Preview: Coming off a 4-0 home loss to L.A., and with playoff hopes dwindling, the Wild starts a difficult back-to-back, two-game road trip that will end in Detroit on Friday night. Montreal is slumping, having lost five in a row and scoring just five goals in the process.
Players to watch: LW Dany Heatley has 50 points in 40 career games vs. Montreal. C Matt Cullen has 23 points in 32 games. G Niklas Backstrom is 1-1-0 in three games (two starts) vs. Montreal. Canadiens C David Desharnais has 11 points in his past 10 games.
Numbers: Montreal defeated the Wild 8-1 on March 20 of last season, the most goals ever scored by an opponent in a Wild home game.
Injuries: Wild LW Guillaume Latendresse (concussion), RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion), RW Jarod Palmer (concussion), D Clayton Stoner (lower body), C Mikko Koivu (shoulder) and D Mike Lundin (lower body) are out. Montreal LW Travis Moen (upper body), RW Brian Gionta (right biceps surgery), RW Mike Blunden (knee surgery) and D Andrei Markov (right knee surgery) are all on injured reserve. LW Mathieu Darche (dizziness/upper body) is doubtful.
|Cleveland - LP: T. House||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: A. Simon||4|
|Houston - WP: S. Feldman||9||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: K. Graveman||3|
|NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey||8||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||2|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: T. Koehler||8|
|Toronto - LP: B. Cecil||2||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: E. Frieri||4|
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||5||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: D. Buchanan||2|
|Boston - LP: K. Uehara||4||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: B. Matusz||5|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Belisle||5||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||3|
|Pittsburgh - WP: T. Watson||2||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: A. Reed||1|
|San Francisco||4||Top 11th Inning|
|Los Angeles||11||Top 9th Inning|
|Texas||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Minnesota||8||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Real Salt Lake||0||FINAL|
|Sporting Kansas City||4||FINAL|
|D.C.||1||2nd Half 35:00|