(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild trailed 3-0 early in the second period as they lost 5-2 to the Capitals at The X. Mikko Koivu and Matt Dumba scored for Minnesota, which saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. Devan Dubnyk allowed all five goals on 33 shots in defeat. The Wild host Vancouver tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves continue their five-game homestand tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Target Center. Minnesota opened the stand with a 120-113 win over Brooklyn on Monday. That snapped a five-game skid for the Wolves, who sit at 5-and-9 on the season. The Pelicans enter the tilt 7-and-6.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are busy getting ready for the NFC North-leading Bears. Minnesota visits Chicago for Sunday Night Football with first place in the division on the line. The Vikes sit at 5-3-and-1, while the Bears are atop the NFC North at 6-and-3. The teams will also meet in Week 17 at US Bank Stadium.
(Undated) — In college hoops action tonight, North Dakota is on the road to clash with second-ranked Kentucky. The Fighting Hawks are 2-and-0 on the season after Saturday’s 63-60 win at Milwaukee. North Dakota State travels to the Bahamas for the Island of Bahamas Showcase. The 1-and-1 Bison will open up against Miami-Ohio on Friday.
(Vancouver, British Columbia) — The Golden Gophers’ men’s basketball team is headed north of the border this weekend for the Vancouver Showcase. Minnesota will take on Texas A&M on Sunday in its first game. The 2-and-0 Gophers will also play Santa Clara on Tuesday, and Washington next Wednesday.
(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota are preparing for their final football games of the regular season this Saturday. The Bison look to remain unbeaten when they host Southern Illinois. NDSU is 10-and-0 including 7-and-0 in conference play. UND closes out the year at Northern Arizona. The Fighting Hawks are 6-and-4 and 4-and-3.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota football team is preparing to host 22nd-ranked Northwestern in the home finale on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Golden Gophers sit at 5-and-5 on the season and 2-and-5 in Big Ten play after beating Purdue 41-10 this past Saturday. The Wildcats are 6-and-4 and 6-and-1.