Todd Bertuzzi’s shootout goal for Detroit clinched a 2-1 win Sunday over his old nemesis the Minnesota Wild, and goalie Jimmy Howard also gave the Red Wings a big hand in their fifth straight victory.
On the day Minnesota’s overtime race for governor ended, the losing candidate came off as relaxed, playfully ribbing reporters and daring them to try out his backyard hockey rink. The winner, Democrat Mark Dayton, struck an almost somber tone, cracking just a few smiles as he talked in stark terms.
Manu Ginobili scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to rally the San Antonio Spurs from 21 points down for their 12th straight victory, 113-109 in overtime over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Antti Miettinen scored at 3:36 of overtime and Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves Wednesday night, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Michael Beasley scored 33 points and hit the winning jumper with 2.3 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 113-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Ondrej Pavelec showed that he’s all the way back. The Atlanta Thrashers are also feeling a lot better, too. Pavelec won for the first time since collapsing early in the season opener, making 32 saves in the Thrashers’ 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Come October, the New York Yankees speed past the Minnesota Twins with ease.