Preview: Wild @ Hawks Game 77

Harry How

The boys are looking for their third straight away from the X.

When Minnesota acquired Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers, it was the under the impression that we would only see Bryz maybe five times through out the course of the season. Well, now Darcy Kuemper has been ruled-out with an upper-body injury. Bryz has seen the bulk of playing time, and has yet to lose a game in regulation (4-0-2). Josh Harding also has returned to practice. Although with Kuemper sidelined, it will be John Curry dressing tonight and backing up Bryz. Curry will be the seventh goalie to dress for the Wild this season. Bryzgalov is 0-5-1 with a 4.22 goals-against average in his past six games in Chicago.

Mikael Granlund took another hit to the head in LA and is officially out for tonights game. Koivu will center the top-line paired with Parise and Coyle. Minnesota is 6-7-1 and averages just 1.64 goals per game without Granlund in the lineup (GULP). Fourth line-grinder Eric Haula will take Granny's spot in the lineup. El Nino will also be out of the lineup and with Cody McCormick scratched, Jack Dowell and Dany Heatley will play on the 4th line tonight.

Minnesota leads the season series against Chicago winning three of  the first four games. Remember like four years ago, when the Wild were down four goals and came back to win in a shootout. Puck drops at 7pm central. The game can be watched on the NBC Sports Network or heard on 100.3 KFAN in the twin cities.

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