Vancouver Canucks (11-6-2) @ Minnesota Wild (11-4-1)
Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST
Television: KSTC (12/45)
Radio: WCCO 830. Listen live at wccoradio.com
For the Vancouver perspective, check out Canucks Nation
Nolan - Koivu - Bouchard
Reitz - Schultz
Sedin - Sedin - Demitra
Ohlund - Mitchell
- Marian Gaborik and Kurtis Foster are the only injuries the Wild are suffering right now.
- Minnesota is 8-0-0 when Mikko Koivu has a point.
- The Canucks have not lost since facing the Wild over a week ago.
- Word circulating this morning was that Roberto Luongo will get the night off for backup Curtis Sanford.
- Sanford, 3-2 with a 2.63 goals against average in seven all-time appearances against Minnesota, has started just one game this season.
- Nolan Schaefer will head back to Houston
Questions to Answer
- With Luongo getting a night off, can the Wild get to Sanford early and often?
Does Mikko find his touch again?
Does the Wild defense continue to pick up the slack for a lackluster offense?
- Will Backstrom be the backbone of the team again?
- Does Alex Burrows try to throw down with Pierre-Marc Bouchard again?
Jacques Lemaire Pregame Interview
Cal Clutterbuck Pregame Interview