Carolina Hurricanes defeat Minnesota Wild, 4-3

HELSINKI, FINLAND — In case hopeful fans forgot the way a large chunk of last season went, the Wild used its season opener Thursday night to offer a perfectly crafted refresher just for old times' sake.

A solid start, one in which the Wild was on the puck and outskated and outmuscled the young Carolina Hurricanes, was derailed by careless penalties, sloppy defensive-zone play and the oh-so-familiar three-goal period, which could have been copyrighted by the Wild last se...