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TV: FS-N, CSNMA
Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM; listen on wild.com
Tonight's lines look to be the same as Tuesday's (with the exception of Prosser taking Ballard's place with Stoner because of his injury):
Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle
Nino Niederreiter - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville
Matt Cooke - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine
Dany Heatley - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell
Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon
Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser
Clayton Stoner - Mathew Dumba
Josh Harding - Niklas Backstrom
Martin Erat - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Brooks Laich - Marcus Johansson - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Mikhail Grabovski - Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Nate Schmidt - Mike Green
Alexander Urbom - Steve Oleksy
1. Despite the slow start the Wild have had in the first period over the past few games, they've managed to pick up the pace and then come out with the W. Can they keep that going tonight?
2. The Capitals lines are full of some amazing players. Will our defense do what they can to prevent them from getting scoring chances as much as possible?
3. Harding has been amazing so far with a GAA and SV% that lead all the NHL right now. Can he keep his hot streak going and prevent the Capitals from scoring when he can?
4. Our penalty kill was perfect in our last game, as we didn't allow any PPGs in our game on Tuesday against the Flames. Can they keep that going against this team who has the league's best power play percentage?
5. Relating to my previous question, can the WIld stay out of the box as much as possible tonight?