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Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks: Gamethread one

Captain little brother Koivu vs Alternate Captain big brother Koivu. Who wins?

PPG specialist Jonas Brodin
PPG specialist Jonas Brodin


2013-2014 Season
Game two

Minnesota Wild


Anaheim Ducks

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 PM CST

Television: FSN North, Prime

Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or
For the Ducks perspective, visit our friends at Anaheim Calling

Five Questions:

1. The Minnesota Wild dominated possession against an elite team in the Los Angeles Kings. Can they do the same against the Ducks?

2. The top line of Parise-Koivu-Pominville was kept off the scoresheet, despite 8 shots by Parise. Will they get on the board?

3. Will Mathew Dumba impress in his first NHL start?

4. The Baby-Faced Brigade Power Play notched a goal on Thursday. Can they continue to be our Saviors from the Succubus?

5. The Wild lost a heart-breaker in the shootout in their Opener, the Ducks were massacred in theirs. Who wants this game more?

Won't bog this down with more previews, but "LET'S PLAY HOCKEY!!"

*Ducks line-up is speculative. No word on their line yet

Minnesota Wild
Anaheim Ducks

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 - Mathew Dumba

Niklas Backstrom - Josh Harding

Dustin Penner - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Jakob Silfverberg - Mathieu Perreault - Kyle Palmieri
Daniel Winnik - Saku Koivu - Andrew Cogliano
Matt Beleskey - Nick Bonino - Patrick Maroon

Francois Beauchemin - Hampus Lindholm
Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy
Bryan Allen - Sami Vatanen

Jonas Hiller - Viktor Fasth