Zach Parise LW MIN 3 Months

Zach Parise is happy that coach Mike Yeo received a three-year contract extension.

The Wild went 43-27-12 in the regular season, getting to the playoffs as a wild-card team. They ended up losing to the Blackhawks in the second round. "Very well-deserved," said Parise. "I think he did a really good job - [the entire coaching staff] all did a really good job - down the stretch for us, especially in the playoffs. I mean, we were really prepared. We knew exactly what to expect. We exploited weaknesses. It's a big chess game, the playoffs. I think they did a really good job making adjustments on the fly. It was real impressive."

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

The Wild got their money's worth from captain Zach Parise in these playoffs, as their prized free agent signing from 2012 played to his potential during Minnesota's playoff run.

Parise notched 14 points in the Wild's 13 game post-season, which ended after Patrick Kane buried Minnesota in overtime on Tuesday night. Parise and fellow free agent signing Ryan Suter brought the Wild to the first round of the playoffs last season after a four year absence from the post-season, then improved this season by knocking off the Colorado Avalanche in the first round, then playing a solid series versus the defending champion Blackhawks.

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

Zach Parise notched a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 4-0 win over Chicago on Tuesday night.

The Wild needed their big guns to step up to get them back into their second-round series against the Blackhawks and they did just that. Parise earned an assist on Mikael Granlund's first goal of the match and then he scored on the power play late in the third period. Parise had one goal and no helpers a year ago versus the Hawks in the postseason. He has 13 points, including three in Round 2, in 10 2014 playoff matches.

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

Simply put, Minnesota Wild stars Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter seem to have no solution for the Chicago Blackhawks in playoff competition.

Both Parise and Suter had matching -3 ratings in a 4-1 Game 2 loss while Koivu wasn't much better with a -2 mark. As strong a team as Chicago might be, it's difficult not to be disappointed with the lifeless work of these three highly paid players.

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

Zach Parise is tied for first in the NHL in playoff points with three goals and seven assists as he leads the Wild into a second round matchup with the rival Blackhawks for Game 1 on Friday night.

Parise's contributions earned the Wild their first post-season series victory since 2003, when Minnesota made a run to the Conference Finals. The Wild will hope to avenge a first round loss last-season to the eventual champion Blackhawks. Mikko Koivu is second on the team in points with six.

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

Zach Parise scored two goals and had a Stanley Cup Playoff career-high four points to lift the Wild to a 5-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round series.

Each of Parise's goals, including the game-winner with 6:29 to play in the third period, came off deflections from in front of the net. Parise has been fantastic in the playoffs so far with 10 points in six games. Jason Pominville also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Mikael Granlund and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild. Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter both assisted two goals in the victory.

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

Zach Parise netted a goal for Minnesota, which fell 4-3 in overtime against the Avalanche in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Parise has been a great player for the Wild in this series, despite this being his first goal. He now has six points in five games. Matt Moulson and Kyle Brodziak were the other players who lit the lamp for the Wild. Dany Heatley also had a solid game, playing 12:02 and chipping in with two assists.

Zach Parise LW MIN 4 Months

Zach Parise had an assist and seven shots in Minnesota's 1-0 win over Colorado in Game 3 on Monday night.

He hasn't scored a goal yet in the series, but he leads the team in points with four. Parise has been credited with 15 shots and he's had his chances to score, so it probably won't be long before he starts to get going.

Zach Parise LW MIN 5 Months

Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu picked up assists on Charlie Coyle's goal in a 1-0 win over Winnipeg on Monday night.

The trio has been together for five games and one period, while combining to score eight goals and 21 points over that span. Parise has pulled into a tie with Jason Pominville for the team scoring lead with 54 points in 64 matches this season.

Zach Parise LW MIN 5 Months

Zach Parise notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 victory against Los Angeles.

He has five goals and one assist in his past five matches. Parise leads the Wild with 28 goals this season and he's second on the club in points, with 51, in 61 contests.