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Dubnyk's excellence: Three stats that show his value to the Wild

Devan Dubnyk (40) made a save in the second period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - November 23, 2016, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets

It’s safe to say he’s been the Wild’s MVP through the first one-third of the season and a prime reason Minnesota is firmly in the playoff picture.

Wolves-Raptors tonight on TNT is one big reunion

Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins, center, laughs during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Andrew Wiggins' return to Toronto is just one of many connections with tonight's Wolves-Raptors game

Scores, schedules and stats

Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford watched from the bench against the Detroit Lions during a Thanksgiving Day loss.

State Fair chatter was all about the Vikings and the promising road ahead. By Thanksgiving, that kind of talk had evaporated faster than healthy bodies on the roster.

Looks like another quiet winter meeting for the Twins

So far, the new Twins management team has followed the path of their predecessors by not making a splash at baseball's winter meetings.

Getting healthy: Jacksonville could be the cure for Vikings

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) slides in front of Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

When it comes to the Vikings righting a 1-6 slide that has ruined a 5-0 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars could be the best medicine this side of a home game against Cleveland

Wild finishes 'long grind' of a road trip with gritty win in Toronto

Thanks to Devan Dubnyk's continued stellar play - he made 17 of 35 saves in the third period - the Wild tiptoed to victory over the Maple Leafs to end a grueling trip.

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer declined to get into details about his multiple surgeries to repair a detached retina, but did not appear concerned.

Molitor adjusts to 'collaboration' with new Twins bosses

How the relationship between Twins manager Paul Molitor and new Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey evolves will be worth watching in 2017.

'The original.' Harlan recalls his days as the voice of the Timberwolves

Now a fixture on national broadcasts, Kevin Harlan once upon a time made early Wolves games must-listen radio.

Peterson plans to play this season -- only if Vikings have shot at playoffs

Adrian Peterson, out since a Week 2 knee injury, wants to return later this month with the hope of leading the Vikings into the postseason. But he won't play 'for obvious reasons' if the team has been eliminated.

Holiday Bowl official: 'We actually felt like we got a steal with the Gophers'

Gophers running back Shannon Brooks took off on a 32-yard run aginst Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, where the home team put together an impressive 29-12 victory to improve to 8-3 this season.

Holiday Bowl committee member Rob Beathard explained what the event's organizers saw in taking the Gophers.

Winter meetings will end, but trade talks will continue

The final hours of the winter meetings should be interesting Thursday as teams try to strike deals. The Dodgers have done very little so far and have the assets to execute a deal for the Twins' Brian Dozier.

Ranked: The 10 craziest things about the 2016 Vikings (so far)

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner left talked with rookie quarter back Teddy Bridgewater during OTA practice at Winter Park 2014 in Eden Prairie,MN.

If you feel like three seasons worth of drama have already been crammed into 12 Vikings games so far in 2016, you’re not alone.

Twins get starter Justin Haley after Rule 5 draft

The Twins obtained Triple-A right-handed pitcher Justin Haley in a trade after first taking pitcher Miguel Diaz from the Milwaukee Brewers organization with the first pick in baseball's Rule 5 draft Thursday.

Boom! The winner of our Minnesota play-by-play announcer poll is ...

Prep wrestling 2016-17 season story lines

Could this be Shakopee's year?

Hartman: Wilf stresses Vikings season is not over yet

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf

Zygi Wilf is hopeful that his team can repeat the 4-0, playoff-clinching finish of 2012.


Wolves-Raptors tonight on TNT is one big reunion
On the Wolves

Andrew Wiggins' return to Toronto is just one of many connections with tonight's Wolves-Raptors game

Plenty of unsung heroes in Wild's trip-ending victory
Russo's Rants

Eric Staal scored the game-winner and Devan Dubnyk made 17 of his 35 saves in the third period as the Wild held on to beat Toronto, 3-2.


Adrian Peterson

Peterson plans to play this season -- only if Vikings have shot at playoffs

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries
Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say
Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, center, celebrates as the clock counts down final seconds of the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wild finishes 'long grind' of a road trip with gritty win in Toronto

Wild notes: Advanced stats reflect well on Niederreiter
Plenty of unsung heroes in Wild's trip-ending victory
Dubnyk's excellence: Three stats that show his value to the Wild

Vikings and Minnesota-Sports Facilities Authority officials, along with Gov. Mark Dayton, at the ceremonial ribbon cutting for U.S. Bank Stadium when it opened in July.

Dayton has 'expressed concern' about suite use at U.S. Bank Stadium

Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'
Stadium officials clear to name suite guests, says data privacy expert
Vikings threaten to sue over talk of soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium

Plenty of unsung heroes in Wild's trip-ending victory

Eric Staal scored the game-winner and Devan Dubnyk made 17 of his 35 saves in the third period as the Wild held on to beat Toronto, 3-2.


Parks lineup: Ski lessons, winter camping, animals in winter

Programs aplenty at William O'Brien, Fort Snelling, Afton state parks.


Hunt cottontails; they are easy to find and abundant

Hunting the rabbits is a popular sport elsewhere.


Winter camping offers untold treasures; here is how to do it right

Experts tackle sleep systems, staying dry, picking the right sites.


It's a sweep: No 1. Alabama cleans up on AP All-SEC team

No. 1 Alabama swept the awards on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team announced Thursday.