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Minnesota Wild @ Edmonton Oilers: Game 76

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Minnesota Wild (35-32-8) vs. Edmonton Oilers (36-30-9)

Rexall Place @ 7:00 CDT

Television: FSN (HD)
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 - Sheppard - Brunette
Nolan - Koivu - Gaborik
Veilleux - Belanger - Clutterbuck
Weller - Fritsche - Kolanos

Johnsson - Schultz
Zidlicky - Skoula
Scott - Bergeron

Backstrom
Harding

Nilsson - Horcoff - Hemsky
Moreau - Brodziak - Penner
O'Sullivan - Gagner - Kotalik
Reddox - Cogliano - Pisani

Souray - Staios
Grebeshkov - Gilbert
Smid - Strudwick

Roloson
Drouin-Deslauriers

Notes

  • The Edmonton Oilers are tied with St. Louis for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
  • Edmonton is 16-13-6 at home
  • The Oilers have won four in a row overall at home versus Minnesota.
  • The Wild recalled Krys Kolanos and Anton Khudobin (on emergency recall).
    The Wild are three points back of the Oilers for the final playoff position.
  • Mikko Koivu is a game-time decision.
  • Pierre-Marc Bouchard is out with a concussion.

Questions to Answer

  1. Will the Wild go hard tonight, since a loss is the final straw in the season?
    Is Koivu playing really a smart decision? We know what happened when Gaborik tried to come back early?
    Will the Curse of Alberta continue?
    Is Backstrom's season done?
    Do you bother trying to get Koivu, Bouchard and Burns back on the ice?