K-Heart Sports – 02/12/23

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MINOT, ND – Our Redeemer’s won their first District 12 Girls Basketball Tournament championship by defeating South Prairie-Max, 50-32 on Saturday night. The Knights came out firing as they scored the first 12 points of the game. Maya Vibeto led the charge with 18 points in the first quarter, including four made 3’s. She would finish with 32 points and eight made 3’s. It was the Knights eighth championship appearance, while the Royals were in the title game for the first time in school history.
High School Girls Basketball
Class B
District 12 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
Region Qualifier
#3 Des Lacs-Burlington def. #8 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 51-41
#4 Surrey def. #7 Berthold, 47-34
#2 Our Redeemer’s def. #1 South Prairie-Max, 50-32

All District 12 Team
Berthold – Mya Neshem
Bishop Ryan – Magee Rovig
Des Lacs-Burlington – Kaylee Werner, Logan Ystaas
Glenburn – Emma Jones
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood – Jamie Thompson
Our Redeemer’s – Elise Altringer, Aubrey Griedl, Maya Vibeto
South Prairie-Max – Scotti Beck, Azjiah Trader
Surrey – Mia Aberle
Co-Senior Athlete Of The Year
Maggie Rovig – Bishop Ryan
Elise Altringer – Our Redeemer’s
Coach Of The Year
Hart Andes – Our Redeemer’s


District 11 Tournament – Rugby High School
Region Qualifier
#3 TGU def. #4 Westhope-Newburg, 76-68
#6 Nedrose def. #5 Drake-Anamoose, 53-31
#1 Rugby def. #2 Bottineau, 63-37
District 15 Tournament – Williston State College
Region Qualifier
#3 Mandaree def. #5 North Shore-Plaza, 51-36
#4 Trenton def. #7 Alexander, 57-32
#1 Parshall def. #2 New Town, 45-38
District 16 Tournament – Stanley High School
Region Qualifier
#4 Powers Lake-Burke Central def. #6 Ray, 58-29
#3 Stanley def. #5 Divide County, 53-41
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells def. #2 Tioga, 60-47
MINOT, ND – Other scores from Saturday.
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, 73-65
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, 85-81
Class B
#9 Bowman County def. #7 Beulah, 70-55
Garrison def. New Town, 75-45
TGU def. South Prairie, 63-51
Central McLean def. Solen, 62-41
Standing Rock def. Washburn, 77-74
Haen def. Beach, 65-60
High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Mandan, 4-1
Dickinson def. Williston, 2-0
Jamestwon def. Bismarck High, 6-1
High School Girls Hockey
West Fargo def. Minot High, 3-0
Fargo Davies def. Dickinson, 2-0
Fargo North-South def. Williston, 4-2
High School Girls Gymnastics
Bismarck Public Schools Meet
1. Bismarck Century, 140.225
2. Bismarck Legacy, 135.525
3. Bismarck High, 95.075
All-Around: Alyson Krug of Bismarck High, 35.800
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Mandan Invite
1. Minot High, 572
T2. Bismarck High, 403
T2. Bismarck Century, 403
4. Williston, 374
5. Bismarck Legacy, 263
6. Mandan, 198
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
West Region Tournament – Williston High School
1. Bismarck High, 216.5
2. Williston, 180.5
3. Minot, 177.0
4. Jamestown, 168.0
5. Bismarck Century, 159.5
6. Bismarck Legacy, 153.5
7. Dickinson, 114.5
8. Bismarck St Mary`s, 111.5
9. Mandan, 64.5
10. Turtle Mountain, 61.5
11. Watford City, 31.0
Class B
Region 3 Tournament – Kenmare High School
1. Velva, 180.0
2. Northern Lights, 177.5
3. Kenmare-Bowbells, 177.0
4. Bishop Ryan, 131.0
5. Des Lacs-Burlington, 129.0
6. Williams County, 124.5
7. Stanley, 106.0
8. MonDak, 84.5
9. Rugby, 49.0
Region 4 Tournament – Beulah High School
1. New Salem-Almont, 245.0
2. Killdeer, 204.0
3. Hettinger-Scranton, 161.0
4. Beulah-Hazen, 145.0
5. Bowman County-Beach, 108.0
6. Standing Rock, 48.0
7. Alexander, 42.0
8. New Town-Parshall, 29.0
9. White Shield, 0.0
College Mens Basketball
Minnesota-Duluth def. Minot State, 71-63
North Dakota def. Omaha, 76-73 OT
North Dakota State def. Denver, 78-70
College Womens Basketball
Minnesota-Duluth def. Minot State, 63-41
North Dakokta def. Omaha, 79-61
Denver def. North Dakota State, 83-71
College Baseball
Minot State def. Emporia State, 3-1
Minot State def. Emporia State, 11-1
College Womens Softball
Lubbock Sports College Tournament – Lubbock, TX
