The Minnesota Wild open the home portion of the 2018-19 on Oct. 6 against the defending Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights. Six games on home ice follow later in the month, highlighted by Thursday night contests against the Chicago Blackhawks (Oct. 11) and Los Angeles Kings (Oct. 25) and Saturday night games versus the Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 13), Tampa Bay Lightning (Oct. 20) and Colorado Avalanche (Oct. 27).
Following seven consecutive games on the road to close out the month and open November, the Wild play six of seven on home ice, including the lone trip to Minnesota for the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Nov. 13 and the first of three trips to Xcel Energy Center by the Winnipeg Jets (Nov. 23).
A game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (Dec. 1) opens the month of December while Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Dec. 31) come to town for a matchup on New Year’s Eve.
Winnipeg returns for a second time to St. Paul (Jan. 10), a game that begins a stretch of five of six games on home ice for the Wild. The Detroit Red Wings (Jan. 12) visit two nights later, followed by Los Angeles (Jan. 15), the Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 17) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 19).
February’s home docket includes a rematch against Chicago (Feb. 2), Connor McDavid’s lone trip to St. Paul with the Edmonton Oilers (Feb. 7), as well as games against the Central Division rival St. Louis Blues on back-to-back Sundays (Feb. 17 and 24).
A five-game homestand through mid-March features games against the San Jose Sharks (Mar. 11), Dallas Stars (Mar. 14) as well as both New York teams, first against the Rangers (Mar. 16) before a contest against the Islanders the following night.
The Nashville Predators (Mar. 25), Jets (Apr. 2) and Boston Bruins (Apr. 4) round out the Wild’s home schedule.
Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center
The Wild, founded in 2000, play at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference, along with the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, and Winnipeg Jets. Minnesota has qualified for the Playoffs in each of the past six seasons, and they set records for points, wins, and goals in the 2016-17 season.
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