Perry, Getzlaf lead Anaheim Ducks past Wild 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry scored a goal in his seventh straight game, Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Jonas Hiller made 23 saves and Alex Grant scored his second career goal on his second NHL shot as the Pacific Division-leading Ducks improved to 12-0-2 at home, extending the second-longest streak without a regulation loss to open a season in the shootout era.
Josh Harding stopped 29 shots and Jason Pominville scored his 15th goal early in the third period for the Wild, who have lost four straight on the road.
Perry extended the longest goal streak in the league this season with a second-period goal, jumping on a loose puck for his 21st.
Wolves rally from 19 down to beat 76ers 106-99
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the slumping Philadelphia 76ers 106-99 on Wednesday night.
Ricky Rubio had 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Nikola Pekovic added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Robbie Hummel hit a couple of big shots for the Wolves in the fourth quarter to key the comeback.
Spencer Hawes had 20 points and six rebounds for the Sixers, who led 39-20 after a tremendous first quarter and still held a 13-point advantage at halftime. But they turned the ball over 26 times and shot 14 free throws to Minnesota's 29.
Hummel scored all 10 of his points in the fourth, including a 3-pointer that started the deciding 13-3 run.
Vikings: Peterson not ready for practice yet
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has shed the walking boot on his sprained right foot, but he's not ready for practice.
Coach Leslie Frazier says Peterson probably won't practice until Friday at the earliest. The Vikings host Philadelphia on Sunday, and Peterson's status is in question.
Frazier says he's more optimistic about backup Toby Gerhart's condition, but he likely won't practice until Friday because of a hamstring injury.
At least the Vikings know who'll be giving the handoffs, even if they're not sure who'll be taking them.
Frazier named Matt Cassel the starting quarterback for a second straight week. Christian Ponder will be the backup.
NCAA-FROZEN FOUR SITES
Frozen Four to return to St. Paul for 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota will host more Frozen Fours.
Xcel Energy Center was named the site of the 2018 men's hockey championship, which also came to the arena in 2002 and 2011. The Gophers have served as the host for the national semifinals and title games eight times previously, with the last six in St. Paul.
They will host the West Regional in 2014 and 2016 there as well. The regional previously came to the "X'' in 2010 and 2012.
The NCAA announced Wednesday hundreds of postseason sites in all sports over the next five years.
The university will also get the women's hockey championship back at Ridder Arena in 2015 and 2018. The Gophers have hosted the Frozen Four in 2010 and 2013.
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