Preview: The Wild hasn't won in Vancouver since Jan. 31, 2009. It has gone 0-8-2 since then at Rogers Centre, having been outscored 38-14. The Canucks have won five in a row and have points in six consecutive games. They beat Minnesota 4-1 last week at Xcel Energy Center.
Players to watch: If goalie Josh Harding starts, it will be his first start since being pulled 6:45 into the Jan. 30 come-from-behind victory over Chicago. In his last two starts, he has a 7.47 goals-against average and .774 save percentage. G Roberto Luongo will start for Vancouver. He has blanked the Wild in three consecutive home games (195 minute, 23 second shutout streak). Canucks C Henrik Sedin has 55 points in 69 games against the Wild. He is first all-time with 46 assists and second in points against Minnesota. Brother Daniel Sedin, who has 10 points last season against the Wild, is third all-time with 53 points in 65 games.
Numbers: The Wild is 2-0 this season in the second of back-to-backs. ... The Wild is 2-for-41 on the power play in Vancouver over its 10-game winless streak.
Injuries: Wild D Jared Spurgeon (foot) has missed nine games but might return. Canucks C Ryan Kesler (shoulder, wrist) and RW David Booth (groin) are out. C Manny Malhotra didn't practice Monday but is expected to play.
|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?