on Tuesday.

Wild punchless in 3-1 loss to Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets beat the Wild 3-1 Tuesday night in Columbus. Nate Prosser, who just signed a contract extension, scored the lone Wild goal, tying the game 1-1 in the first period. Niklas Backstrom took the loss allowing three goals on 37 shots.

Preview: Wild vs. Sharks

The Wild (27-25-9) are back in St. Paul to host the Sharks Sunday night. Minnesota had its two-game winning streak snapped Friday with a loss in Dallas. San Jose (32-21-7) could move back into a tie for first place, but the Sharks haven't won at the Xcel Energy Center in almost two years.

Preview: Wild vs. Stars

Minnesota (25-19-7) beat Dallas at the Xcel Energy Center two weeks ago. However, the Stars (26-22-2) are looking to win their 15th straight home game against the Wild Saturday night. Both teams are still chasing one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. Minnesota lost 11 straight road games before beating Colorado last month and again Thursday night. The Stars are coming off a two-game winning streak.