Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wild 3, Wings 2

Damien Brunner and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit, which has lost three straight for the first time since March 10-21 of last season.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2013

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No. 12 Michigan State Beats No. 18 Minnesota 61-50

Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help No. 12 Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half to beat No. 18 Minnesota 61-50 Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2013

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 22:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the first half while taking on the Louisville Cardinals during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Minnesota-Michigan St. Preview 2-6-13

Injuries are a concern for Michigan State, but having Gary Harris available may quell some worries.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2013

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during March 2012 game.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Minnesota 76, Michigan State 63

The Spartans held the Golden Gophers tight until the final minutes of the game but Minnesota went on to beat Michigan State 76-63 on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–12/31/2012

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Michigan St.-Minnesota Preview 12-31-12

The Big Ten widely is considered the premier conference in the nation, with No. 11 Minnesota and No. 19 Michigan State among the league’s six ranked teams.

97.1 The Ticket–12/31/2012

Capital One Bowl - Alabama v Michigan State

Michigan State Beats Minnesota 26-10 For Bowl Bid

Le’Veon Bell patiently looked for openings before he trampled through Minnesota’s defense and dragged some of the Gophers with him.

97.1 The Ticket–11/25/2012

Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota ViKings runs against DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions in the second quarter on November 11, 2012 at Mall of America Field. (Andy King/Getty Images)

Vikings 34, Lions 24

Calvin Johnson had 207 yards on 12 catches, including a touchdown but the Detroit Lions fall short losing to the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2012

Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Johnson, Avril Return For Lions, Harvin Inactive For Vikings

For the Lions, star receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) and defensive end Cliff Avril (back) are active after being listed as questionable.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2012

The Minnesota Vikings line up against the Detroit Lions on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Detroit Tackles Minnesota Sunday

Trying for a season-high third straight victory, the visiting Lions look to avenge an earlier defeat to the Vikings by handing their division foe a third consecutive loss Sunday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2012

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 27: Quarterback Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines for an opening i the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska beat Michigan 23-9. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Prediction: Michigan Will Be In A Dog Fight Saturday

I’ve seen this before. Michigan is due for a letdown after playing big (to huge) games each of the last two weeks.

97.1 The Ticket–11/02/2012