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Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Game 33

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Minnesota Wild (16-14-2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (16-14-5)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: KSTC (12/45)
Radio:
Listen live on WCCO.com, or locally at 830 AM

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Carolina Hurricanes

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

Burns - Schultz
Reitz - Skoula
Johnsson - Zidlicky

Harding
Backstrom

Samsonov - Staal - Ruutu
Whitney - Brind'Amour - Walker
LaRose - Cullen - Williams
Bayda - Sutter - Eaves

Gleason - Corvo
Pitkanen - Seidenberg
Kaberle - Babchuk

Leighton
Ward


Minnesota Wild Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Eric Belanger illness 12.23.2008

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc-Andre Bergeron lower body 12.23.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kurtis Foster left leg surgery 9.20.2008
Owen Nolan right leg 12.6.2008


Carolina Hurricanes Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Niclas Wallin left leg 12.23.2008

NOTES:

  • Joe Corvo has earned points in four straight
  • The Hurricanes are 7-5-4 on the road
  • Carolina has earned points in seven of its last eight games
  • Carolina is 1-2-0 with two ties in Minnesota, and hasn't won there since a 7-3 victory on Oct. 24, 2001.

Questions to Answer

  1. Can they rebound from a weak performance against the Blues?
    Does Gaborik get on the scoresheet early and often?
    With Bergeron out, does the D improve?
    How long until the fans revolt? Is apathy setting in for yet another pro sports franchise in the Twin Cities?
    Does anyone else miss The Whale?

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