Adams State University def. Minot State, 5-3
Texas Permian Basin def. Minot State, 8-5
College Womens Hockey
Minot State def. Lindenwood University, 4-1
College Mens Hockey
Denver def. North Dakota, 5-2
College Mens Wrestling
St. Cloud State def. Minot State, 24-12
NAHL Hockey
Aberdeen Wings def. Minot Minotauros, 4-3
St. Cloud Norsemen def. Bismarck Bobcats, 4-3
DULUTH, MN (MSU) – Khari Broadway scored 20 points and Connor Hollenbeck had 18 more, but the Beavers fell to the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 71-63 on the road Saturday. The Beavers brought a tight offense in the first half of the game, but failed to hold the lead as the clock trickled down in the second half. At the top of the score board was Broadway who led the Beavers (10-14, 7-13) with 20 points, followed by Hollenback with 18 points, and Jaxon Gunville with eight points from the bench.
After jumping out to a 16-14 advantage, Minot State went on a 9-0 run with 9:20 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Cam’ron Dunfee, to increase its lead to 25-14. The Beavers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 36-32 advantage. Coming into the second half, the Beavers lost rebound advantage. Minnesota-Duluth then proceeded to take a 57-56 lead before Minot State went on a 5-0 run to seize a 61-57 lead with 5:42 to go in the contest. Minnesota-Duluth re-asserted control, outscoring the Beavers 14-2 the rest of the way to hand Minot State the 71-63 loss. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for seven of its 27 total points. The men will return home to play their final home game for the season, February 16 at 5:30 p.m.
DULUTH, MN (MSU) – Natasha Elliott and Kate Head combined to score 31 total points – 75.6 percent of Minot State’s points – but the Beavers fell to the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 63-41 on the road Saturday. Led by Emily Srejma’s three offensive rebounds, Minot State did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 14 boards that resulted in six second chance points.Elliott with 20 points, six rebounds and two steals and Head with 11 points led the Bavers (11-15, 7-13) in double figures, with Emma Mogen adding six points and two steals.
After falling behind 13-6, Minot State went on a 5-0 run with 3:20 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Elliott, to narrow its deficit to 13-11. The Beavers deficit remained the same as they entered the second quarter trailing 15-13. Minnesota-Duluth kept adding to that lead, building a 17-13 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, highlighted by a three from Elliott, to take an 18-17 lead. The Bulldogs then came roaring back to take a 27-22 lead heading into halftime. Minot State’s deficit continued to grow after halftime, and the Beavers faced a 42-34 disadvantage heading to the fourth quarter. Minot State knocked down three three-pointers in the quarter to score nine of its 12 total points. Minot State however could not pull any closer in the fourth, losing by a final of 63-41. Minot State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring four of its seven points in the paint.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Senior Day went wonderfully for the second-ranked Minot State Beavers. Senior goalie Jordan Ivanco made 24 saves to lead the way while Krissy Rink scored 54 seconds into the action, providing a nice spark for Minot State which picked up a 4-1 win over visiting Lindenwood in the home finale for the Beavers. Minot State (20-8-1 overall) wraps up the regular season next weekend playing at Midland (Neb.). Off to a fast start, the Beavers lead disappeared midway through the first, but Anna German’s first of two in the game with 6:22 gone in the second period broke the 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winner. Senior Megan Norris then made it 3-1 with 4:49 left in the second, and German iced the win with a final goal with 5:06 gone in the third. Senior Ensley Fendelet added an assist in the win for Minot State, which celebrated the careers of seniors Alisha O’Hara, Jordan Kulbida, Denali Sigurdson, Sydney Spicer, Ivanco, Fendelet, and Norris.
