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Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks: Game 43

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Minnesota Wild (20-19-3) @ Chicago Blackhawks (29-10-3)

United Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: VS (HD)
Radio: BOB 106.1 FM or KBGY 107.5 FM, or online at Wild.com

For the Chicago perspective, check out Second City Hockey

Wild.com Game Preview

Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks

Forwards
Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
James Sheppard - Eric Belanger - Cal Clutterbuck
Guillaume Latendresse - Andrew Ebbett - Martin Havlat
Petr Sykora - Kyle Brodziak
- Derek Boogaard

Defense
Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Kim Johnsson - Clayton Stoner
Shane Hnidy - Nick Schultz

Goalies
Josh Harding
Niklas Backstrom

Forwards
Troy Brouwer - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane
Andrew Ladd - Patrick Sharp - Marian Hossa
Dustin Byfuglien - John Madden - Kris Versteeg
Ben Eager - Colin Fraser - Tomas Kopecky

Defense
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Brian Campbell - Jordan Hendry
Brent Sopel
- Niklas Hjalmarsson

Goalies
Cristobal Huet
Antti Niemi

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild make their fathers proud and get a win over the best team in the NHL?
  2. MIkko Koivu is on a six-game point streak, can he make it seven?
  3. With Martin Havlat finally finding his game, can he stick it to his former squad with a few points?
  4. Looks like Owen Nolan is out tonight. Can James Sheppard brush off the rust and get into the game, or will he find himself on the fourth line and Petr Sykora or Martin Havlat stepping up to the second?
  5. Josh Harding is getting the start tonight. Is he going to find the winning touch?
  6. Can I say this without being shredded? I love the Chicago Blackhawks. They are everything that is good about a rebuilding program. Now ... if only they can keep this team together. I don't see how that's going to be possible considering they have a $60.6M cap hit in 2010-2011 with only 16 players under contract (11 forwards, 5 defensemen, 1 goaltender). How will they work this out? Who will they move?