Minnesota Wild (15-10-1) @ Phoenix Coyotes (13-13-2)
Jobing.com Arena @ 8:00 CST
Television: FSN (HD)
Listen live on WCCO.com, or locally at 830 AM
For the Phoenix perspective, check out Five for Howling
Veilleux - Koivu - Mittens
Johnsson - Schultz
Boedker - Jokinen - Mueller
Jovanovski - Morris
Minnesota Wild Injuries
Phoenix Coyotes Injuries
|Player||Injury Type||Injury Date|
|Mikael Tellqvist||lower body||12.11.2008|
- Krys Kolanos was returned to Houston and Owen Nolan is not on the trip.
Wild All-Time Record vs. Phoenix: 15-10-5 (7-6-2 at Jobing.com Arena)
- The Wild have beaten Phoenix in 9 straight
- Olli Jokinen, Phoenix's second-leading scorer with 20 points in 22 games, missed six straight with a shoulder injury before returning Wednesday night.
- Niklas Backstrom won all eight of his career games against the Coyotes with three shutouts and a 1.13 goals-against average.
- Gaborik has missed 24 straight games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.
Questions to Answer
- Can the Wild offense turn around?
Will the time off do the offense good?
Can we get Burnsie back to the blue line again please?
Will the special teams once again save the Wild?
Will Niklas Backstrom get on a hot streak again, heading into a West coast swing?