ST. GEORGE, Kan. (MSU) – Tough pitching and the long ball powered the Minot State baseball team to a sweep of host Emporia State on Saturday, keeping new head coach Sam Boisner undefeated, as well. Minot State (3-0 overall) pitchers combined to strike out 17 batters in the two games and the Beavers hit five home runs, including two by Javier Gutierrez as Minot State won 3-1 and 11-1. The two teams wrap up their four-game series today with a final game at Noon.
GAME 1 | Minot State 3, Emporia State 1
The Minot State Beavers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never surrendered the advantage on the way to a 3-1 victory over the Emporia State Hornets on Saturday. Junior Craig Schmich (1-0) got the win for Minot State. The right-hander went six innings, giving up one run on two hits, allowing three walks and striking out seven. Junior Austin Loeb also pitched well, going one shutout inning without allowing a hit, walking none and striking out two. Senior Derek Kay led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 2-for-3 in the ballgame with a walk and two RBI. Junior Gunnar Kozlowitz put together a noteworthy day at the plate as well, going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Junior Shane Kary also contributed, going 1-for-2 for Minot State with two walks.
The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting two runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Kay drove in two runs for Minot State with a single that scored junior Brent Riddle and junior Javier Gutierrez. The Beavers then held the Hornets scoreless before expanding their lead in the fifth inning. Minot State scored once on an RBI single off the bat of Kozlowitz, which brought the Beavers lead to 3-0. Emporia State put one run on the scoreboard before the game was over, but Minot State still held on for the 3-1 win.
GAME 2 | Minot State 11, Emporia State 1
Junior Javier Gutierrez put together a stellar showing at the plate Saturday, hitting two homers to help lead the Minot State Beavers past the Emporia State Hornets 11-1. Senior Bryant Bagshaw (1-0) started on the mound and picked up the win for Minot State. The right-hander went six shutout innings while giving up two hits, allowing two walks and striking out five. Junior Cameron Bagshaw also made an impact on the mound for the Beavers, throwing one shutout inning while allowing one hit, with no walks and one strikeout. Gutierrez went 2-for-4 at the plate, supplementing his two home runs with three RBIs. Junior Gunnar Kozlowitz added to Gutierrez’s awesome power-hitting performance by going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Junior Brent Riddle also helped out for the Beavers, going 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
The Beavers got on the scoreboard first, starting in the fourth inning. Gutierrez put Minot State on the board with a one-out solo home run off sophomore Cade Barton. The Hornets failed to push any runs across before the Beavers offense got back to their scoring ways the next inning. The Minot State offense exploded for four runs, highlighted by a two-run home run off the bat of Gutierrez, which brought the score to 5-0 in favor of the Beavers. Minot State kept Emporia State without a run before building their lead to 8-0 in the seventh inning. The Beavers scored three times, with a showing that included back-to-back homers from Kozlowitz and senior Derek Kay. Minot State kept the Hornets scoreless before their offense got in gear the next inning. The inning resulted in three runs for the Beavers, all of them scoring on a three-run homer from Riddle to left, bringing the score to 11-0 in favor of Minot State. Emporia State put one run on the scoreboard before the game was over, but the Beavers still coasted to the 11-1 win.
LUBBOCK, Texas (MSU) – The Minot State softball team came up short twice on Saturday, despite grabbing early leads, as Adams State rallied late for a 5-3 win and Texas Permian Basin erased a 2-0 deficit and topped the Beavers 8-5 in the Lubbock Sports College Tournament hosted by Lubbock Christian. Minot State wraps up the five-game tournament today playing host and No. 22-ranked Lubbock Christian.
