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    QB Christian Ponder has given the team a spark primarily because of his poise on third downs. Drives are lasting longer because he’s making things happen, whereas Donovan McNabb often sputtered and threw inaccurately. In …

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    02 Nov 11
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    Devin Setoguchi scored at 1:33 of overtime and the visiting Minnesota Wild completed a home-and-home sweep of the Detroit Red Wings with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night. Mikko Koivu scored his first goal with …

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    02 Nov 11
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    THE STORY: Josh Harding has been in goal for only three games in the past 19-plus months, and each time the opponent has been the Detroit Red Wings. Harding could make it four straight appearances …

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    01 Nov 11
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    DE Jared Allen missed two practices last week because his wife delivered the couple’s first child, a daughter. How did it affect him? Well, he had a sack for the 10th consecutive game, extending his …

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    01 Nov 11
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    TE Visanthe Shiancoe missed his second consecutive practice because of a foot injury. It’s possible that rookie second-round draft pick Kyle Rudolph, a close friend of rookie quarterback Christian Ponder, could get his first start …

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    28 Oct 11
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    So much was made of the Wild’s feeble power play, which entered Thursday’s game against Anaheim ranked 27th in the NHL. Well, the Wild’s penalty kill, which had been so bad, had been all but …

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    28 Oct 11
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    THE STORY: The Anaheim Ducks’ fast start to the season is quickly becoming a distant memory. The Ducks, riding a three-game losing streak, will play the second of a seven-game road trip when they face …

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    27 Oct 11
  • Minnesota Vikings: Player Watch

    The Vikings already were thin at cornerback and receiver, but that didn’t prevent them from releasing disgruntled receiver Bernard Berrian and suspending troubled cornerback Chris Cook indefinitely without pay. Both players missed Sunday’s loss to …

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    27 Oct 11