Wild-Columbus game preview

  • Updated: November 14, 2011 - 11:04 PM

Preview: The Wild reaches the final game of its five-game road trip at 2-2, having bounced back from a lackluster 5-2 loss at Los Angeles on Saturday with a 3-2 victory at Anaheim on Sunday that moved the team into first place in the Northwest Division. After tonight, the Wild has a season-long six-game homestand. Columbus broke a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 home victory over Winnipeg on Saturday.

Players to watch: Dany Heatley leads the Wild with 11 points (5-6--11) and has four in the past five games. C Matt Cullen leads the Wild with seven goals. G Niklas Backstrom is 8-3-1 with a 2.25 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage vs. Columbus. Josh Harding is 1-2-0 with a 3.67 GAA and .880 save percentage. ... RW Steve Nash leads the Blue Jackets with 23 points (13-10--23) in 29 games vs. the Wild. G Steve Mason is 3-4-1 vs. the Wild.

Numbers: With 21 points in 17 games, the Wild is two points off its record of 23 points at the 17-game mark in 2008-09. The Wild is 4-3-2 on the road this season. The Wild has allowed the second-fewest goals in the NHL (35) and has yielded an NHL-low 10 third-period goals. ... Columbus is second-to-last with 60 goals allowed and last with a minus-24 goal differential.

Injuries: For the Wild, D Mike Lundin (back), D Greg Zanon (groin), W Guillaume Latendresse (concussion) and D Marco Scandella (concussion) are out. For Columbus W Kristian Huselius (pectoral surgery), G Mark Dekanich (sprained ankle) and D Radek Martinek (concussion) are on injured reserve.

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

  • 6 P.M. AT COLUMBUS • NATIONWIDE ARENAS • FSN, 100.3-FM
  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

St. Louis - J. Kelly 3:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood
Toronto - M. Buehrle 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - H. Kuroda
Arizona - W. Miley 6:05 PM
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick
Washington - T. Roark 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - A. Simon
Boston - J. Lester 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - D. Price
San Diego - J. Hahn 6:35 PM
Atlanta - A. Wood
Oakland - J. Hammel 7:05 PM
Texas - J. Williams
NY Mets - Z. Wheeler 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo
Miami - B. Hand 7:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
Chicago WSox - J. Danks 7:10 PM
Minnesota - K. Correia
Cleveland - J. Tomlin 7:10 PM
Kansas City - Y. Ventura
Pittsburgh - C. Morton 7:40 PM
Colorado - B. Anderson
Detroit - D. Smyly 9:05 PM
LA Angels - T. Skaggs
Baltimore - K. Gausman 9:10 PM
Seattle - F. Hernandez
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke 9:15 PM
San Francisco - T. Lincecum
Chivas USA 8:30 PM
Colorado
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Tulsa 6:00 PM
Washington
Chicago 6:30 PM
Atlanta
San Antonio 7:00 PM
Minnesota
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which local pro team are you most excited about?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close