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Minnesota Wild @ Los Angeles Kings: Game 39

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Minnesota Wild (19-16-3) @ Los Angeles Kings (22-13-3)

Staples Center @ 9:30 CST

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

For the Kings perspective, check out Battle of California

Wild.com Game Preview

Minnesota Wild

Los Angeles Kings

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

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

Goalies
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Forwards
Alexander Frolov - Anze Kopitar - Teddy Purcell
Dustin Brown - Michal Handzus - Wayne Simmonds
Scott Parse - Oscar Moller - Brad Richardson
Raitis Ivanans - Ryan Smyth - Brandon Segal

Defense
Rob Scuderi - Drew Doughty
Jack Johnson - Davis Drewiske
Matt Greene - Sean O'Donnell

Goalies
Jonathan Quick
Erik Ersberg

Questions to Answer

  1. The Kings have owned the Wild the past couple seasons. Will this continue?
    With Kobasew out, does this give Sheppard an opportunity to find his way back into the lineup?
    Can the Wild keep Anze Koptiar off the scoreboard?
    Guillaume Latendresse is using his size and skill and getting big minutes. The minutes are paying off. Will they continue to turn into points and wins?
    Kobasew's energy and effort has been paramount in the turnaround of the team. Who will replace that?