Preview: The Wild (2-1) begins a two-game road trip, its first of the season, against a Red Wings team that has stumbled out of the gate. Detroit (1-2) has been outscored 11-5, losing to St. Louis and Dallas and defeating Columbus. The Red Wings have yet to score a power-play goal, going an NHL-worst 0-for-15, and an injury-depleted defensive corps has left them vulnerable. The Wild finishes the trip Sunday at St. Louis.
Players to watch: Wild G Josh Harding (1-0) will start; last season, he went 2-1-1 against Detroit, with a goals-against average of 2.60 and save percentage of .930. Detroit C Damien Brunner, a former Swiss League star, is an intriguing newcomer who has one goal on a team-high 15 shots.
Numbers: Wild F Pierre-Marc Bouchard needs one goal to reach 100 for his career. Teammates Zach Parise (1-3--4) and Dany Heatley (3-1--4) have scored in all three games this season.
Injuries: Out for Detroit are D Ian White (leg laceration), D Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) and LW Jan Mursak (collarbone); D Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder), G Jonas Gustavsson (strained groin) and RW Mikael Samuelsson (groin) are listed as questionable. Wild D Jared Spurgeon (sore foot) has missed two days of practice; he is on the trip, but his status is uncertain.
|Toronto - B. Morrow||12:05 PM|
|Cleveland - C. Carrasco|
|LA Angels - H. Santiago||12:08 PM|
|Detroit - R. Porcello|
|Atlanta - D. Hale||12:10 PM|
|NY Mets - Z. Wheeler|
|Seattle - B. Maurer||12:10 PM|
|Miami - K. Slowey|
|St. Louis - S. Miller||12:35 PM|
|Washington - S. Strasburg|
|Milwaukee - M. Estrada||12:35 PM|
|Pittsburgh - G. Cole|
|NY Yankees - V. Nuno||12:40 PM|
|Tampa Bay - C. Ramos|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City - Y. Ventura|
|Cincinnati - H. Bailey||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - C. Villanueva|
|Chicago WSox - E. Johnson||2:05 PM|
|Texas - R. Ross Jr.|
|Houston - B. Peacock||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - J. Chavez|
|Philadelphia - R. Hernandez||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Nicasio|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||3:10 PM|
|San Diego - R. Erlin|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - J. Beckett|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez||6:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Peavy|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?