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Minnesota Wild vs New York Islanders: Game Two

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Minnesota Wild (1-0-0) vs New York Islanders (0-1-0)

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Noon CDT Television: Fox Sports North
Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or listen here

For the Islanders perspective, check out Lighthouse Hockey

Minnesota Wild
New York Islanders

Devin Setoguchi - Mikko Koivu - Dany Heatley
Guillaume Latendresse - Matt Cullen - Brett BulmerColton Gillies - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Matt Kassian -Darroll Powe - Nick Johnson

Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Marco Scandella - Nick Schultz
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon

Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Matt Moulson - John Tavares - P.A. Parenteau
Kyle Okposo - Frans Nielsen - Michael Grabner
Brian Rolston - Josh Bailey - Blake Comeau
Matt Martin - Marty Reasoner - Jay Pandolfo

Mark Streit - Steve Staios
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Mike Mottau - Mark Eaton

Al Montoya
Rick DiPietro

The Wild are coming off a fantastic opening night performance, and now travel for a quick trip to Long Island to face the Islanders on Columbus Day, playing at noon. This is just ridiculous, but hey, happy Thanksgiving Canada!

This is a game of young talent versus young talent with some veteran leadership thrown in for good measure. Can the Wild continue their dominant play against Eastern foes or will the Islanders finally start putting their young talent together?

Five Questions:

  1. Does the top line continue their dominance
  2. With Bouchard suspended, will the second line falter in providing secondary scoring?
  3. Does Marco Scandella build on a solid opening night?
  4. Will the Wild continue to be outshot?
  5. How does Matt Kassian look in his first game back?