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Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers: Game 43

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Minnesota Wild (21-18-3) vs. Edmonton Oilers (21-18-3)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: FSN (HD)
Listen live on
, or locally at 830 AM

For the Oilers perspective, check out Lowetide

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Edmonton Oilers

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

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Skoula
Zidlicky - Bergeron


Penner - Horcoff - Reddox
Brule - Gagner - Cole
Moreau - Cogliano - Pouliot
McIntyre - Brodziak - Potulny

Souray - Gilbert
Grebeshkov - Visnovsky
Smid - Staios



  • The Oilers have scored 35 goals in 11 games since Dec. 22, going 7-4-0 in that span.
  • The defense has scored goals in three of the last four games.
  • The Wild has won the last seven meetings at Xcel Energy Center.
  • The Oilers are without leading scorer Ales Hemsky, which bodes well for the Wild.

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the offense continue their excellent 5 on 5 play from the Phoenix game?
    With Ales Hemsky out, who will step up for the Oilers?
    Can this game set the tone for the second-half divisional meetings?
    Can Koivu or Brunette find the back of the net?
  2. Roloson hasn't performed well against his old club, will tonight be different?
  3. Can Owen Nolan continue his excellent play?

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