Wild-Vancouver game preview

  • Updated: February 11, 2013 - 10:57 PM

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.

MICHAEL RUSSO

  • 9 P.M. VS. VANCOUVER • FSN, 100.3-FM
  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Atlanta - WP: S. Miller 5 FINAL
Toronto - LP: D. Norris 2
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: S. Greene 9
Miami - LP: T. Koehler 6 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey 7
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: M. Andriese 3
Philadelphia - LP: D. Buchanan 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: S. Strasburg 4
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. Porcello 3
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole 5
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: S. Feldman 4
Cleveland - LP: T. House 2 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: T. May 7
Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: F. Morales 4
San Diego - WP: A. Cashner 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Lester 2
Arizona 5 Bottom 5th Inning
San Francisco 1
Colorado 0 Top 6th Inning
Los Angeles 2
Texas 7 Bottom 4th Inning
Seattle 5
Cincinnati - M. Leake 7:05 PM
St. Louis - A. Wainwright
Boston 100 FINAL
Cleveland 113
Brooklyn 2 1st Qtr 10:14
Atlanta 5
Portland 7:00 PM
Memphis
San Antonio 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Washington 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Islanders 2
Nashville 2 3rd Prd 6:53
Chicago 4
Montreal 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Vancouver 9:00 PM
Calgary
New England 0 1st Half 10:00
Philadelphia 0
Portland 6:00 PM
New York City
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How confident are you that the Wild will win its playoff series?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close