Soucy, Kahkonen lead Wild to 4-2 win over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Carson Soucy scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. © APWF Minnesota Wild defenseman Carson Soucy (21) is congratulated after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Wild won 4-2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Luke Kunin, Mats Zuccarello and Jason Zucker also scored as the Wild won their fourth straight game and earned a point for the 10th straight game (7-0-3). Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 44 shots in his second NHL start.
It’s snowing in Kansas City this Sunday during the Broncos vs. Chiefs game, and the scene at Arrowhead is truly a sight to behold.© Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
The snow was already coming down hard before the game, and Chiefs players took advantage with a snowball fight you have to see.
Here’s what the field looked like when Patrick Mahomes opened the game with a touchdown strike to Tyreek Hill.
Broncos score crazy defensive touchdown vs. Texans
The Broncos scored a wild 67-yard defensive touchdown during Sunday’s game against the Texans. Late in the first quarter, linebacker Alexander Johnson forced a fumble and defensive lineman Jeremiah Attaochu recovered the ball.© Provided by Broncos WireAs he was being tackled, Attaochu lateraled the ball to safety Kareem Jackson, who returned it all the way for a score.Here’s video of the play, courtesy of the team’s official Twitter page:House call in your old home! ????#ProBowlVote + @ReemBoi25pic.twitter.
The pre-game forecast showed a ton of snow is going to fall during this game. As fans around the league started to get into the game, their reactions to this epic snow game showed just how much everyone loves this setting.
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2019 had plenty of terrific games, but some of them were overlooked. These 20 games were some of the best that you probably didn't see. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Harden and Rockets fall short vs. Nets (Jan. 16)
James Harden had one of his many brilliant games on Jan. 16, putting up 58 points in an overtime duel with Brooklyn. Unfortunately, his huge day that included 21 made free throws wasn't enough, as the Nets got a 21-point, 24-rebound performance from Jarrett Allen to win, 145-142. Brooklyn came back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to score 46 points and send the game to overtime. John Glaser / USA Today Sports Images
Rondo hits buzzer beater as Lakers top Celtics (Feb. 7)
The Lakers faced a tough task in a visit to Boston. The high-scoring game went back and forth, with the Celtics leading, 128-127, after Kyrie Irving made a jumper with 11.5 seconds left. L.A.'s Brandon Ingram had his game-winning layup attempt blocked, but Rajon Rondo was able to collect the rebound and put up a game-winner from 20 feet. The Lakers won a thrilling 129-128 contest. David Butler II / USA Today Sports Images
Clippers close 28-point deficit vs. Celtics (Feb. 9)
In their first of two epic comebacks during 2019, the Clippers came back from 28 points down against Boston to win, 123-112, on the road. Danilo Gallinari starred for the Clips with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Bob DeChiara / USA Today Sports Images
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Tarasenko gets hat trick as Blues beat Predators 5-4 in OT (Feb. 10)
The Blues had quite a 2019, and star Vladimir Tarasenko kept it going. He scored a hat trick, as St. Louis defeated Nashville 5-4 in overtime. The Blues led 3-1 going into the second intermission, but Nashville came storming back with three third period goals to tie the game 4-4. Tarasenko was able to score his third goal just 16 seconds into the overtime period. Christopher Hanewinckel / USA Today Sports Images
Duke closes 23-points deficit vs. Louisville (Feb. 12)
With less than 10 minutes remaining, the Blue Devils trailed Louisville, 59-36. Duke's young stars went to work from there, emerging with a 71-69 victory as Zion Williamson scored 27 points. Jamie Rhodes / USA Today Sports Images
Rhode Island beats St. Joe's in OT (March 5)
Neither Rhode Island nor Saint Joseph's had a path to the NCAA Tournament that didn't include an A-10 tournament championship, but they still played a great game in early March. The teams were tied at 78 going into overtime, but Rams guard Fatts Russell came up big to help Rhode Island win, 86-85, with 41 points, making 7-of-13 three-point attempts. Brian Fluharty / USA Today Sports Images
Nets close 28-point deficit vs. Kings (March 19)
D'Angelo Russell had one of the best games of his career, scoring 44 points in a 123-121 Nets win in which Brooklyn trailed the Kings by 28 points in the third quarter. Russell was 17-of-33 from the field and added 12 assists. Ed Szczepanski / USA Today Sports Images
Norfolk State shocks Alabama in NIT (March 20)
The NIT doesn't get the attention it once did, but that doesn't mean there aren't great games worth watching. Norfolk State entered the tournament as a No. 8 seed as was going against No. 1 seed Alabama but was able to take down the Crimson Tide, winning 80-79 in overtime after Derrik Jamerson Jr. scored 25 points in only 25 minutes. After the teams were tied 67-67 at the end of regulation, overtime was a 13-12 five-minute sprint in which Norfolk State survived after Alabama missed a jumper with one second remaining. Peter Casey / USA Today Sports Images
Poehling's heroics led Canadiens over Maple Leafs (April 6)
