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Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks: Game 79

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Minnesota Wild (33-35-10) vs Chicago Blackhawks (44-26-9)

United Center @ 6:00 PM CDTTelevision: FSN
Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or Wild.com

For the Chicago perspective, check out Second City Hockey

Minnesota Wild Chicago Blackhawks

Dany Heatley - Mikko Koivu - Devin Setoguchi
Nick Johnson - Erik Christensen - Jason Zucker
Darroll Powe - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Jed Ortmeyer - Cody Almond - Stephane Veilleux

Kurtis Foster - Nate Prosser
Clayton Stoner
- Tom Gilbert
Justin Falk
- Marco Scandella

Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Viktor Stalberg - Andrew Shaw - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Dave Bolland - Patrick Sharp
Andrew Brunette - Marcus Kruger - Marian Hossa
Brandon Bollig - Brendan Morrison - Jamal Mayers

Brent Seabrook - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Sean O'Donnell - Dylan Olsen

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

A winning streak at a most inopportune time. Excellent play by Erik Christensen. A rookie playing well to make an impression in Jason Zucker. A Chicago team clinching a playoff berth last night. Things just may be aligning for another win for the Wild tonight in Chicago.

Chicago is playing for home ice, but without Jonathan Toews who is the lifeblood of the team. Johnny Oduya and Nick Leddy have been backsliding lately and will need to solidify their play against a Wild team looking to continue to play spoiler and ruin their chances at the lottery.

It's April Fools Day. No jokes please.

Enjoy the game.

Five Questions:

  1. The Jason Zucker - Erik Christensen - Nick Johnson line was excellent last night. Will that continue tonight?
  2. Will Andrew Brunette show the Wild why he still belongs in the NHL?
  3. How many people will long for Nick Leddy?
  4. Where are Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi?
  5. Do the Wild fall out of the bottom five tonight?
Enjoy the Wild's warm up songs before the game: