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Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets: Preseason Game 6

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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CDT

Television: Locally on KSTC Channel 45 (HD)
Listen live on
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For the Columbus perspective, check out The Cannon

Minnesota Wild
Columbus Blue Jackets

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

Nick Schultz - Brent Burns
Drew Bagnall - Justin Falk
Greg Zanon - Marco Scandella

Niklas Backstrom
Anton Khudobin

Kristian Huselius - Antoine Vermette - Rick Nash
RJ Umberger - Derik Brassard - Jakub Voracek
Ethan Moreau - Sammy Phalsson - Derek Dorsett
Chris Clark - Derek MacKenzie - Mike Blunden

Jan Hejda - David Savard
Mark Methot - Anton Stralman
Fydor Tyutin - Grant Clitsome

Steve Mason
David LeNeveu

With zero wins in the post season, and a late flight to Finland, the Wild are desperate for a win. However, they lost just two days ago to a Columbus team that was no where near as talented as the one slated to skate tonight, and the excuse reason given for that loss was the loss of Marek Zidlicky early in the game. Guess what? He won't play at all tonight, so now what? It is time for the Wild to show something, and this is their last chance before they start to count.

Five Questions:

1. After giving up two goals to the C Blue Jackets, can the Wild's team defense shut down the like of Rick Nash?

2. Backstrom's play was one of the strong points for two periods in the last match. Does that continue, and can he put it together for the full 60 minutes?

3. Kobasew on the Twilight line tonight. Can he be more effective there than Clutterbuck was?

4. Still no Clayton Stoner. Has Justin Falk stolen the sixth spot, and how will Falk look this evening?

5.Final chance for the rookies to make an impression. How will Falk, Scandella, and Bagnall handle the pressure?