(Los Angeles, CA) — The Wild scored in every period as they beat the Kings 3-1 in LA. Nino Niederreiter, Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund tallied goals for Minnesota, which is 3-and-2 on its current seven-game road trip. The Wild visit the Anaheim Ducks tonight.
(Sacramento, CA) — The Timberwolves wrap up their five-game west coast road trip tonight in Sacramento against the Kings. Minnesota is winless so far after Wednesday’s 114-110 loss to the Lakers in LA. The Wolves sit at 4-and-8 overall.
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 328 yards and five touchdowns as the Steelers stomped the Panthers 52-21 on Thursday Night Football in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have won five in a row to lead the AFC North at 6-2-and-1. Carolina had won three straight, but slipped to 6-and-3.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are off this weekend with their bye week. Minnesota will visit the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears next Sunday. The Vikings sit at 5-3-and-1 on the season, a half-game behind the Bears in the division.
(Undated) — In college football tomorrow, top-ranked Alabama puts its 9-and-0 mark on the line hosting number-16 Mississippi State, number-two Clemson plays at 17th-ranked Boston College, fifth-ranked Georgia hosts 24th-ranked Auburn and number-10 Ohio State visits 18th-ranked Michigan State.
(Undated) — On the gridiron tomorrow, North Dakota State visits Missouri State and North Dakota hosts Portland State in its home finale. NDSU is 9-and-0 on the season and 6-and-0 in conference play. The Fighting Hawks are 5-and-4 and 3-and-3. The Golden Gopher host Purdue tomorrow at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota is 4-and-5 on the season and 1-and-5 in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers come in at 5-and-4 and 4-and-2.