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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Game 52

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Minnesota Wild (24-23-4) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (20-24-9)

Xcel Energy Center @ 8:00 CST

Television: FSN(HD)
Radio: WCCO AM, or online at

For the Columbus perspective, check out The Cannon Game Preview

Minnesota Wild

Columbus Blue Jackets

Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
Owen Nolan - Eric Belanger - Cal Clutterbuck
Guillaume Latendresse - Kyle Brodziak - Martin Havlat
James Sheppard - Andrew Ebbett
- Robbie Earl

Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Kim Johnsson - Brent Burns
Shane Hnidy - Nick Schultz

Niklas Backstrom

R.J. Umberger - Antoine Vermette - Rick Nash
Raffi Torres - Derick Brassard - Jakub Voracek
Kristian Huselius - Samuel Pahlsson - Chris Clark
Fredrik Modin - Derek Dorsett - Jared Boll

Fedor Tyutin - Anton Stralman
Jan Hejda - Marc Methot
Mathieu Roy - Kris Russell

Mathieu Garon
Steve Mason

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild possibly come flying out of the gate?
  2. Can Rick Nash be held in check?
    21 hours of hockey on FSN. Any chance of burnout by the end of the day?
    The Wild are 13-3-1 against Columbus at the X. Can they make it 14-3-1?
    Will Niklas Backstrom find his game again?