Preview: The Wild has won three of four overall and two in a row on the road after an 11-game road winless streak. Speaking of winless streaks, the Wild has the NHL's longest current winless streak in one arena. It is 0-10-4 in its past 14 games in Dallas. 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. The Wild beat the Stars at home, 5-2, on Jan. 21. Dallas, three points behind the eighth-place Wild, is 2-5-1 in the past eight.
Players to watch: Wild LW/RW Dany Heatley has four goals and eight points in the past four games. C Kyle Brodziak is on a five-game point streak (six points) and has a point in seven of the past eight games. C Erik Christensen, acquired Friday from the Rangers, will make his Wild debut. Stars LW Loui Eriksson has 22 points (6-16--22) in 21 games against the Wild.
Numbers: The Wild hasn't led in its past eight games in Dallas (last lead: Feb. 6, 2007). ... Of Heatley's 17 goals, 10 have been the Wild's first goal. Four have tied games, including three times in the third period.
Injuries: Wild C Mikko Koivu (shoulder) and D Clayton Stoner (lower body) are doubtful. LW/RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion), LW Guillaume Latendresse (concussion) and RW Jarod Palmer (concussion) are out. Stars F Mike Ribeiro (knee) and LW Brenden Morrow (upper body) are out.
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||1||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter||3|
|Arizona - WP: T. Cahill||7||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop||5|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||12||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: C. Bettis||10|
|Texas - WP: M. Perez||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: S. Gray||0|
|Houston - LP: J. Fields||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Rodney||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton||2|
|LA Angels - LP: E. Frieri||4||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: D. Storen||5|
|Kansas City - LP: K. Herrera||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw||5|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||10||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: T. Redmond||8|
|Chicago WSox - WP: A. Rienzo||6||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: E. Reed||4|
|St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Niese||3|
|Minnesota - WP: C. Fien||6||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Lueke||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: M. Pineda||1||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Lackey||5|
|San Diego - LP: T. Ross||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels||2||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||5|
|Red Bull New York||4|
Poll: Should Wild's Matt Cooke be suspended for his Game 3 kneeing hit?