Blackhawks top Wild 2-1 in OT to advance

Erik Haula scored and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots for the Wild, who pushed a frenetic pace for much of the night but missed prime chances to score.

Down 2-0 to Avs, Wild hope to redirect momentum

In losing twice to the Avalanche, the Wild found themselves flat-footed at the wrong times and letting their young, potent opponent dictate the pace and flow.

Wild recall Eau Claire native Jake Dowell

The Minnesota Wild recalled forward Jake Dowell from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. Dowell is a native of Eau Claire, Wis.