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Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers: Game 34

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Minnesota Wild (16-14-3) vs. Edmonton Oilers (15-17-4)

Xcel Energy Center @ 6:00 CST

Television: FSN (HD)Radio: WCCO 830AM, or online at Wild.com

For the Edmonton perspective, check out The Copper & Blue

Wild.com Game Preview

Minnesota Wild

Edmonton Oilers

Forwards
Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
Cal Clutterbuck - Kyle Brodziak - Chuck Kobasew
Guillaume Latendresse - Eric Belanger - Martin Havlat
Owen Nolan - James Sheppard
- Derek Boogaard

Defense
Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Kim Johnsson - Clayton Stoner
Shane Hnidy - Nick Schultz

Goalies
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Forwards
Gilbert Brule - Sam Gagner - Dustin Penner
Jean-Francois Jacques - Shawn Horcoff - Patrick O'Sullivan
Ethan Moreau - Ryan Potulny - Andrew Cogliano
Robert Nilsson - Ryan Stone - Zack Stortini

Defense
Lubomir Visnovsky - Ladislav Smid
Sheldon Souray - Tom Gilbert
Steve Staios - Jason Strudwick

Goalies
Jeff Deslauriers
Bryan Pitton

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild get back on track by beating a team below them in the standings?
    With the flu going around the locker room, is chicken soup on the menu for the pre-game meal?
    Will Niklas Backstromget back on his game, or are we seeing a long-term problem?
    Derek Boogaard has been on the verge of scoring all year, will tonight bring a Christmas miracle for #24?
    Will snowmaggedon and the weather terrorists end the Wild's sell-out streak?