Wild-Dallas game preview

  • Updated: March 10, 2011 - 11:13 PM

Preview: The Wild is 0-9-4 in its past 13 games in Dallas. The 13-game winless streak is the NHL's fourth-longest current road losing streak by one team. The Wild last won in Dallas on March 21, 2003, 3-2 in overtime (Manny Fernandez, 34 saves). The Wild's last regulation victory in Dallas was March 8, 2002.

Players to watch: G Jose Theodore is expected to start. He is 3-10-4 with a 3.45 goals-against average and .887 save percentage in his career against Dallas. In Dallas, he was 0-2 at the old Reunion Arena, and at American Airlines Center, he's 1-4-2 with a 4.40 GAA and .843 save percentage. Stars D Alex Goligoski has points in five of his eight games since being traded from Pittsburgh. C Brad Richards, who has 18 points in 15 games vs. the Wild, returned Wednesday after missing 10 games because of a concussion.

Numbers: The Wild hasn't held a lead in Dallas in the past seven games, last leading Feb. 6, 2007, when it took a 2-0 first-period lead before falling 4-2. ... The Wild is 9-6-2 against the Pacific Division this season after going 5-14-1 vs. the Pacific last season.

Injuries: Wild C Mikko Koivu (finger), RW Cal Clutterbuck (upper body) and D Clayton Stoner (lower body) are questionable. D Cam Barker (upper body) is out. Stars D Niklas Grossman (hip) is questionable.

MICHAEL RUSSO

  • 7:30 P.M. AT DALLAS • FSN, 830-AM
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