Ryan Poehling was a first-round pick by Montreal in 2017, and his future is bright if his first career game is any indication. He scored a hat trick in regulation and then added the game winner in the shootout, as the Canadiens defeated Toronto, 6-5, in a thriller to finish off the regular season. Jean-Yves Ahern / USA Today Sports Images
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Trail Blazers close 28-point deficit vs. Kings (April 10)
The Kings made a habit of blowing big leads in 2019. They were up by 28 points in the second half against a Portland team that rested many of its starters. But the Trail Blazers stormed back, led by 37 points from Anfernee Simons. Portland used only six players in the game and had three players play all 48 minutes. Steve Dykes / USA Today Sports Images
Padres outscore Rockies at Coors Field (June 14)
Coors Field is known for high run totals, and it certainly had that in a game between the Padres and Rockies in mid-June. After seven innings, the Rockies led, 11-4, but San Diego was able to hang in and score one run in the eighth and six runs in the ninth to send the contest to extras. The Padres offense emerged again in the 12th inning with five runs, including Hunter Renfroe's third homer of the game, to win 16-12. Isaiah J. Downing / USA Today Sports Images
Gregorius lifts Yankees in epic 14-12 win over Twins (July 24)
MLB fans who like runs were in for a treat in late July, as the Yankees and Twins combined for 26 runs in a 10-inning win by New York. Minnesota led the game, 8-2, through four innings, but the Yankees came storming back late with seven runs over the final two innings to tie the game at 12 on an Aaron Hicks two-run shot in the ninth. New York scored two more runs in the 10th inning. Didi Gregorius starred in the game, going 5-for-5 with seven RBI. Brad Rempel / USA Today Sports Images
Colorado wins in overtime vs. Nebraska (Sept. 7)
An old-time Big Eight/Big 12 rivalry game between Colorado and Nebraska was an instant classic. The Buffaloes put themselves in a 17-0 hole at halftime but were able to tie the game, 31-31, after scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter, including a 26-yard touchdown by Tony Brown with 46 seconds left. After Nebraska missed a 48-yard field goal in overtime, Colorado kicker James Stefanou made a 34-yarder for a miraculous come-from-behind win. Ron Chenoy / USA Today Sports Images
Chip Kelly's offense shines in win over Washington State (Sept. 21)
In a true classic if you like offense, UCLA picked up its first win of 2019 with a 67-63 come-from-behind battle over Washington State. The Bruins were able to overcome an unbelievable nine touchdown passes by Cougars quarterback Anthony Gordon as well as a 49-17 deficit in the third quarter. UCLA scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:07 remaining in the game. James Snook / USA Today Sports Images
Diamondbacks outlast Cardinals in 19-inning affair (Sept. 24)
MLB is set to get rid of the 40-man roster expansion rule in 2020, but it helped create the longest game in Chase Field history late in the 2019 season. Arizona and St. Louis combined to use 25 pitchers in a six-hour, 53-minute marathon. Arizona extended the game to extra innings in the ninth when Ildemaro Vargas hit a home run to tie the game 1-1. Both teams scored in the 13th inning, and Vargas became the hero again in the 19th with an RBI single. Jennifer Stewart / USA Today Sports Images
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SMU escapes vs. Tulsa (Oct. 5)
SMU needed three overtimes to beat Tulsa but managed to stay undefeated after trailing 30-9 going into the fourth quarter. The Mustangs scored three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Wideout James Proche finished the game with 11 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Timothy Flores / USA Today Sports Images
Georgia Southern dances to 3OT win over Coastal Carolina (Oct. 19)
The Georgia Southern vs. Coastal Carolina matchup was headlined by a dance-off between the teams that resulted in multiple penalties and ejections. But the game was great in other ways too. The teams played to triple overtime after a 10-10 tie at the end of regulation, and Georgia Southern emerged with a 30-27 win after a 3-yard Wesley Kennedy touchdown run. Chris Thielen / Getty Images
Kansas beats Texas Tech on second chance field goal (Oct. 26)
If Kansas' win over Texas Tech in late October wasn't one of the year's best games, it was certainly one of the most memorable. Tied 34-34 with 13 seconds remaining, Kansas attempted a 40-yard field goal that was blocked by the Red Raiders. Texas Tech attempted to run back the ball, only to fumble. Kansas recovered with two seconds remaining, giving kicker Liam Jones a mulligan with two seconds remaining. He made the kick from 32 yards, sealing the win for the Jayhawks, 37-34. Jay Biggerstaff / USA Today Sports Images
Illinois orchestrates fourth quarter comeback at Michigan State (Nov. 9)
It didn't look like the Illini's day at East Lansing, trailing 28-3 in the second quarter and 31-10 heading into the final period. However, Illinois turned it on late, including getting two touchdown passes by Brandon Peters and a 76-yard pick-six to win, 37-34. Mike Carter / USA Today Sports Images
Evansville beats No. 1 Kentucky in historic upset (Nov. 12)
Perhaps Evansville's shocking victory was more of a great upset than a great game, but it was still quite memorable. Kentucky was a 25-point favorite on its home floor, facing an Evansville squad without high hopes in 2019-20. The Purple Aces led 34-30 at halftime and pulled off a road win against a Kentucky team that had already defeated Michigan State earlier in the season. Mark Zerof / USA Today Sports Images
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