TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

Struggling lefthander Brian Duensing is the only current Twins player besides Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter to have played with the team while it was still at the Metrodome.

WATCH THIS

Speaking of years gone by, remember when the Lightning won the Stanley Cup? That was 11 years ago now. Tampa Bay needs to get through the defending conference champs to get a shot at Cup No. 2; Game 2 vs. the Rangers is tonight (7 p.m., NBCSN).

RANDOM FANDOM

"No matter where the Wolves pick, they will make the wrong choice. The post-mortem on this year's draft is indelibly etched in concrete."

mauerpride on the Wolves' draft history at startribune.com.

Weigh in on what you're thinking about to mrand@startribune.com

TWEETED

"McHale takes his hits on X&O front but few better at making players feel good about selves. Props for job to keep 'em believing at 3-1 down."

Marc Stein of ESPN on Rockets coach Kevin McHale.

@ESPNSteinLine