ST. PAUL, Minn.—Jason Zucker's backhand shot with 2:55 remaining in the third period completed a crazy comeback for the Minnesota Wild, who beat the Nashville Predators 6-4 and extended their winning streak to four games. The Wild trailed 4-2 with seven minutes to play before Jared Spurgeon and Eric Staal scored to tie the game, and Zucker eventually won it. Zucker has eight goals in his last five games.
MINNEAPOLIS—Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 16 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season, and Jeff Teague added 16 points and six assists for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 98-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Nemanja Bjelica added 11 points off the Minnesota bench, which outscored San Antonio's bench 29-26 and keyed a second-quarter run to give the Timberwolves the lead after a sluggish start.
SAINT PAUL, Minn.—Goalie Devan Dubnyk's career- and franchise-record shutout streak continued on Tuesday as the Minnesota Wild beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0. Dubnyk stopped all 30 shots he faced for his third consecutive shutout, running his streak without giving up a goal to 195:05. Left winger Nino Niederreiter scored on Minnesota's first shot of the game. Eric Staal and Jason Zucker added empty-net goals as the Wild ran their winning streak to three in a row. Dubnyk has now stopped the past 106 shots he has faced.
TORONTO—The Toronto Maple Leafs, playing without injured first-line center Auston Matthews, got goals from four different players to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown each scored for the Maple Leafs (10-7-0), who have won two games in a row. Brown also had an assist. Frederik Andersen made 35 saves in the Toronto goal. Jason Zucker scored twice for the Wild (5-7-2) with goaltender Devan Dubnyk making 15 stops. Eric Staal had two assists in Minnesota's third consecutive loss.
BOSTON—Tuukka Rask stopped a third-period penalty shot that turned out to be the difference, and five different Boston players scored goals as the Bruins hung on for a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. After Mikael Granlund cut Boston's lead to 4-2 with a goal 1:33 into the third period, Granlund was tripped by Torey Krug while heading for a short-handed breakaway with 13:05 left in the game. Granlund, whose goal was his first of the season, moved in on Rask on the penalty shot, but the goalie turned the shot aside with his right pad.
LOS ANGELES -- George Springer powered the Houston Astros to the franchise's first World Series championship, crushing a two-run home run in the second inning Wednesday that gave his club a commanding lead on the way to a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7. In a World Series that saw back-and-forth battles nearly every game, only the Astros got off and running in Game 7, and the Dodgers never recovered from Houston's five-run outburst in the opening two innings.
NEW ORLEANS—Jimmy Butler pump-faked E'Twaun Moore off his feet and canned a 20-foot jumper and free throw with 34.2 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center. Butler also made a foul shot with 19.7 seconds remaining to finish with a team-high 23 points. The Timberwolves (5-3) also got 18 points from Andrew Wiggins and placed four others in double figures.
LOS ANGELES - - Corey Seager's sixth inning sacrifice fly helped the Los Angeles Dodgers squeak out a 3-1 come-from-behind victory on Tuesday over the Houston Astros and force a winner-take-all World Series Game Seven on Wednesday. Seager's deep fly ball to right field allowed Chase Utley to scamper home for the go-ahead run, igniting the sold-out crowd of 54,128.
ST. PAUL -- Two nights after putting up a touchdown against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Winnipeg Jets found another way to win on the road, with defense. Kyle Connor scored an early goal, and Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves as the Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. Nikolaj Ehlers also scored late as the Jets (6-3-2) beat Minnesota for the second time in October.
MIAMI—Jeff Teague scored 23 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 125-122 overtime victory over the Miami Heat Monday night. Teague's two free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining gave the Timberwolves (4-3) their final margin. Dion Waiters' game-tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim. The Timberwolves took the lead for good to start the overtime with six unanswered points behind Karl-Anthony Towns' 3-pointer and Teague's jumper for a 116-110 lead.