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Minnesota Wild vs Carolina Hurricanes: Game 71

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Minnesota Wild (29-31-10) vs Carolina Hurricanes (27-29-15)

Xcel Energy Center @ 1:00 PM CDTTelevision: FSN
Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or Wild.com

For the Carolina perspective, check out Canes Country

Minnesota Wild Carolina Hurricanes

Dany Heatley - Kyle Brodziak - Nick Palmieri
Cal Clutterbuck - Matt Cullen - Devin Setoguchi
Stephane Veilleux - Warren Peters - Jed Ortmeyer
Matt Kassian - Erik Christensen - Darroll Powe

Marco Scandella - Clayton Stoner
Steven Kampfer - Tom Gilbert
Nate Prosser - Justin Falk

Matt Hackett
Josh Harding

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Tuomo Ruutu
Andreas Nodl - Jussi Jokinen - Chad LaRose
Pat Dwyer - Brandon Sutter - Drayson Bowman
Derek Joslin - Tim Brent - Anthony Stewart

Bryan Allen - Tim Gleason
Jay Harrison - Justin Faulk
Jaroslav Spacek - Jamie McBain

am Ward
Brian Boucher

The Wild are being quiet if Mikko Koivu returns today or not. Our bet is yes, but that has not been told to us just yet. We will update when we know.

As for the game, The Dive for Top Five is on the line here. The Wild currently own the fifth pick. As loss today, and an OT game between the Canadiens and Islanders, and the Wild would be in the third overall position. Third. The Wild have been this high since December.

Wait. That's not funny.

The game promises to be everything and nothing all at the same time. Downtown St. Paul is going to be a zoo with the parade and WCHA Final Five finals later today. If you're going, arrive early, and have a plan.

Enjoy the game.

Five Questions:

  1. Can the Dive for Top Five end in top three by the end of the day?
  2. Does Koivu return?
  3. Can the Wild put up a good fight, and lose valiantly?
  4. What does downtown St. Paul look like on St. Patrick's day on a Saturday?
  5. If we say Devin Setoguchi hasn't played well, will he play well?
Enjoy the Wild's warm up songs before the game: