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Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks: Game 25

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Vancouver Canucks (14-10-2) vs Minnesota Wild (15-8-1)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: KSTC 45/12 (HD)
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 - Bouchard
Brunette - Belanger - Burns
Veilleux - Sheppard - Nolan
Clutterbuck - Pouliot - Boogaard

Reitz - Schultz
Bergeron - Skoula
Johnsson - Zidlicky

Harding
Backstrom

Sedin - Sedin - Demitra
Burrows - Kesler - Hansen
Pyatt - Wellwood - Ouellet
Hordichuk - Johnson - Raymond

Ohlund - Mitchell
Salo - Edler
Davison - Baumgartner

Schneider
Sanford


Minnesota Wild Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marian Gaborik lower body 10.15.2008
Kurtis Foster left leg surgery 9.20.2008


Vancouver Canucks Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Roberto Luongo strained left groin 11.24.2008
Ryan Johnson broken right index finger/left foot 11.27.2008
Rick Rypien sports hernia surgery 10.21.2008

NOTES:

  • Vancouver rookie goaltender Cory Schneider (3.24 GAA / .889 save %) is still looking for his first NHL win. He’s 0-2 lifetime.
  • The Canucks look to prevent a fifth consecutive loss for the first time in almost three years
  • The Canucks have gone 1-4-0 without Luongo
  • Mikko Koivu is 4-6 for 10 points in this 6 game scoring streak.

Questions to Answer

  1. With no Luongo, and Sanford pulled last night, can the Wild jump on the third Canuck keeper they've faced this season?
    Will they build on a strong showing against St. Louis?
    Will the Sedin's telepathy once again destroy the Wild chance of winning?
    Does Mikko keep it up again? Is his back hurting from carrying the team?
    Will the Wild lead the Northwest after tonight?

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