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Power-play goals lift Minnesota Wild to 3-2 win over Vancouver Canucks



Power-play goals lift Minnesota Wild to 3-2 win over Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks merely require to discover a method to eliminate fines, claims head instructor Travis Environment-friendly.

The Canucks (11-15 -3) quit a triad of power-play objectives on Tuesday evening en path to a 3-2 loss versus the Minnesota Wild (15-10 -2).

” We have actually reached discover a method to obtain a puck out,” Environment-friendly claimed after the video game. “We’re cognizant that we have actually reached tighten it up.”

Vancouver has actually invested 325 mins in package this year as well as their fine kill is placed 27 th in the organization.

Minnesota, on the other hand, is rising when they have the male benefit. Bush have the ninth-best power play in the NHL which system has actually generated 11 objectives in their last 10 video games.

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter as well as Jason Zucker all racked up for bush on Tuesday.

” 3 objectives on the power play, that’s the dish for a win when driving. It’s a great 2 factors for us,” claimed Mikael Granlund, that had 2 helps.

Minnesota goalkeeper Devan Dubnyk made 29 conserves while Anders Nilsson quit 25- of-28 shots for Vancouver.

Tyler Motte as well as Josh Leivo set up objectives for the Canucks.

Leivo’s began his initial shot in a Canucks attire. He gathered a pass from Elias Pettersson in the port as well as turned it over Dubnyk’s blocker to open up the racking up.

Using a line with the newbie feeling calls for fast reflexes, claimed the 25- year-old left-winger.

” He’s obtained eyes in the rear of his head as well as often when you the very least anticipate it, it gets on your tape,” Leivo claimed. “So I have actually simply reached prepare whenever he’s obtained the puck.”

Leivo was dealt to Vancouver from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday for American Hockey Organization onward Michael Carcone. He had 4 objectives as well as 2 helps in 27 looks for the Leafs this period.

Leivo had fun with Pettersson as well as Brock Boeser on among the Canucks’ leading lines on Tuesday, as well as place in time on the power play.

” It’s amazing. I have actually reached take advantage of it,” he claimed of the brand-new duty. “I assumed I fought tough as well as I have actually simply obtained utilized to the rate. I’m not utilized to bet the leading line.”

Tuesday likewise noted Jay Beagle’s go back to the Canucks schedule. The professional centreman missed out on 24 video games after enduring a broken lower arm off an obstructed shot versus the Florida Panthers on Oct. 13.

Beagle saw 8: 33 of ice time in his return as well as claimed he really felt respectable.

” Strength-wise every little thing really felt excellent,” he claimed, including that he requires to deal with his timing. “The video game really feels faster as well as your checks out are a little off every now and then. So it’s simply an issue of seeing to it I remain in it which I’m not avoiding the play.”

The 33- year-old intends to assist with the fine eliminate since he’s back on the lineup, as well as belong to a line that drives the group.

” It refers simply heading out as well as simply altering energy, obtaining power,” Beagle claimed. “As well as when we’re doing that, you can see the impact it has so we need to maintain doing that as well as improve that.”

Tuesday’s win broke a three-game shedding skid for bush as well as expanded a downturn that has actually seen the Canucks publish a solitary win in their last 13 getaways.

The stretch has actually been difficult on the young Vancouver team, Environment-friendly claimed.

” Our group hasn’t obtained the outcomes as well as it’s tough when you do not win,” he claimed. “However I’ll offer our group credit score– they’re heading out as well as contending. They’re not allowing themselves disappoint up. Which’s hard when you have not won in some time.”

The Canucks conclude a five-game homestand on Thursday when they organize the Nashville Predators.

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Last dance for Evan Battey in CU Buffs-USC hoops rivalry at hand



Last dance for Evan Battey in CU Buffs USC hoops rivalry

It was four years ago last week when the rivalry changed for good.

The night of Jan. 10, 2018, was a memorable one, if not a victorious one, for the Colorado men’s basketball team in Los Angeles. Coming off wins at home against ranked teams from Arizona State and Arizona, the bolstered confidence of a young Buffaloes team was derailed by a 70-58 loss at USC.

Four days previous, CU head coach Tad Boyle offered his “hell yes!” exclamation following the win against Arizona when asked if there was extra satisfaction in defeating one of the teams embroiled in the then-new FBI recruiting corruption probe.

