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Minnesota Wild v. Chicago Blackhawks: Game thread

Wild take on the first team to clinch a playoff berth tonight

Kirk Irwin


Minnesota Wild (22-14-2)


Chicago Blackhawks (29-5-4)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 PM CST
Television: TSN2,NBCSN,CSN-CH (not FSN tonight folks)
Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or

For the Blackhawks perspective, visit Second City hockey

Minnesota Wild Chicago Blackhawks

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Kyle Brodziak - Devin Setoguchi
Charlie Coyle - Mikhial Granlund - Cal Clutterbuck
Mike Rupp - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon
Justin Falk - Nate Prosser

Niklas Backstrom
Darcey Kuemper

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Marcus Kruger - Patrick Kane
Viktor Stalberg - Michal Handzus- Bryan Bickell
Michael Frolik- Andrew Shaw - Daniel Carcillo

Duncan Keith - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya-Michal Rozsival

Ray Emery
Corey Crawford

5 Questions

  1. Last time the Hawks were in town, the Wild managed to be the first team to get 2 pts from them. Can they do it again?
  2. Granlund and Coyle have had really good chemistry together between the AHL and the NHL. Is tonight another showing like it was in Columbus?
  3. The blue line was pretty stronger on Sunday. Can they keep it up?
  4. How silly does Patrick Kane make the Wild look?
  5. Is this a good game that showcase why the Wild and Hawks could be future division "rivals"?
    The Wild host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight in the final match between these two teams in the regular season. With the Hawks clinching a playoff berth, it's possible that they don't spread themselves too thin, and let the Wild have the 2pts here tonight.
    Who am I kidding?! The Hawks are hungry for more points, and there's no way they take it easy on the Wild tonight, who are going to have to battle hard all night to get the win. Should be a great game.