Breaking down the Wild, who begin their quest for deep playoff run
The Wild will face the Rangers, Kings, Avalanche and Canucks to start the season.
The Minnesota Wild begin their quest for an expected deep playoff run with the regular season opener against the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul.
The opening game is part of a four-game homestand, which includes a Saturday night matchup against former Wild winger Kevin Fiala and the Los Angeles Kings, which fell in its opener to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Phil Kessel and Reilly Smith scored first-period goals off giveaways as the Vegas Golden Knights kicked off their three-game Canadian road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.
Nick Ritchie scored in the opening minute and Tyler Toffoli collected three assists as the visiting Calgary Flames claimed a 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.
Magnus Hellberg made 20 saves as the visiting Detroit Red Wings earned a 3-2 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Cal Clutterbuck posted his first two-goal game in over a year, and the New York Islanders took advantage of a spate of turnovers by the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn a 7-2 win Tuesday in Elmont, N.Y.