Zach Parise scored the game's only goal in the first period, assisted by Thomas Vanek, and Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves to earn the shutout. It was Dubnyk's second shutout since joining the Wild and 11th of his career.
A certain former forward will be making his way back to Minneapolis for the first time in a long time, along with Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and the rest of the Cavaliers. Fans have been very excited to see this former fan favorite return to town... Do you have a guess who it is? Watch the video to find out...
With a win tonight, the Wild would be just five points out of a playoff spot. With a loss they would be out by nine. With a few teams to jump in the standings it's still a bit of a longshot for Minnesota to make the playoffs, but a win Thursday would certainly give them a big confidence boost.
The ROCORI Spartans will look to get revenge for a mid-December loss in Cold Spring when they take on the Tigers at Tech High School Thursday night on WJON. Since ROCORI lost to Tech back on December 12th, the Spartans are 12-1. ROCORI boasts a 14-4 record this season, including an 8-2 mark in the Central Lakes Conference. The Spartans were just 4-23 last season.
Thursday's guests included SCSU basketball coach Matt Reimer (Hour One), SCSU hockey captain Nick Oliver (Hour Two), St. Cloud Times sportswriter Tom Elliott (Hour Three), and SCSU baseball coach Pat Dolan.
Kevin Martin scored 21 points in 29 minutes of play in his first game back for the Wolves following wrist surgery in November. Six other Wolves scored in double figures including Gorgui Djeng, who scored 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds
Granite City Sports airs Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM on AM 1390 KXSS with Jay Caldwell, John Holler, Dave Overlund and Lee Voss. Tuesday's guests included Kevin Falness from the Minnesota Wild, Bob Motzko of SCSU hockey and John Focke from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Alexandria maintained a stranglehold in Section 6A by defeating St. Cloud Tech 4-1, while Apollo fell 2-0 at home to Fergus Falls. The Otters jump ahead of St. Cloud Apollo in 6A with the win, holding second place by .7 QRF points. Sartell remains in fourth place in the section, followed by Cathedral. The Crusaders were shut out 3-0 at Little Falls Tuesday night.
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