Game Day: Vancouver at Wild

  • Updated: March 18, 2012 - 11:39 PM

Preview: The Wild has lost a team-record five consecutive games at home in regulation, three in a row on this homestand and 10 of 12 at home since the break. The division-leading Canucks have lost two of their past three, four of their past six..

Players to watch: If Daniel Sedin gets two points, he'll have scored the most points in a single season against the Wild. He has scored 52 points in 63 career games against the Wild, ranking third all-time. Brother Henrik Sedin, who has seven points against Minnesota this year, has 55 points in 67 games against the Wild, ranking first with 46 assists and second in points. C Ryan Kesler has 20 goals and 27 points in 46 games against the Wild. Wild C Erik Christensen has scored three goals in the past three games. C Kyle Brodziak has scored a career-high 18 goals and will set a career high in points (38) with his next one.

Numbers: The Wild has scored the fewest goals (146) in the NHL; the Canucks the fourth-most (216). The Canucks have allowed the fifth-fewest goals (174), the Wild the 15th-fewest (191). The Canucks have the NHL's best power play (21.6 percent), the Wild 26th (14.8 percent). The Wild has allowed the first goal in 11 of the past 12 games.

Injuries: Wild C Mikko Koivu (shoulder) and G Niklas Backstrom (groin) are questionable. D Justin Falk (knee), D Mike Lundin (hernia), LW/RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion) and LW Guillaume Latendresse (concussion) are out. Canucks C Manny Malhotra (personal) is questionable. D Keith Ballard (concussion), C Andrew Ebbett (collarbone) and LW Aaron Volpatti (shoulder) are out.

MICHAEL RUSSO

  • 7 P.M. VS. VANCOUVER • XCEL • FSN, 100.3-FM
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