The Minnesota lost 3-1 at home against Colorado last night but remain just 1 point back of Arizona for the last wildcard spot in the Western Conference with 8 games remaining. Arizona has 9 games left.
The Minnesota Wild missed an opportunity to retake the 2nd wildcard spot in the Western Conference after falling at home to Colorado 3-1 Tuesday night. Zach Parise scored the lone Minnesota goal on a power play in the 2nd period and Devan Dubnyk had 35 saves.
The Timberwolves lost 117-107 at Target Center against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Wolves with 26 points and 21 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins had 20 points and Josh Okogie added 19.
Twins' center fielder Byron Buxton is batting .400 and stole 2 bases yesterday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me today on WJON. He suggested that Buxton start the year hitting 9th to take the pressure off and give him a chance to be a 2nd lead-off man.
The Brett Larson Show airs every Monday night during the St. Cloud State hockey season on The River 96.7 FM. The show, which airs live from the Green Mill in downtown St. Cloud, is hosted by the voice of the Huskies, Jim Erickson.
The St. Cloud Area Slapshots adapted floor hockey team captured their second consecutive state championship with a pair of wins Saturday in Bloomington. Head coach Mike Bakken joined WJON's "Hang Up and Listen" Monday afternoon.
The Gophers received a bid to the NCAA tournament Sunday night when the pairings were announced and will play Louisville in the first round Thursday at 11:15, pregame on AM 1390-Granite City Sports at 10:45 a.m.