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Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings: Game thread 1

Wild take on the Kings tonight at Xcel Energy Center

Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE


Minnesota Wild (20-11-2)


Los Angeles Kings (19-12-2)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 PM CST
Television: FS-N,FS-WI, FS-W
Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or

For the Los Angeles Kings perspective, check out our friends at Jewels From the Crown and Battle of Cali

Minnesota Wild LA Kings

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Matt Cullen - Devin Setoguchi
Dany Heatley - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Mike Rupp - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon
Brett Clark - Tom Gilbert

Niklas Backstrom
Matt Hackett

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

Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi - Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez - Keaton Ellerby

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

Five Questions:

1.) Last night was a rough night for the Wild. Do they bounce back to show the fans and critics alike that they are the real deal?

2.) It looks like Clark will make his debut with the Wild. Improvement, or massive improvement over Falk?

3.) How does Backstrom look after his much deserved night off?

4.) In order to best the Kings, the Wild need to be tough on the forecheck. Can they keep the Kings on their heels?

5.) Can the blue line keep it together outside of the top pairing?