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Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks: Game 50

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Minnesota Wild (25-21-3) vs. Anaheim Ducks (26-22-5)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: KSTC (12/45)
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For the Ducks perspective, check out Battle of California

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Anaheim Ducks

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

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Skoula
Zidlicky - Bergeron

Backstrom
Harding

Ryan - Getzlaf - Perry
Kunitz - Ebbettt - Morrison
Moen - Pahlsson - Niedermayer
Beleskey - Marchant - Parros

Pronger - Mikkelson
Niedermayer - Festerling
Hedican - Montador

Hiller
Giguere

Notes

  • Anaheim has won three of four since the break.
  • The Wild average 2.6 goals per game on the season, but they have averaged 3.5 over their last eight games.
  • Jonas Hiller is 2-0 with a 1.89 goals-against average in four career appearances against Minnesota.
  • Anaheim has at least one power-play goal in nine consecutive games, and scored two on Monday.
  • Corey Perry has five goals and three assists during a five-game point streak against the Wild.

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild show some kind of consistency?
    Do they get payback for the shutout in January?
    Can the Wild stop Corey Perry?
    Do the new guys fit yet?
    Will Pierre-Marc Bouchard stay on this hot streak since the All-Star break?