ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to complete his first NHL shutout in three seasons, steering the Minnesota Wild past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 for their fourth straight victory. Tyler Ennis scored early and Mikael Granlund scored late for the Wild. This was Stalock's fourth career shutout. Since losing 4-2 to the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Nov. 8, the Wild are 12-4-1 in their last 17 games for an NHL-most 25 points in that span.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his league-leading 23rd double-double, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 119-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points for Minnesota (17-12), which has won three of four and is off to the third-best start in franchise history after 29 games.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild will be without goalie Devan Dubnyk for at least another week because of a lower-body injury that forced him out of a game earlier this week. The team says Dubnyk's status is "week to week." Alex Stalock started in his place against Toronto. The Wild have five games in a seven-day stretch starting this weekend. Dubnyk has a 12-8-2 record this season with a 2.69 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Fernando Rodney and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the agreement had not yet been announced. Rodney turns 41 on March 18 and had 39 saves in 45 chances this year for Arizona. Matt Belisle closed for the Twins in the final two months of last season after Brandon Kintzler was traded to Washington.
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