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Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche: Game 30

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Minnesota Wild (13-13-3) @ Colorado Avalanche (17-9-6)

Pepsi Center @ 8:00 CST

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

For the Colorado perspective, check out Mile High Hockey

Wild.com Game Preview

Minnesota Wild

Colorado Avalanche

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

Defense
Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Kim Johnsson - Nick Schultz
Shane Hnidy - John Scott

Goalies
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Forwards
Wojtek Wolski - Paul Stastny - Chris Stewart
T.J. Galiardi - Matt Duchene - Milan Hejduk
Cody McLeod - Ryan O'Reilly - Darcy Tucker
David Koci - Matt Hendricks - Marek Svatos

Defense
John-Michael Liles - Brett Clark
Scott Hannan - Kyle Quincey
Adam Foote - Ryan Wilson

Goalies
Peter Budaj
Tyler Weiman

Questions to Answer

  1. Can they come out hot and bounce back from a horrible performance in Phoenix?
  2. With no Andrew Ebbett, who is going to provide his spark?
  3. What kind of effect will punishing Martin Havlat have on his play?
  4. Can the Wild get to Budaj and rattle him?
  5. Mikko Koivu has been the engine driving this machine, will he continue his excellent play?