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Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings: Game 45

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Minnesota Wild (23-19-3) @ Los Angeles Kings (17-20-7)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

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

For the Kings perspective, check out Battle of California

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Los Angeles Kings

Miettinen - Koivu - Bouchard
Nolan - Belanger - Veilleux
Gillies - Kolanos - Clutterbuck
Boogaard - Sheppard - Irmen

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Skoula
Zidlicky - Bergeron

Backstrom
Harding

Frolov - Kopitar - Simmonds
Calder - Handzus - Brown
O'Sullivan - Stoll - Purcell
Ivanans - Boyle - Zeiler

Quincey - Doughty
O'Donnell - Greene
Gauthier - Johnson

Quick
Ersberg

Notes

  • Wild record against the Kings: 13-8-8.
  • Minnesota is 7-1-1 against the Kings over the last two seasons.
  • The Kings have been outscored 15-4 during its four-game losing streak.
  • The Kings have failed to convert on 24 straight power-play opportunities over the last four games.

Questions to Answer

  1. Will the Wild avenge a bad loss in December at Staples Center?
  2. Can the Wild stop Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar?
  3. Do the defensemen continue playing well in the offensive zone?
  4. Does Brunette feel ill effects from last night's performance after suffering the injury last Saturday?
  5. Do the Wild once again fall victim to the "play to the level of the opposition" mentality they have so often played this year?