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Gamethread: Bruins at Wild

Chahlie comes home, Sturm debuts, Parise sits, and the Wild appreciate their fans in the last home game of the season.

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The final home game of the season sees some interesting storylines. Charlie Coyle plays on Xcel Energy ice for the first time since the trade deadline. Recent college free agent acquisition Nico Sturm starts his first NHL game as the third line center between Jordan Greenway and Victor Rask. Zach Parise will miss this one (as well as the last game of the season vs. the Stars) with not only a possible nagging injury, but officially also the flu.

The Wild have shined against top-tier competition (Jets, Capitals, Lightning), but have struggled at home all season. Will they give their hometown faithful a reason to cheer them off the ice for the final time?

The puck drops at 7 p.m.

TV: FSN / Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM

Starting lineups thanks to

Wild Starting Lineup

Bruins Starting Lineup