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St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Wild were frustrated by an opposing goalie for 40 minutes on Monday. Luckily for them, the Wild's goalie frustrated the Philadelphia Flyers for 60 minutes. After two scoreless periods, the Wild finally broke through via third-period goals by right winger Jason Pominville and center Charlie Coyle, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Flyers. Pominville, who leads the Wild with 13 goals, and Coyle scored less than a minute apart, and goalie Josh Harding added 21 saves in his third shutout of the season for Minnesota (16-8-5), which was on a 0-3-1 streak in the final week of November. Harding, who began the season as the backup to Niklas Backstrom after missing much of last season while dealing with multiple sclerosis, is now 14-4-3, with career highs in wins and shutouts for a season.
A Minnesota man ticketed for disorderly conduct after he flung $1,000 in mostly small bills over a balcony at the nation's largest mall during a heavy holiday shopping day wants to give away more money, he said on Monday. Serge Vorobyov was banned from the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis for a year for the publicity stunt on Black Friday that has drawn attention from national media. Vorobyov, 29, said he hoped a YouTube video of the stunt would continue to generate thousands of views so he could potentially earn money from the advertising revenue and spread the wealth.
A serial killer died on Sunday after serving less than three years of a life sentence for strangling seven women, according to South Dakota prison officials. Walter Ellis, 53, died at a Sioux Falls hospital, apparently of natural causes, but an autopsy is being conducted as part of a standard investigation by the South Dakota Department of Corrections, the officials said in a statement.
For three quarters, it looked as if the Oklahoma City Thunder were going to have another night of drama. Two days after winning on a last-second shot in overtime, the Thunder played another thriller Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves -- at least through the first 36 minutes. However, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant had no plans of allowing the suspense to continue to the buzzer. Behind his fourth career triple-double, he spearheaded a fourth-quarter outburst that led the Thunder to a 113-103 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A comet's 5.5-million-year journey to the inner solar system apparently ended during a suicidal trip around the sun, leaving no trace of its once-bright tail...
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ST. LOUIS -- With almost every passing game, St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is becoming more and more impressed with how well his team is playing. He watched Monday night as his team posted a workmanlike 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild, who had come into the game with the best record in the NHL during the month of November (9-1-1).