Minnesota Wild @ Carolina Hurricanes: Live Gameday Thread

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2013-2014 Season
Game 18

Minnesota Wild

vs

Carolina Hurricanes

PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC @ 6:00 PM CST

Television: FS-N, FS-WI, FS-CR

Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or Wild.com


For the Hurricanes perspective, pay a visit to our friends at Canes Country.

Minnesota Wild: Line-Up

FORWARDS

Zach Parise

Mikko Koivu

Charlie Coyle

Nino Niederreiter

Mikael Granlund

Jason Pominville

Matt Cooke

Kyle Brodziak

Justin Fontaine

Dany Heatley

Zenon Konopka

Torrey Mitchell

DEFENCEMAN

Ryan Suter

Jonas Brodin

Marco Scandella

Jared Spurgeon

Nate Prosser

Matthew Dumba

GOALTENDERS

Josh Harding

Niklas Backstrom


Carolina Hurricanes: Line-Up

FORWARDS

Jiri Tlusty

Eric Staal

Alexander Semin

Nathan Gerbe

Jordan Staal

Tumo Ruutu

Chris Terry

Riley Nash

Patrick Dwyer

Drayson Bowman

Manny Malholtra

Radek Dvorak

DEFENCEMAN

Andrej Sekera

Justin Faulk

Brett Bellemore

Ron Hainsey

Jay Harrison

Ryan Murphy

GOALTENDERS

Justin Peters

Mike Murphy



Minnesota Wild: Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Zach Parise other-excused 11/09/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Rupp knee 10/01/2013
Keith Ballard other-excused 11/06/2013



Carolina Hurricanes: Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Tim Gleason other-excused 11/09/2013
Kevin Westgarth other-excused 11/09/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joni Pitkanen heel 10/01/2013
Cam Ward other-excused 10/25/2013
Anton Khudobin other-excused 10/14/2013
Jeff Skinner other-excused 10/25/2013



Five Questions:

1. Matt Dumba gets his first game since a disastrous performance against the Blackhawks back in October; how does he look?

2. The Hurricanes are missing their starting goalie, Cam Ward, and back-up, Anton Khudobin; does it hurt them in this game?

3. Does Mike Yeo continue to lean on the 1st defensive pairing very heavily in terms of ice-time?

4. Any points for the 2nd line tonight?

5. Can the Wild go a game without conceding a powerplay goal?


Carolina are a decent team. but the Wild are better and shouldn't have too many problems. Obviously things don't always run smoothly. but this is a very winnable game.

20 years ago today, Wu-Tang Clan released their seminal debut album, so in the spirit of the Wu, hopefully the Wild can Bring The Ruckus (WARNING: NSFW) tonight against the 'Canes.


What are your predictions for this one, Wilderness?


(Don't forget to check out the underlying numbers for both teams before puck-drop)

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