(St. Paul, MN) — Jason Zucker scored the winning goal in overtime as the Wild edged the Blackhawks 4-3 in St. Paul. Ryan Suter’s shorthanded tally with 23 seconds left in regulation tied the game for the Wild, who improved to 1-1-and-1. Eric Staal and Zucker lit the lamp in the second period and Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves in the victory. The Wild host Carolina tomorrow.
(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State takes its perfect record on the road to Western Illinois tomorrow to battle the Leathernecks. The Bison are 5-and-0 on the season after last weekend’s 56-31 rout of Northern Iowa. Western Illinois sits at 2-and-3.
(Grand Forks, ND) — North Dakota meets Montana tomorrow afternoon at the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks come out of their bye week at 3-and-2. The Grizzlies sit at 4-and-2.
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Timberwolves battle the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee to wrap up the preseason. The Wolves are 1-and-3 in exhibition play after Sunday’s 125-107 loss to the Bucks in Ames. The regular season starts Wednesday in San Antonio versus the Spurs.
(Milwaukee, WI) — The National League Championship Series opens tonight as they Dodgers visit the Brewers for Game One in Milwaukee. Clayton Kershaw will get the start for Los Angeles, while Milwaukee sends Gio Gonzalez to the mound to begin the best-of-seven matchup. The Astros and Red Sox begin the American League Championship Series in Boston.
(East Rutherford, NJ) — Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes as the Eagles jolted the Giants 34-13 on Thursday Night Football at New York. Alshon Jeffery caught two TD’s for Philadelphia, which is back to .500 at 3-and-3. Rookie running back Saquon Barkley ripped off a 50-yard TD run and had 229 total yards of offense for the 1-and-5 Giants.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings try to win consecutive games for the first time this season when they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at US Bank Stadium. The Vikes snapped their two-game skid with a 23-21 victory last Sunday in Philadelphia. The 1-and-4 Cardinals are seeking their first victory in Minnesota since 1977 when they were the St. Louis Cardinals. They are 0-and-9 in that stretch.