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Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche: Game 70

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Colorado Avalanche (31-38-1) @ Minnesota Wild (32-29-8)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CDT

Television: FSN (HD)
Radio: Listen Live

For the Colorado perspective, check out Mile High Hockey

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Colorado Avalanche

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

Johnsson - Schultz
Zidlicky - Skoula
Bergeron - Fostger

Harding
Backstrom

Smyth - Wolski - Hejduk
Svatos - Arneson - Jones
McLeod - Guite - Tucker
Stewart - Hensick - Laperriere

Foote - Clark
Liles - Hannan
Salei - Leopold

Raycroft
Budaj

NOTES:

  • The Wild have given up 3.40 goals per game in its last 10.
  • Still no Brent Burns or Marian Gaborik.
    Colorado is nine points behind the Wild.
  • Peter Budaj is 8-7-2 with a 2.77 GAA against the Wild.
  • Minnesota is 7-1-2 in its last 10 regular-season meetings with Colorado.

Questions to Answer

  1. Any chance the Wild find their stride for the last 13 games?
    Can Backstrom get on a hot streak?
    Will the luck of the Irish pay dividends for Northern Ireland's own Owen Nolan?
    Will the Wild's offense get on track?
    Can Mikko Koivu find his game?