Texas Permian Basin 8, Minot State 5
Freshman Calley Olson had a strong performance in the circle on Saturday, fanning nine Texas-Permian Basin hitters over six innings of work, but it was not enough as the Minot State Beavers fell to the Falcons 8-5. In addition to her nine strikeouts, Olson (2-1) tossed six innings, giving up eight runs, five earned, on eight hits and walking four for Minot State (5-3 overall). Offensively, the Beavers were led by junior Brooklyn Morrison, who went 3-for-4 on the day with a home run and two RBI. Junior Izzy Penner furnished a standout performance at the plate as well, going 1-for-2 with an RBI. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Minot State scored twice, with one run coming across on Penner’s single. The Falcons then rallied to score seven runs and take a 7-2 lead before the Beavers got back on the board in the fifth. Minot State scored twice on Morrison’s two-run homer, which brought the score to 7-4 in favor of the Falcons. Minot State kept the Falcons off the board before narrowing the gap to 7-5 in the sixth. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as Texas-Permian Basin added one run to their tally on the way to an 8-5 final.
Adams State 5, Minot State 3
The Minot State Beavers took a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning, but could not hang on and fell 5-3 to the Adams State Grizzlies on Saturday. Freshman Kierra Fournier (1-1) got the ball to start for Minot State and took the loss. Senior Leo Watson led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 2-for-3 in the ballgame with a home run and two RBI. Sophomore Hannah Murray provided a noteworthy performance at the dish as well, with two walks and an RBI. Freshman Paige Kellogg also chipped in, going 1-for-3 for Minot State with a double. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with one run in the bottom of the first inning. Watson came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State and get them on the board. The Grizzlies failed to push any runs across before the Beavers built on their lead in the third inning. Minot State scored twice on Watson’s two-run homer, which brought the score to 3-0 in favor of the Beavers. The Beavers were unable to hold the lead, as Adams State scored five times in the final two innings to grab the 5-3 win.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers celebrated their seniors on Saturday, and while the visiting Huskies did steal a bit of the day’s luster, Minot State enjoyed the efforts on the mat and the Senior Day honors. Battling hard, the Beavers got a forfeit win from senior Oscar Nellis and a decision victory each from Cayden White and Jake Swirple as Minot State put in a strong showing against fifth-ranked St. Cloud State in the team’s NSIC dual, but fell 24-12 to the Huskies. Part of a day honored the Beavers six seniors: Nellis, Nathan Baca, Austin Frantzich, Joey Lopez, Alex Sandoval, Jr., and Dustin Swisher.
Nellis picked up a victory on senior day by forfeit in his 125-pound match. That turned out to be the final match of the dual and closed the scoring at 24-12. His win capped a late charge by the Beavers (8-9 duals, 3-6 NSIC), who fell behind 21-0 on the scoreboard before White’s 8-4 decision at 184 pounds began to close the gap. Swisher they battled at 197 pounds, trying to add a win on senior day for Minot State, only to come up just short falling 6-4 to Dom Murphy. Swirple then gutted out a 2-0 decision at heavyweight for the Beavers other victory on the day. The Beavers other seniors, Baca and Frantzich, also battled hard on the mats looking for a win on Senior Day but Baca came up short 5-0 in his 157-pound match against Blake Legred, and Frantzich lost a 12-2 major decision at 165 pounds to Jimmy Pierandozzi. Lopez and Sandoval did not wrestle on Saturday.
With the regular season done for the Beavers, Minot State now gets two weeks off to prepare for the NCAA Super Region V Tournament hosted by Northern State on Saturday, Feb. 25.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (MSU) – After a strong day in Minnesota on Friday, the Minot State track and field teams returned to action at the power-packed South Dakota State Indoor Classic on Saturday and turned in a couple more top times as the Beavers prepare for the NSIC Championships later this month. Francis Short Bull and Grayson Bonilla led the way with top performances in the 400 meters and the 5,000 meters for the Minot State men, while Chase Snyder and Juan Gutierrez added top-10 finishes at the meet, as well. Short Bull ran the fastest time of the season by a Beaver in the men’s 400, finishing 22nd overall in 50.19 seconds on Saturday. That also vaulted Short Bull up the NSIC standings to No. 13 in the event this winter. As for Bonilla, he clocked the fastest time this season for Minot State in the 5,000 meters finishing 66th in 16 minutes, 5.91 seconds on Saturday. While they turned in top times, adding a top finish was Snyder, who last week broke the NCAA Division II school record in the shot put. Snyder was seventh in the event at the SDSU Indoor Classic with a throw of 50 feet, 11.5 inches this Saturday. And Gutierrez was 10th in the men’s 600 meters in 1:23.82 on Saturday.
