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Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets: Game 4

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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00PM CDT

Television: KSTC (HD)
Listen live on
Wild.com, or locally at 830 AM

For the Columbus perspective, check out The Cannon

Minnesota Wild
Columbus Blue Jackets


Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
Cal Clutterbuck - Matt Cullen - Martin Havlat
Guillaume Latendresse - Kyle Brodziak - Chuck Kobasew
Brad Staubitz - John Madden - Eric Nystrom

Marek Zidlicky - Greg Zanon
Nick Schultz - Brent Burns
Cam Barker - Justin Falk

Niklas Backstrom
Jose Theodore


Rick Nash - Antoine Vermette - Jakub Voracek
Kristian Huselius - Derik Brassard - Nikita Filatov
RJ Umberger - Samuel Phalsson - Ethan Moreau
Chris Clark - Derek MacKenzie - Derek Dorsett

Jan Hejda - Kris Russell
Fydor Tyutin - Nate Guenin
Mark Methot - Rodislav Klesla

Mathieu Garon
Steve Mason

The Wild has not performed well against the Jackets this season, dropping both matches is embarrassing fashion during the pre-season. However, the Jackets are on the second day of a back to back, and flew in last night. Could fatigue play a role, and allow the Wild to pull out a victory? Probable starter Garon owns a 6-3-1 record against the Wild, but the Wild's power play is clicking, and the team defense was solid against the Oilers. If the Wild can stay out of the penalty box, and can play a similar game, the Jackets should not be impossible to beat.

Five Questions:

1.Will the Wild power play be perfect tonight?

2. Do the Wild build on the first win, or let it slip away?

3. Rick Nash has always been a problem for the Wild. Can they shut him down without forgetting about Filatov the phenom?

4. Is tonight the night Martin Havlat breaks loose?

5.Over under on goals for Koivu tonight is set at 2. What is your bet?

BONUS:

6. Can the Wild put together a 60 minute effort?