Vanek said he'll be representing Austria at next month's IIHF World Championships.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 27, 2013
The NHL regular season continues to wind down with only one
game remaining for the majority of teams.
Former Gopher Phil Kessel continued his offensive tear for the playoff-bound Maple Leafs on Thursday in Toronto's 4-0 win over Nick Bjugstad and the Florida Panthers. Kessel netted a pair of second period goals in the win to bring his season total to 19 (his 51 points rank sixth in the NHL this season with one regular-season game remaining).
Kessel has eight points in his last four games as the Leafs finish up the regular season on Saturday at home against Montreal.
Wheeler and the Jets Finish 20112-13 Campaign
Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets' chances of making the playoffs were dashed even before the team's 4-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday night as both Ottawa and the New York Rangers locked up the Eastern Conference's final playoff slots with overtime wins.
The only team in the NHL to have concluded its shortened 48-game schedule so far, the Jets went 6-1-1 to finish the season and finished ninth in the East.
Wheeler gave Winnipeg a 2-1 lead in the second period with his 19th goal of the season to finish the season with 41 total points (Wheeler currently ranks 14th in NHL goals this season and 25th in points).
Borton's week begins tonight at the Ann Bancroft Foundation's 2013 dreamXchange at the McNamara Alumni Center starting at 5:30, where she will be paired with a past grant winner to partake in a Q&A session. It is the 16th annual benefit celebration of the Ann Bancroft Foundation, whose mission is to create a world where every girl has a chance to live her wild dream and reach her full potential.
Borton was a recipient of the Ann Bancroft Foundation's Dream Maker Award in 2011, which paid tribute to her leadership and contributions in the effort to encourage the achievements of girls and women.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to AnnBancroftFoundation.org.
Borton will also be honored by Minnesota Business Magazine Thursday night as one of the publication's "The (Real) Power 50," a list of the 50 most important people to know if you wish to conduct business in the state of Minnesota. Borton and the additional 49 award winners will be showcased in the event at The Westin Edina Galleria and will also be featured in the magazine's May 2013 issue.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to MinnesotaBusiness.com/mnbizpower50.
The head coach concludes her busy week on Thursday, May 2, when she will serve as the keynote speaker for the Third Annual Wellness Rocks event at Seven in Minneapolis. All proceeds from the event go to the Cancer Survivor Wellness Fund.
The Cancer Survivors Wellness Fund is a charitable fund administered by the Fairview Foundation. The purpose of the Cancer Survivor Wellness Fund is to help survivors transitioning from treatment to post-treatment by providing funding to support exercise and wellness programs.
For those living with a cancer diagnosis, exercise and wellness have measurable improvements on cognitive and physical function, as well as reduced recurrence of disease. Exercise and wellness programs for survivors are an important step in preventative wellness and launch survivors on a lifelong journey of empowerment.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to CancerSurvivorWellnessFund.org.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- After the Individual Event Finals on Sunday, the team waited outside Pauley Pavilion with friends and family until freshmen Hanna Nordquist and Lindsay Mable finished up with their post-meet responsibilities and emerged to a plethora of cheers, hugs and congratulatory wishes.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- With a day off between Friday's Team Semifinals and Sunday's Individual Event Finals, the Gophers took advantage of the beautiful California weather and spent a couple hours at Venice Beach on Saturday.