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Minnesota Wild @ Vancouver Canucks: Game 13

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Vancouver Canucks (8-6-0) vs Minnesota Wild (8-3-1)

GM Place @ 9:00 CST

Television: FSN and NHL Network
Radio: WCCO 830. Listen live at wccoradio.com

For the Vancouver perspective, check out Canucks Nation

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Vancouver Canucks

Miettinen - Koivu - Brunette
Veilleux - Belanger - Bouchard
Clutterbuck - Sheppard - Kolanos
Weller - Pouliot - Boogaard

Reitz - Schultz
Bergeron - Skoula
Johnsson - Zidlicky

Harding
Backstrom

Burrows - Sedin - Hansen
Raymond - Kesler - Bernier
Sedin - Wellwood - Ouellet
Pyatt - Johnson - Brown

Bieksa - Mitchell
Ohlund - Edler
Davison - O'Brien

Luongo
Sanford

NOTES:

  • Burns, Gaborik and Nolan area still in the Twin Cities, with no word oin when they will return.
  • Pavol Demitra will have to wait another time to underachieve against the Wild like he underachieved for the Wild, as he's still out injured.
  • Roberto Luongo, who leads the league with four shutouts, hasn't been scored on since the second period against Detroit in a 3-2 loss, a streak of 141:07. However, Luongo only has an .866 save percentage against Minnesota.
  • The Wild won five of the last six meetings with the Canucks last season. Niklas Backstrom is 5-0-1 against the Canucks with a 2.02 goals against average and .931 save percentage.

  • Henrik Sedin has tallied 28 points (5-23=28) in 44 games against Minnesota. Daniel Sedin has recorded 27 points (9-18=27) in 42 contests

Questions to Answer

  1. Can they solve Luongo?
    Can the Wild win the shot count?
    Can the Wild finally stop the Sedins?
  2. Will Backstrom be the backbone of the team again?
  3. Anyone else hate the Canucks? No? Just me?