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Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks: Game 58

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Minnesota Wild (29-24-4) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (34-15-8)

United Center @ 6:00 CST

Television: FSN
Listen live on WCCO.com
, or locally at 830 AM

For the Chicago perspective, check out Second City Hockey

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks

Miettinen - Koivu - Bouchard
Nolan - Belanger - Veilleux
Clutterbuck - Sheppard - Fritsche
Weller - Olvecky - Boogaard

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Zidlicky
Skoula - Bergeron

Harding
Backstrom

Versteeg - Toews - Byfuglien
Brouwer - Sharp - Kane
Ladd - Bolland - Havlat
Eager - Fraser - Burish

Wisniewski - Seabrook
Johnson - Campbell
Walker - Barker

Huet
Khabibulin

Notes

  • The Blackhawks are 3-8-3 against Minnesota since Jan. 20, 2006
  • With 2 goals last night, Owen Nolan leads the Wild with 17 goals.
  • The Wild have 15 of their next 19 set on the road.
  • Chicago is 15-4-5 at home and 9-3-0 in the 12 games since the all-star break.
  • Huet is 4-1-0 with a 1.41 goals-against average since Khabibulin went out injured 5 games ago.

Questions to Answer

  1. Which Wild team shows up? The one from Saturday or last week?
  2. Will Owen Nolan and Pierre-Marc Bouchard continue to play well together?
  3. Can the Wild defense stop the surging Blackhawks attack?
  4. Will the Wild maintain their dominance over Chicago?
  5. Can the team get this road trip off to a great start, or do they set themselves up for a bad month?