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This week in Minnesota sports history: In the 651st game in franchise history, the Wolves clinched their first playoff berth. It was the start of eight consecutive playoff appearances, but success didn't stick.
This week in Minnesota Sports: The White Sox and the Cubs came to town on April 7, 1917 for a weekend of exhibition baseball against the Minneapolis Millers and the St. Paul Saints.
The Lynx were scheduled to open the WNBA season on May 15. The league's draft is still on as scheduled for later this month.
This week in Minnesota sports history: The Fillies last game in the Women's Professional Basketball League, a 122-61 loss at San Francisco, was played 39 years ago this week.
This week in Minnesota sports: In front of 15,861 fans at the St. Paul Civic Center, Harvard beat Randy Skarda's Gophers 4-3 in overtime of the 1989 NCAA hockey national title game.
This week in Minnesota sports: In April 1968, the American Basketball Association teams with the best records faced off in the Eastern Conference finals: The Pittsburgh Pipers vs. the Minnesota Muskies
This Week in Minnesota Sports: Three days after his last game as a Gopher, Neal Broten was playing for the North Stars, another example of his charmed hockey life.
The shutdown is usually discussed in terms of pro teams and college athletes. But in many Minnesota homes, the focus is on youth players of all abilities and ages.
This week in Minnesota sports: Successive NCAA championships defined Verne Gagne, even after he entered pro ranks
This Week in Minnesota Sports: In 2013, the Gophers women's hockey team ended its season 41-0 and outscored its opponents 216-36. Players made it look easier than it was.