Minnesota Sports Briefs: Wild win shootout over BlackhawksMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota forward Devin Setoguchi scored in a shootout, while Josh Harding stopped three Chicago shootout attempts and the Wild won 2-1 last night in St. Paul.
ST. PAUL - -- Minnesota forward Devin Setoguchi scored in a shootout, while Josh Harding stopped three Chicago shootout attempts and the Wild won 2-1 last night in St. Paul.
Minnesota was playing in its franchise record fifth consecutive overtime game. The Wild won four of those OT games. Chicago's only goal came in the first period when Jamal Mayers found the net. Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck tied the game at 1-1 with just more than three-minutes left in the game. The Wild close out the season hosting the Coyotes tomorrow night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves were slated to practice yesterday, but head coach Rick Adelman chose to let his team rest instead. So, they will have a workout this morning at the Target Center before leaving for New Orleans for a game tomorrow night. The Wolves have lost four straight. Tomorrow's tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
The WNBA Minnesota Lynx announced they have slightly altered their schedule for the upcoming season. The home finale originally slated for September 16th against Indiana at the Target Center, but has been moved to September 17th. The champion Lynx begin defense of their WNBA title with a home game against Phoenix on May 20th.
University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill put his team through its eighth practice of the spring football period yesterday. He says he is happy with how the spring period has gone so far. Kill's Gophers will have a total of 15 practices, including the April 21st spring game at TCF Bank Stadium. The team will scrimmage there tomorrow. The Gophers were 3-9 last season.
Lee Westwood is alone atop the leaderboard after the first round of The Masters. Westwood carded a five-under 67 to grab a one-shot lead at Augusta National Golf Club. Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson are tied for second at four-under 68. A pack of six golfers are two shots off the pace at minus-three. Seeking his fifth Green Jacket but first since 2005, Tiger Woods is tied for 29th after opening with an even-par 72. Three-time winner Phil Mickelson is at two-over 74. Henrik Stenson was at five-under through 17 holes but shot an eight on the final hole to finish at one-under. Round Two is set for today.