For the Minot State women, Nicole Reeves ran her best mile time of 5:22.89, good for 44th and the second-best effort this winter by a Beaver woman, right behind Sidra Sadowsky. And Jessica Martinez clocked the second-fastest Minot State 3,000 this winter, a personal-best for her as she finished 33rd at the SDSU Indoor Classic, putting her right behind teammate Emery Smith in the event. With the season winding down and the NSIC Championships, hosted by Minnesota State, Mankato on Feb. 24-25, quickly approaching, the Beavers get one more tune-up as they compete at the Marauder Tune-up next Saturday hosted by the University of Mary.
DENVER, Colo. (UND) – No. 4 Denver scored a trio of power play goals, all coming on a pair of major man advantages, to complete the weekend sweep over North Dakota with a 5-2 win on Saturday night from Magness Arena in Denver, Colo. Despite a great performance from Drew DeRidder in net that saw the fifth year make 32 saves, the Pioneers (23-7-0, 14-4-0 NCHC) took advantage of some penalty trouble by the Fighting Hawks (12-13-4, 6-10-2 NCHC) to capture their fourth straight win over NoDak.
It was a bit of a choppy start for both teams in the early going, with icings dictating most of the stoppages through the opening half of the first period. That changed mightily in the final 10 minutes of the stanza, with the teams combining for 29 penalty minutes, including a major penalty and game misconduct to Gavin Hain. Denver capitalized just five seconds into the major, as Carter King tipped home a shot to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead. DeRidder and his penalty killers were stout for the remainder of the kill, however, stopping multiple grade-A chances to keep the deficit at just one after 20 minutes of play. Penalties again dominated the second period and Denver took full advantage to extend its lead to 3-0. Following a major penalty and game misconduct on Tyler Kleven, the Pios converted twice in the final half of the power play to carry a three-goal lead into the locker room after 40 minutes. North Dakota didn’t go quietly over the final 20 minutes, striking just 1:43 in the third on a goal by Mark Senden to get the visitors on the board and cut the lead to 3-1. The Fighting Hawks had a trio of chances on the power play over the next 10 minutes but couldn’t cash in on the opportunities before Denver increased its lead to 4-1 with just over eight minutes to play in the contest. Jackson Blake showed why he is one of the top rookies in college hockey, showing great patience to wait out the defense and the goaltender on a breakaway out of the penalty box to cut the lead to 4-2 with his 13th goal of the season. Denver closed out victory with a late goal in the final moments to complete the 5-2 victory.
North Dakota returns to action next weekend for a home series against St. Cloud State beginning on Friday night from Ralph Engelstad Arena at 7:07 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team picked up their third straight win Saturday afternoon defeating Omaha 76-73 in overtime. It is the second three game winning streak of the season for the Hawks and the first three game winning streak in Summit League play since the 2018-19 season. This was a back-and-forth game with 20 lead changes and 13 ties. Matt Norman led the Hawks with 21 points—his 11th straight game scoring in double figures. Tsotne Tsartsize scored 17 and finished one rebound short of a double-double with nine boards. Jalun Trent picked up his first double-double in a Hawks uniform as he led the team with 13 rebounds and 12 points. Brady Danielson scored 15 points and tied with Tsartsidze with three assists (which led the team). North Dakota will head back on the road next week as they go to Tulsa to take on Oral Roberts Thursday and then go to Kansas City on Saturday to take on the Roos.
