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.
|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|
|Colorado||0||Top 6th Inning|
|Texas||7||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Cincinnati - M. Leake||7:05 PM|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright|
|Brooklyn||2||1st Qtr 10:14|
|San Antonio||9:30 PM|
|Nashville||2||3rd Prd 6:53|
|New England||0||1st Half 10:00|
|New York City|
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