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Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game 57

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Detroit Red Wings (39-12-8) @ Minnesota Wild (28-24-4)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: FSN (HD)
Radio: Listen Live

For the Detroit perspective, check out Winging it in Motown

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Detroit Red Wings

Miettinen - Koivu - Brunette
Nolan - Belanger - Bouchard
Clutterbuck - Sheppard - Veilleux
Fritsche - Gillies - Olvecky

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Zidlicky
Skoula - Bergeron


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Sanuelsson
Franzen - Filppula - Hossa
Hudler - Helm - Cleary
Leino - Draper - Kopecky

Kronwall - Lidstrom
Lilja - Rafalski
Meech - Chelios



  • The Wild haven't won since losing to the Red Wings on February 12.
    Detroit is 10-0-2 in 10 meetings with Minnesota since a 4-2 home loss on Jan. 3, 2006.
  • Andrew Brunette, owner of the longest playing streak in the NHL, is a game-time decision.

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild get more than one shot in a period tonight?
    Does Mike Greenlay make anyone else want to shove pencils through their eardrums?
    Will anyone provide a spark, the way Olvecky, Gillies, Sheppard, Fritsche and Olvecky did in the second period against Calgary?
    Can the Wild keep Detroit under 5?
    Has Lemaire lost the team?