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Minnesota Wild @ Edmonton Oilers: Game 61

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Minnesota Wild (30-25-5) vs. Edmonton Oilers (30-26-5)

Rexall Place @ 9:00 CST

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

For the Oilers perspective, check out Lowetide

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Edmonton Oilers

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

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Skoula
Zidlicky - Bergeron

Backstrom
Harding

Penner - Horcoff - Hemsky
Nilsson - Potulny - Cole
Moreau - Cogliano - Pouliot
McIntyre - Brodziak - Reddox

Souray - Gilbert
Grebeshkov - Visnovsky
Smid - Staios

Roloson
Drouin-Deslauriers

Notes

  • Backstrom is 11-1-0 with a 1.80 GAA in 14 career matchups against the Oilers
  • The home team has won all three games in this season's series, and the last seven meetings overal

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild rebound from last night?
  2. Will they provide any sense of offense at all?
  3. Will Craig Weller try to get payback?
  4. Biggest impact tonight, Horcoff or Hemsky?
  5. Does a loss tonight send them into a downward spiral to the trade deadline?