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Minnesota Wild defeats Phoenix 3-1

The Minnesota Wild scored three times in the third period and defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-1, to remain in the top wild-card position in the Western Conference.

St. Louis Blues defeat Minnesota Wild 5-1

T.J. Oshie's first career hat trick highlighted the St. Louis Blues' latest victory, a 5-1 drubbing of the slumping Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Detroit 3

Matt Moulson scored the game-winner 2:15 into overtime, as the Minnesota Wild downed the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3.

NHL: New Jersey 4, Minnesota 3

Andy Greene's goal two minutes into overtime lifted the New Jersey Devils to a much-needed 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

NHL: Minnesota 2, NY Rangers 1

Zach Parise's goal 1:03 into the third period provided the difference in the Minnesota Wild's 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers at XCel Energy Center.

NHL: Edmonton 4, Minnesota 3

Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota Wild makes push to get back on track in home test vs. Oilers

The Minnesota Wild try to avoid a third straight loss and continue their recent domination of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night when the clubs square off at Xcel Energy Center.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Vancouver 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 1 (UPI) -- Justin Fontaine scored in the seventh round of a shootout Friday, hoisting the Minnesota Wild over Vancouver 2-1.
U.S. men's Olympic hockey team crush Slovakia 7-1

U.S. men's Olympic hockey team crush Slovakia 7-1

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. men's hockey team beat Slovakia 7-1 Thursday in their first game at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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NHL: Minnesota 3, Nashville 2 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Nino Niederreiter scored 2:16 into overtime Thursday to bring Minnesota its second straight win, 3-2 over Nashville.

NHL: Colorado 5, Minnesota 4

DENVER, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Nathan MacKinnon scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal with 2:25 to play Thursday and Colorado held on for a hectic 5-4 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Anaheim 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Zach Parise chalked up a goal and two assists Tuesday to help the Minnesota Wild top Anaheim on the road 4-2.

Ryan Miller, Patrick Kane among U.S. Olympic hockey picks

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Goalie Ryan Miller, MVP of the 2010 silver medalists, and high-scoring Patrick Kane were among those selected to the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team Wednesday.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jason Pominville got the only goal of a shootout Tuesday and the Minnesota Wild rallied from a late deficit to end Vancouver's seven-game winning streak, 3-2.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Colorado 1 (SO)

DENVER, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu each scored during a shootout Saturday and the Minnesota Wild rallied late for a 2-1 victory over division rival Colorado.
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Zachary Justin Parise (born July 28, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey left winger and an alternate captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to turning pro, Parise played two seasons for the University of North Dakota, where he was twice nominated for the Hobey Baker Award given to the top men's collegiate hockey player. He played high school hockey for Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota. Parise was drafted by the Devils 17th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He turned pro after his sophomore season, and spent one year playing for the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Parise joined the Devils for the 2005–06 season. Parise's best NHL season was in 2008–09, when he was the league's third leading goal scorer (45) behind Jeff Carter with 46 and league leader Alexander Ovechkin with 56, while ranking fifth among all NHL players in points with 94.

Internationally, Parise has represented the United States at several different events. He helped the Americans win a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships, where he was named the Most Valuable Player, Best Forward and had a spot on the Tournament All-Star Team. Parise was an alternate captain for the American team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and scored the tying goal late in the gold medal game to send it to overtime. Parise and his teammates won a silver medal. After the tournament, Parise was named to the Tournament All-Star Team.

Parise's father, J.P. was a professional hockey player who played for Team Canada at the 1972 Summit Series. His brother Jordan is a professional hockey goalie.

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