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Johansen scores in shootout, Predators beat Wild 3-2

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored in the fourth round of the shootout on Sunday night to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over Minnesota and stop the Wild's winning streak at five games. Filip Forsberg had the tying goal with 4:19 ...

Donato’s goal in OT gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Donato scored with 2:31 left in overtime to lead the Minnesota Wild past the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Donato, who has four points in three games since being acquired by the Wild in a trade with Boston, launched his shot ...

Mathis scores 18 to help Rutgers beat Minnesota 68-64

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Eight days ago, Geo Baker hit what looked like was going to be the winning 3-pointer in a major upset for Rutgers over No. 21 Iowa. Then Joe Wieskamp banked in an unbelievable 3 from the corner with less than a second to play to turn the game into a heartbreaking home ...

Wild end 5-game slide with 4-1 victory over the Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise and his newest teammate got the Minnesota Wild a much-needed win. Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Wild ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Ryan Donato, who was acquired in a trade with Boston on Wednesday, ...

Baldelli uncommitted to closer, with many options for 9th

By Dana Caldwell Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The normally gregarious Rocco Baldelli has been quite tight-lipped about his plans for the closer role, entering his first season as Minnesota’s manager. That’s the biggest unanswered question for the Twins in spring training. ...

Ex-Gophers coach Kill says successor Fleck ‘about himself’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he won't speak again to P.J. Fleck, saying the current Golden Gophers coach is too selfish. Kill spoke to Sirius XM radio Tuesday and said he thinks Fleck is "about himself" instead of the players . Kill said he's been particularly ...

Miller earns shutout as Ducks blank Wild, 4-0

By Tyler Mason Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his 44th career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 Tuesday night. Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler and Hampus Lindholm scored to help Anaheim get its third win in four ...

Blues post 3rd straight shutout, beat Wild for 10th straight

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The hottest team in the NHL keeps on winning — with a rookie goaltender helping to make history along the way. Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the St. Louis Blues posted their third straight shutout, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Sunday for their 10th ...

Nico Hischier scores in OT as Devils rally to beat Wild 5-4

By Mike Cook Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Friday night. Hischier, Marcus Johansson and Kyle Palmieri each had a ...

Toews, Greiss lead surging Islanders to 2-1 win over Wild

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Greiss made some big saves, rookie Devon Toews got a power-play goal right after Minnesota tied the score, and Anders Lee dived to block a shot with his head late in the game. The New York Islanders used a strong team effort to get another win. Toews scored the ...

Duda, Rosales invited by Twins to spring training

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to minor league contracts with first baseman Lucas Duda and journeyman infielder Adam Rosales. The Twins announced Saturday that Duda and Rosales had been invited to big league spring training. Duda hit a combined .241 with 14 home runs and ...

No. 9 Michigan State beats Minnesota 79-55, ends 3-game skid

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Magic Johnson was back at Michigan State, joining his teammates to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of winning the national championship. The Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers president had plenty of opportunities to flash his ...

Parise scores go-ahead goal, Wild snap 4-game losing streak

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Riding a four-game losing streak, playing without team captain Mikko Kiovu for the rest of the season because of a knee injury and seeing their grip on a wild-card playoff berth slipping, the Minnesota Wild needed players to step up in ...

Oilers extend Wild’s losing streak with 4-1 win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Darnell Nurse gave reeling Edmonton an early boost by scoring 2:15 into the first period, and the Oilers stopped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Thursday night over Minnesota that sent the Wild to their fourth straight loss. Ty Rattie, Leon Draisaitl and ...

Ross makes 6 3s, Magic beat Timberwolves 122-112

By Dick Scanlon Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play to help the Orlando Magic to a 122-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. Ross came off the bench to make six 3-pointers and 13-of-23 shots ...

Koivu injury further complicates trade deadline for Wild

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Their hold on a spot in the playoffs hardly firm, the Minnesota Wild’s streak of six straight postseason appearances took a hit when captain Mikko Koivu tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee. For the 35-year-old Koivu, who ...

Edwards scores 17 to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota 73-63

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards found his shot just in time. The Purdue guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the No. 17 Boilermakers to a 73-63 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. "Carsen needed the ball to go in, he needed to feel better about himself," ...

Minnesota knocks off Big 10 leader No. 17 Rutgers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell and Destiny Pitts both scored nine fourth-quarter points and Minnesota held off No. 17 Rutgers, the Big Ten leader, 60-46 on Sunday. Bell finished with 19 points, nine at the free-throw line, Pitts had 14, Brunson 13 and Taiye Bello had 11 points with a ...

Towns sinks Grizzlies, Wolves win in OT

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored all 16 of his points after halftime, including a buzzer-beating desperation shot in overtime to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Memphis Grizzlies 99-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis led twice during ...

Martin Perez, Twins finalize $4M, 1-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins and former Texas left-hander Martin Perez have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees $4 million, Minnesota’s first offseason acquisition for the rotation. Perez gets a $3.5 million salary this year, and the Twins have a $7.5 million option for 2020 with ...