For the Vancouver perspective, check out Nucks Misconduct
| Minnesota Wild || Vancouver Canucks |
Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Mason Raymond
The story lines are there, the rivalry renewed. Fans assailed in the stands, Luongo chased, punches thrown on the ice, and blood boiling. Tonight, the rematch is in Vancouver. The Wild have had mixed success on the road against the Canucks, but nothing to write home about. After last night's win, the Wild have a genuine winning streak, and continuing that streak on the road would go a long way to assuaging fan fears with this team.
The effort was not there last night, and the Wild found a way to win despite it. Tonight, you can bet the Canucks are going to come out hard and fast, so the Wild will need to match that intensity, or prepare to be run over. The Nucks are hungry, they are at home, and they are not happy. Not to mention that Wild punching bag Roberto Luongo is not starting, so the Wild may actually have to work for a goal in this one.
Oh, and this just in from @mnwild: Clayton Stoner to play in place of Cam Barker. Should be interesting to say the least.
- Can Clayton Stoner show he can play in the NHL?
Does Guillaume Latendresse continue to bounce from line to line?
Can the Wild stay out of the penalty box?
Clicking at 44.4%, can the Wild powerplay win another one?
- Can Cory Schneider wear a Luongo mask and make it easier?
BONUS: Can the Wild put together a 60 minute effort?