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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, right, leaves the ice after getting injured on a hit by Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series.

Avalanche, Wild Brace for Absence of Barrie, Cooke in Game 4

Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been suspended for seven games by the NHL for a knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. Cooke was at the league office in New York on Wednesday for a hearing about the incident, and his punishment was announced about eight hours later...

  • The Gophers men's hockey team celebrates after beating North Dakota 2-1 in the Frozen Four semifinal April 10. Gophers Hockey Buzzer-Beater Named NCAA's Top Play

    Justin Holl's game-winning, shorthanded goal in the final seconds of the Frozen Four hockey tournament earlier this month has been named the top play in the NCAA this season. The incredible play was Holl's first goal of the season and sent his team to the national championship game...

  • Matt Flynn played in five games for the Green Bay Packers last season. Packers Re-Sign QB Matt Flynn

    The Green Bay Packers will keep quarterback Matt Flynn for another season, the team announced Tuesday. The details of the signing were not released as of Tuesday afternoon. Flynn started four games for the Packers during the 2013-14 season, throwing for 1,146 yards and seven touchdowns...

  • The Vikings open the preseason on August 8 against the Oakland Raiders. Vikings Announce Preseason Game Starting Times

    The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday it will play its first preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, August 8. The Vikings will host the Oakland Raiders at 7:00 that night and then host the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in its other home preseason game...

  • The newly renovated Siebert Field opened last April. Siebert Field to Light Up Friday

    The University of Minnesota baseball team will play under the lights for the first time at its new Siebert Field stadium on Friday night. The Foundation for Minnesota Baseball and University announced Tuesday the Siebert Field Lighting Ceremony will take place before the Gophers' game against Penn State Friday evening. The game starts at 6:35 p.m...

  • Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, scores the game-winning goal Granlund Gives Wild 1-0 Win in Game 3 vs. Avalanche

    Mikael Granlund's diving swing at his own rebound 5:08 into overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on Monday to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Varlamov stopped 45 of 46 shots, a franchise playoff record number of shots on goal for the Wild...

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