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It was some opening day for the women's NCAA Tournament.
Fernando Romero's departure could open the door for a nonroster player — like lefthander Tim Collins or righthanders Ryne Harper or Mike Morin — to make the team.
Luke Kunin's goal broke a 1-1 tie with the defending Stanley Cup champions for the Wild's 20th road win for the season.
The Twins made three significant trades by the July 31 deadline last summer, and by one account the team "did well" in the players acquired.
The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line.