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Gameday Thread: Wild vs. Golden Knights (7 p.m.)

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Wild back home to defend their castle from the pillaging Knights

Minnesota Wild v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights are in town for some Monday Night Hockey(tm) to take on the Minnesota Wild back at the X, kicking off an actual, real-deal homestand for the first time since January (a two-game set with Los Angeles notwithstanding).

For the Wild, Kaapo Kahkonen gets the net and Carson Soucy returns to the lineup on the third D pairing, re-taking his spot from Brad Hunt.

Vegas might be missing Mark Stone, who missed the third period of Saturday’s game versus the San Jose Sharks, though Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer says Stone’s absence was “precautionary.” Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden McNabb are also game-time decisions.

Will home cooking fix what’s been ailing the wild, losers of three of their last four? Sound off in the comments below!


Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights

When: 7:00 p.m. CT

Where: Xcel Energy Center

TV: Fox Sports North

Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM

Projected Lines

Vegas Golden Knights

Pacioretty - Stephenson - Stone*

Marchessault - Karlsson - Smith

Roy - Glass - Tuch

Carrier - Nosek - Reaves

Theodore - Martinez

Holden - Pietrangelo*

Hague - Whitecould

Fleury

Dansk

* - Game-time decisions. Brayden McNabb is also a game-time decision

Minnesota Wild

Greenway - Eriksson Ek - Foligno

Kaprizov - Rask - Zuccarello

Parise - Bjugstad - Fiala

Sturm - Bonino - Rau

Suter - Spurgeon

Brodin - Dumba

Cole - Soucy

Kahkonen

Talbot