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St. Paul Pioneer Press 45 mins ago
View from Colorado: Holy Angels' Erik Johnson saves Avalanche

View from Colorado: Holy Angels' Erik Johnson saves Avalanche

DENVER -- Just as Pepsi Center got weird in a trance of white pom-poms and noise, the hockey hero emerged from the bench to hug a teammate.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Wild gives Game 1 away to the Colorado Avalanche

The Wild blew a 4-2 third-period lead to lose Game 1 in overtime
Denver Post 7 hours ago
Prosser back on prowl here

Prosser back on prowl here

Nate Prosser's fine day would only have been better if the Minnesota Wild hadn't blown a two-goal lead in the third period before falling to the Avalanche 5-4 in overtime Thursday.
Home Ice | SI.com 7 hours ago

Avs stage late-game rally to take Game 1 from Wild in OT

By Jared Crozier Like most of the first round games early in this playoff season, offense was the big story as the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild combined for 9 goals in their series opener. Normally this would play into the favor of the up-tempo Avalanche, but they struggled at first, trailing 4-2 at the […]
Would Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton be a good fit coming home to play for the Gophers?

Would Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton be a good fit coming home to play for the Gophers?

There are 350 Division I basketball transfers out there so far right now looking to continue their careers elsewhere, but only one of them is from Minnesota and could be a good fit for coach Richard Pitino. Illinois State transfer and former Columbia Heights High School standout Zach Lofton has the potential to be a starting guard and top scorer wher... Read more..
St. Paul Pioneer Press 7 hours ago
Tom Powers: Wild falter, but they gave as good as they got

Tom Powers: Wild falter, but they gave as good as they got

DENVER -- Now this is more like the playoffs we remember.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Dozier kept taking pitches

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier says Sergio Santos kept throwing his slider, even though he couldn't keep it in the strike zone, during bizarre eight-walk inning.
Denver Post 8 hours ago
Paul Stastny OT goal gives Avs victory over Wild in Game 1

Paul Stastny OT goal gives Avs victory over Wild in Game 1

Paul Stastny tied the game with 13.4 seconds in regulation, then won it at 7:27 of overtime off an assist from Ryan O'Reilly.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Postgame(s): Twins are walking into history

Bizarre night continues a growing trend: Twins are becoming patient hitters
Denver Post 8 hours ago
Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov no stranger to Colorado Avalanche

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov no stranger to Colorado Avalanche

While the Avalanche hadn't faced Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov all season until Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday, some Avs personnel are familiar with him.
Gophers AD Norwood Teague on Pitino and the Tennessee job: “He’s not interested in that”

Gophers AD Norwood Teague on Pitino and the Tennessee job: “He’s not interested in that”

Gophers athletics director Norwood Teague went on the radio Thursday to address reports about men's basketball coach Richard Pitino being a top candidate for the Tennessee job. "If I were (Volunteers AD) Dave Hart, he would be on my short list, too, at Tennessee," Teague said on KFAN 100.3-FM. "We've got a rising up and comer to say the least.... Read more..
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago

Gophers women's basketball: Kelly Roysland won't remain as assistant coach

Gophers assistant and former player Kelly Roysland will not be remaining as a member of new women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings' staff, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
National Post 9 hours ago
Toronto Blue Jays collapse with eight-walk inning, get swept by Minnesota Twins in day-night doubleheader

Toronto Blue Jays collapse with eight-walk inning, get swept by Minnesota Twins in day-night doubleheader

Minnesota scored three straight runs on wild pitches by Sergio Santos in the eighth inning, when the Twins walked eight times off three relievers
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Souhan: Gibson looks like pitcher the Twins have been craving

The righthander was masterful against Toronto.

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