OMAHA, NEB. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks (15-9, 8-6 SL) complete the season sweep of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (12-14, 7-8 SL) Mavericks, 79-61. North Dakota came out hot for the second game in a row to its highest scoring first half of the season (51). The second half was a defensive battle, UND would hold Omaha to 41 points to snuff out the comeback attempt. Kacie Borowicz led with 24 points, four assists and three steals. Maggie Manson had 12 pts and shot 4-5 from the arc. Juliet Gordon led with seven rebounds and put up nine points. The Hawks came out on fire in the first half on both sides of the ball. The first quarter UND would go on 11-1 run for the first 6 minutes and 29 seconds. The strong finish of the first quarter gave the Fighting Hawks the momentum headed into the second quarter. NoDak would drop another 30 points in the second, shooting 76.9% from the floor. They scored 51 points while holding Omaha to 20. NoDak took a 31-point lead into the locker room. NoDak slowed the game down in the second half, worked to protect the lead. Omaha would work to try and chip away at the 31-point deficit. UNO would hold UND to only 28 points in the second half. The Hawk’s defensive effort would not allow for the Mavs to close the gap down to 14. North Dakota will continue Summit League play on Thursday, taking on Oral Roberts at 7 PM.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Junior Boden Skunberg poured in a career-high 30 points to lift the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to a 78-70 victory over Denver on Saturday afternoon inside the Scheels Center. NDSU improved to 8-6 in Summit League play, climbing to third in the league standings. Skunberg drained 6-of-10 from beyond the arc on his way to a career-high 30 points, and he added seven rebounds. NDSU junior Grant Nelson nearly posted a triple-double, finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 8 assists. Freshman Damari Wheeler-Thomas scored 13 for NDSU. Denver led 56-55 with 7:00 remaining before Skunberg and Nelson made threes to spark an 8-0 Bison run that gave NDSU the lead for good. The Bison pushed the advantage to 10 points with just under two minutes left. The Bison hit 10-of-21 from three-point range for 48 percent. The victory was the 170th for NDSU head coach David Richman, moving him past B.C. Bentson for second on the school’s all-time win list. It was NDSU’s 11th straight victory in the series with Denver. The Bison will travel to play Kansas City (Feb. 16) and Oral Roberts (Feb. 18) on the road next week.
DENVER (NDSU) – Four Bison reached double digits in scoring as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team came up short at Denver, 83-71, on Saturday afternoon Hamilton Gymnasium. Heaven Hamling led the way for the Bison (14-10, 8-6 Summit) with a team-high 14 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Abby Graham added 12 points with five rebounds, while Elle Evans contributed 10 points with three rebounds. Kristina Ekofo Yomane netted a season-high 10 points with a team-best six rebounds to round out the top performers. As a team, NDSU shot 37.1 percent (23-62) from the field with nine different players reaching the scoring column. The Bison also tallied 32 points in the paint and the bench added in 30 points. Denver (11-15, 7-8 Summit) got off to a fast start with an 11-2 run in the first quarter. The Pioneers then pushed their advantage to 39-32 at the intermission. The Bison fought back in the second half cutting the deficit down to 73-70 with 2:33 to play in the fourth quarter after Emily Behnke netted a pair of free throws. However, the Pioneers closed the game on a 10-1 run hitting eight free throws on 10 attempts to seal the 83-71 victory. NDSU will be back in action hosting Kansas City on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.­
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UND) – Senior Jacob Rodin set a school record to headline the performances of the North Dakota State men’s track & field team at a pair of meets on Saturday. At the Music City Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt, Rodin lowered his NDSU indoor 800m record for the second week in a row, running 1:48.21 for fourth place in Nashville.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello and Frederick Gaudreau scored in a shootout and the struggling Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the red-hot New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday night. Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Hartman scored in regulation and Filip Gustavsson stopped 27 shots for the Wild, which ended a three-game slide. Tomas Tatar had a pair of goals for the Devils, whose three-game winning streak ended, but New Jersey is 10-1-2 in its last 13 games. Vitek Vanecek had 22 saves. Minnesota is 5-2 in shootouts. The Wild host Florida on Monday night.

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