Things are returning to normal in the #BoldNorth, as all that’s left from Super Bowl LII are the memories and maybe a lost Eagles fan or two. Minneapolis had a great showing in the world’s spotlight, and everyone seemed to enjoy the event despite the cold (who knew it was chilly here in February?!). The Twin Cities even survived the insanity of Eagles fans -- as far as we know, no police horses were punched and no poles were climbed on, the only causality being a few stolen seats from U.S. Bank Stadium.
Beau Allen, Eagles defensive end (⬆ UP)
The Minnetonka native won his first Super Bowl trophy -- and did it in his home state. The worst part? He plays for the Eagles. The best part? Allen was donning his Skippers letter jacket when walking off the plane at the airport. Class of 2010 doing big things.
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Timberwolves guard (⬇ DOWN)
Georges-Hunt was trending up not too long ago after he scored 12 points in 29:21 of playing time Jan. 20 against the Raptors. But he hasn’t scored a point in the Timberwolves last seven games. Much of that has to do with a healthy Jeff Teague back in Minnesota’s rotation, but regardless -- the 23-year-old guard hasn’t found a bucket in his last 44 minutes on the floor.
Jason Zucker, Wild forward (⬆ UP)
All Zucker does is score! The 26-year-old forward tied a career high with his 22nd goal of the season Tuesday night in St. Louis. He’s been the Wild’s most consistent scorer lately, picking up points in 11 of 14 games since New Year’s Day. Zucker is quickly closing in on a 30-goal season and could give Minnesota its first pair of 30-goal scorers since 2007-08, with a little help from Eric Staal.
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Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves center (⬆ UP)
Towns picked up another two double-doubles this week, bringing his season total to a NBA-leading 47. Reminder: the Timberwolves have played 56 games this season, meaning he’s only had nine games this year without a double-double. Four of those games he finished with double-digit points but just one rebound short of 10. Incredible.
Alex Stalock, Wild goaltender (⬇ DOWN)
Stalock hit a bit of a rough patch in Dallas over the weekend, as he was pulled after two periods in Minnesota’s ugly 6-1 loss to the Stars. This season has been a tale of two stories for Stalock: the St. Paul native is 5-2-1 with a 1.79 goals-against average in front of the hometown fans at the Xcel Energy Center … but he’s 3-7-1 (3.42 GAA) on the road.