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Minnesota Wild vs LA Kings: Game preview/thread 1

Let's get this season started!

Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE


2013-2014 Season
Game one

Minnesota Wild


Los Angeles Kings

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 PM CST

Television: NBCSN, TSN2

Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or
For the Kings perspective, visit our friends at Jewels from the Crown and Battle of Cali

It's finally game night WIlderness. After spending all summer waiting and counting down to the first faceoff of the season, GAME ONE of the the 2013-2014 season is upon us.

Rookie Matt Dumba won't be making his NHL debut tonight, but UMD favorite Justin Fontaine will be.

Some fun facts about tonight's game:

  • The Minnesota Wild have never lost a home opener at the Xcel
  • The Wild roster has 11 1st round picks (Ballard, Coyle, Koivu, Parise, Heatley, Suter, Niederreiter, Granlund, Brodin, Rupp, Dumba)
  • Kaptain Koivu could hit 400 career points tonight with a multi-point game

Tonight will also be Dustin Brown's first trip back to the Xcel after nailing Pominville in the head last season. Pominville, as you should already know, signed a 5 year 28 million dollar contract extension this morning.

Let's get ready for puck drop Wilderness.

Minnesota Wild
LA Kings

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Dany Heatley - Charlie Coyle - Nino Niederreiter
Matt Cooke - Kyle Brodziak - Mikael Granlund
Justin Fontaine - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella- Jared Spurgeon
Keith Ballard - Clayton Stoner

Niklas Backstrom - Josh Harding

Dwight King - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams
Matt Frattin - Mike Richards - Jeff Carter
Dustin Brown - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford - Colin Fraser - Jordan Nolan

Robyn Regehr - Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell - Slava Voynov
Jake Muzzin - Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick - Ben Scrivens