Preview: In the featured national game on Hockey Day in America, the Wild, 9-1-1 all-time vs. Boston, is winless in seven games overall and 0-4-1 in its past five at home. It has won four games in 2012. The Bruins are 3-5 in their past eight and 7-8-1 in their past 16.
Players to watch: G Niklas Backstrom is expected to start for Minnesota. He is 3-0-1 with a 1.22 goals-against average and .955 save percentage in four games against the Bruins. C Erik Christensen has no points in seven games since being traded from the Rangers to the Wild. Bruins F Benoit Pouliot plays his second game against the team that drafted him fourth overall in 2005.
Injuries: Wild C Mikko Koivu (undisclosed) is questionable. D Mike Lundin (lower body), RW Carson McMillan (lower body), D Clayton Stoner (hip), LW/RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion) and LW Guillaume Latendresse (concussion) are out. Bruins C Marc Savard (postconcussion syndrome), C Nathan Horton (concussion) and C Rich Peverley (knee) 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||9||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Oakland||5||Top 8th Inning|
|Colorado||3||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Los Angeles||1||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Denver||64||3rd Qtr 5:05|