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The Wild's week ahead

  • January 15, 2012 - 12:38 AM

Tuesday: at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. (FSN). Thursday: at Toronto, 6 p.m. (FSN). Saturday: vs. Dallas, 8 p.m. (FSN).

Player to watch: Phil Kessel, Toronto The former Gopher who was the last player chosen during last season's NHL All-Star Game fantasy draft is having the last laugh. The Maple Leafs center is second in the NHL with 24 goals -- 19 of which have come at even strength.

Voices "Old-man strength." — Wild center Matt Cullen on muscling a shootout attempt past San Jose's Antti Niemi in his 1,000th game.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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