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Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators: Game 81

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Minnesota Wild (38-33-9) vs. Nashville Predators (40-33-8)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: KSTC (12/45)
Listen live on WCCO.com
, or locally at 830 AM

For the Nashville perspective, check out On the Forecheck

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators

Miettinen - Koivu - Brunette
Nolan - Belanger - Gaborik
Clutterbuck - Sheppard - Veilleux
Fritsche - Gillies - Boogaard

Johnsson - Skoula
Zidlicky - Scott
Bergeron - Foster

Backstrom
Harding

Sullivan - Arnott - Dumont
Fiddler - O'Reilly - Ward
Bonk - Smithson - Tootoo
Ortmeyer - Nichol - Hornqvist

Suter - Weber
Zanon - Hamhuis
Koistinen - Klein

Rinne
Ellis

Notes

  • Check out the Nashville preview at On the Forecheck.
  • The Wild are last in the NHL with 27.4 shots on goal per game.
    Marian Gaborik has eight goals and 13 points in nine games and has scored in five straight since returning.
  • Minnesota is 8-4-3 all time vs. Nashville at the X.
  • The Predators are 2-7-1 with two ties in Minnesota since Jan. 4, 2002

Questions to Answer

  1. Will Gaborik continue his hot play?
    Does James Sheppard continue his excellent play?
    Can Koivu get the monkey off his back?
    Will the Wild put the nail in the coffin of the Nashville Predators?
    Is tonight the last chance we have to see Marian Gaborik in a Wild sweater?