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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Game 1

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Minnesota Wild (0-0-0) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (0-0-0)

Nationwide Arena @ 6:00 CDT

Television: KSTC (12/45)
Audio from tonight's game will be streamed live via WCCO on CBS radio.

For the Columbus perspective, check out The Cannon

Minnesota Wild

Columbus Blue Jackets

Forwards
Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Martin Havlat
Owen Nolan - Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Petr Sykora
Antti Miettinen - James Sheppard - Cal Clutterbuck
John Scott - Eric Belanger - Kyle Brodziak

Defense
Nick Schultz - Kim Johnsson
Greg Zanon - Brent Burns
Shane Hnidy - Marek Zidlicky

Goalies
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Forwards
Kristian Huselius - Derick Brassard - Rick Nash
Nikita Filatov - Antoine Vermette - Jakub Voracek
Jason Chimera - Samuel Pahlsson - R.J. Umberger
Raffi Torres - Andrew Murray - Derek Dorsett

Defense
Fedor Tyutin - Rostislav Klesla
Jan Hejda - Mike Commodore
Marc Methot - Kris Russell

Goalies
Steve Mason
Mathieu Garon

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild show consistency in the new system?
    Who is going to be the captain?
    Who will try to take off Belanger's head?
    Will the vets perform on little preparation?
    Can the Wild win their 5th consecutive opener?