USC, of course, was one of those teams, too. And with the Trojans holding that 12-point lead, head coach Andy Enfield took a timeout in the waning seconds to lead a courtside celebration with his team. The Trojans then tried to run a set play on their final possession.

USC completed a regular season sweep of the Buffs that year, but CU has enjoyed payback ever since. Fifth-year senior and Los Angeles native Evan Battey was redshirting as a true freshman that season, and was just weeks removed from the stroke that threatened to end his basketball career. As an active player, he has never lost to the Trojans in three seasons covering seven games. That run will be put to the test when the Buffs open a homestand ripe with opportunity against the Trojans on Thursday (5:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

“Any time you go and play against a hometown team like USC, right down the street from me, it’s a great opportunity to just compete,” Battey said. “I’m definitely going to miss playing them. I’m sorry I didn’t get to play them at the Galen Center this year. It’s coming to an end…all the rivalries I had coming in to my college career are coming to an end.”

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Rep. Stauber launches reelection campaign



Rep. Stauber launches reelection campaign

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn, launched his reelection campaign Monday.

In a video posted to YouTube titled “Enough is Enough,” the congressman from Hermantown attacked Democrats for a litany of issues, including their response to the pandemic, border security and economic policies. He vowed to maintain gun rights and oppose abortion rights, among other issues.

“Together, let’s return our country to what made her great. Together, let’s rise up and stand strong,” Stauber said. “Our country depends on it, our future depends on it and our children depend on it.”

The former Duluth police officer and St. Louis County commissioner was first elected to represent the 8th Congressional District in 2018, flipping it from Democratic to Republican control. He was reelected in 2020 by a 19-point margin.

Stauber filed his statement of candidacy for 2022 in July. He has raised $1 million for the 2022 campaign with almost $740,000 cash on hand, the Federal Election Commission reported in the most recent figures available.

So far, only one challenger has entered the race against Stauber.

In November, Theresa Lastovich, of Chisholm, filed her statement of candidacy. She officially kicked off her campaign earlier this month.

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Sick St. Paul students still face 10-day isolation as CDC calls for 5



US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

In a break with new federal guidelines, St. Paul Public Schools will continue to require coronavirus-infected students to isolate at home for 10 days after a positive test or first sign of illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Dec. 27 shortened its recommended isolation time from 10 days to five. After that, the recovering person can leave isolation, as long as they’re not experiencing symptoms and agree to wear a well-fitting face mask for five days.

Since their release, the guidelines have been adopted by at least a dozen of Minnesota’s largest school districts — but not St. Paul.

“SPPS is taking a more conservative approach to isolation periods for students than the CDC recommendation because of the need for students to be unmasked during meals and other implementation challenges at school,” the district said in a message to families Friday.

Spokesman Kevin Burns did not respond Monday to a request for more information about “implementation challenges.”


The St. Paul Federation of Educators had encouraged the district to stick with 10-day isolation for students and staff – or to require two negative rapid diagnostic tests for those returning sooner.

Although the St. Paul district kept the 10-day rule for students, staff now are to return after five days. That should help with staff shortages that have caused several metro school districts to move temporarily to distance learning.

St. Paul teachers union President Leah VanDassor did not return a phone message Monday.

The Elk River school district was among those adopting the new five-day isolation protocol for students and staff.

“We know this news will bring relief to many of our families as it reduces the amount of instruction time our students will miss,” the district said in a message to families. “However, we must continue to move forward with caution and to refrain from sending students to school while sick (even if they have passed the five-day quarantine period).”


The CDC said in its announcement that the change to shorter isolations was “motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.”

The agency also acknowledged that taking sick people out of society for 10 days is hard on individuals and society, especially at a time when the highly contagious omicron variant is taking over.

“These updated recommendations also facilitate individual social and well-being needs, return to work, and maintenance of critical infrastructure,” the CDC said on its website.

The change alarmed some health experts, who said it seemed driven less by science than practicality.

Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told ABC News on Jan. 2 that the CDC was considering adding the requirement that recovering people test negative before they leave isolation. But the CDC update ultimately did not include that requirement.

Besides the shorter isolation period for infected people, the CDC also shortened its recommended quarantine to five days – from 10 – for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who come into close contact with an infected person.


Since the CDC’s announcement, many large Minnesota school districts have adopted the five-day isolation for sick students and staff. They include Anoka-Hennepin, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, Osseo, Elk River, Robbinsdale, Wayzata, Mounds View, Lakeville, Bloomington, St. Cloud and Eastern Carver County.

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