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Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche: Game 38

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Colorado Avalanche (19-18-1) @ Minnesota Wild (18-16-3)

Pepsi Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: FSN (HD)
Radio: Listen Live

For the Colorado perspective, check out Mile High Hockey

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Colorado Avalanche

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

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Skoula
Zidlicky - Scott

Harding
Backstrom

Smyth - Wolski - Hejduk
Svatos - Arneson - Jones
McLeod - Guite - Tucker
Stewart - Hensick - Laperriere

Foote - Clark
Liles - Hannan
Salei - Leopold

Budaj
Raycroft

NOTES:

  • The Wild dropped into last place in the Northwest after losing 10 of 14 games (4-9-1) in December.
  • Niklas Backstrom is 8-2-1 versus the Avalanche.
  • Pierre-Marc Bouchard has three goals in two games versus the Avalanche this season.
  • Minnesota looks to earn at least one point in three consecutive games for the first time since mid-November.

Questions to Answer

  1. With no Sakic, Stastny or McCormick, and Wolski moving to center, can the Avalanche find an offensive groove?
    Will the Wild bounce back from a heart-breaking loss to the Red Wings?
    With 33:33 of TOI last night, and Brent Burns have the juice to put in another workmanlike performance tonight?
    Can Nolan and Miettinen continue to contribute offensively?
    Will the kids perform, or continue to flounder?