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Minnesota Sports: Blackhawks stifle stumbling Wild

November 19, 2018

CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night.

Dominik Kahun added an empty-netter with 58.5 second left as the Blackhawks improved to 2-2-2 under coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6. Patrick Kane had two assists for Chicago, 2-0-1 in its last three games.

Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which lost its second straight game and for the third time in four games. The Wild controlled the game after Parise’s goal made it 2-1 midway through the second, but Crawford was sharp and preserved the lead.

Backup Alex Stalock stopped 25 shots for Minnesota as usual starter Devan Dubnyk got the night off in the second of back-to-back games.

Parise has six goals in his last nine games and has scored in two straight.

BLACKHAWKS 3, WILD 1

Minnesota 0 1 0 — 1

Chicago 2 0 1 — 3

First Period — 1, Chicago, Toews 10 (Kane, Jokiharju), 8:26 (pp). 2, Chicago, Saad 6 (Forsling, Fortin), 17:29.

Second Period — 3, Minnesota, Parise 9 (Dumba, Koivu), 7:56 (pp).

Third Period — 4, Chicago, Kahun 2 (Kane, Toews), 19:01.

Shots on Goal — Minnesota 11-15-14—40. Chicago 16-7-5—28.

Power-play opportunities — Minnesota 1 of 3; Chicago 1 of 3.

Goalies — Minnesota, Stalock 3-2-0 (27 shots-25 saves). Chicago, Crawford 5-6-1 (40-39).

A — 21,373 (19,717). T — 2:32

Sabres extend streak against Wild

ST. PAUL — Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and the Buffalo Sabres extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had his second career goal and added an assist for Buffalo, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to post its longest winning streak since 2012. Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves for the Sabres.

Matt Dumba scored for the third straight game for Minnesota, and Zach Parise add another goal, becoming the highest-scoring Minnesotan in NHL history. Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots for the Wild.

SABRES 3, WILD 2

Buffalo 1 0 2 — 3

Minnesota 2 0 0 — 2

First Period — 1, Minnesota, Parise 8, 4:00. 2, Minnesota, Dumba 8 (Niederreiter, Koivu), 7:45 (pp). 3, Buffalo, McCabe 2 (Okposo, Dahlin), 14:52.

Second Period — None.

Third Period — 4, Buffalo, Dahlin 2 (Eichel, Pominville), 12:58. 5, Buffalo, Pominville 9 (Eichel, McCabe), 18:30.

Shots on Goal — Buffalo 9-11-9—29. Minnesota 18-12-9—39.

Power-play opportunities — Buffalo 0 of 1; Minnesota 1 of 3.

Goalies — Buffalo, Ullmark 4-0-1 (39 shots-37 saves). Minnesota, Dubnyk 9-5-2 (29-26).

A — 18,947 (18,064). T — 2:21.

Gasol, Grizzlies have Wolves’ number

MINNEAPOLIS — Marc Gasol had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Mike Conley added 18 points and nine assists and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-87 on Sunday.

Gasol was 4 of 7 from 3-point range and Memphis hit 12 overall. The Grizzlies forced Minnesota into 20 turnovers and turned them into 19 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

GRIZZLIES 100, WOLVES 87

MEMPHIS (100)

Anderson 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson Jr. 6-10 0-0 13, Gasol 8-13 6-10 26, Conley 5-12 6-6 18, Temple 3-9 1-2 8, Casspi 1-4 3-5 6, Green 3-9 2-2 8, Rabb 0-1 0-0 0, Mack 5-10 0-0 12, M.Brooks 2-7 0-0 5, Selden 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-82 18-25 100.

MINNESOTA (87)

Covington 5-11 1-2 15, Gibson 1-5 3-4 5, Towns 6-10 2-2 15, Teague 1-9 0-0 2, Wiggins 6-18 1-2 14, Saric 4-10 2-2 14, Dieng 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Rose 6-11 4-4 18. Totals 31-79 13-16 87.

Memphis 17 30 28 25 — 100

Minnesota 20 23 19 25 — 87

3-Point Goals — Memphis 12-28 (Gasol 4-7, Mack 2-4, Conley 2-5, Casspi 1-2, Jackson Jr. 1-2, Temple 1-2, M.Brooks 1-4, Selden 0-1, Anderson 0-1), Minnesota 12-29 (Saric 4-7, Covington 4-8, Rose 2-4, Towns 1-1, Wiggins 1-4, Dieng 0-1, Teague 0-2, Jones 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Memphis 43 (Gasol 13), Minnesota 48 (Towns 20). Assists — Memphis 26 (Conley 8), Minnesota 20 (Wiggins, Teague, Jones 4). Total Fouls — Memphis 20, Minnesota 20. Technicals — Saric. A — 13,179 (19,356).

No. 25 Gophers ride Bello

MINNEAPOLIS — Taiye Bello had 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and a career-high 18 rebounds to help No. 25 Minnesota beat San Diego 53-48 on Saturday night.

Kenisha Bell added 21 points but made just 6 of 23 from the field and 9 of 17 from the free throw line. Jasmine Brunson scored all of her eight points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota (3-0).

Struggling ‘U’ men’s hockey team gets a win

MINNEAPOLIS — When you’re mired in a drought, it makes sense that someone from the desert can guide you out of it.

Nathan Burke, the first Gophers hockey player from Arizona, scored the first two goals of his collegiate career, helping Minnesota to a 3-0 non-conference win over St. Lawrence on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.

Burke, who came to the program from Scottsdale by way of a junior hockey stop in South Dakota, scored from close range in the first period and again in the second as the Gophers improved to 3-5-1.

Gophers dump Huskies twice

MINNEAPOLIS — Grace Zumwinkle and Amy Potomak led Minnesota with three points each and six different Gophers scored goals as the No. 2 Gophers women’s hockey team cruised to a 7-2 win over St. Cloud State in game two of this weekend’s WCHA series at Ridder Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota (11-2-1, 9-2-1-0 WCHA) erupted for four first-period goals, taking a 4-0 lead before the Huskies got on the board in the final minute of the opening period.

• Saturday, Minnesota edged the host Huskies 4-3 in overtime. Freshman Taylor Heise, a former Red Wing star, scored at 2 minutes, 57 seconds of the extra period before a crowd of 463 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The goal was the fourth of the season and second winner for Heise.

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