Preview: The Wild completes in a second of a back-to-back at MSG, where it is 1-4 all-time. In fact, the Wild is 4-7-1 all-time vs. the Rangers. The Rangers, coming off a 3-2 loss to Buffalo, conclude their three-game homestand in the first game of a back-to-back set.
Players to watch: Wild G Jose Theodore is 8-0-1 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in nine career starts in Manhattan and is 12-3-2 in his past 17 starts vs. the Rangers with a 2.57 GAA and .913 save percentage. Rangers D Ryan McDonagh, the 2007 Minnesota Mr. Hockey, has assists in three of his past five games.
Injuries: Rangers RW Marian Gaborik (concussion), LW Derek Boogaard (shoulder, concussion), LW Alex Frolov (knee), C Chris Drury (knee) and G Martin Biron (collarbone) are out. Decisions on D Marc Staal (knee) and LW Ruslan Fedotenko (shoulder) will be made Thursday morning. Wild C Mikko Koivu (broken finger), D Cam Barker (upper body), RW Chuck Kobasew (ill) and LW Guillaume Latendresse (sports hernia, hip) are out.
|Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||7|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: T. Koehler||11|
|Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||7|
|Seattle - LP: B. Beavan||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr.||5|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada||1|
|Boston - LP: B. Badenhop||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb||2|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||4||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||2|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||9||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||3|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia||9||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo||0|
|Oakland||9||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Colorado||3||Top 9th Inning|
|Los Angeles||2||Bottom 8th Inning|