Gameday preview: Colorado vs. Wild

  • Updated: March 15, 2013 - 11:55 PM

wild gameday

2 P.M. at Colorado avalanche • pepsi center • FSN • 100.3-FM

Preview: This will be the second game vs. Colorado in three days and the fourth overall this season, but the first one in Denver. The teams won’t meet again until April 27, the last game of the season. The Wild has earned five of a possible six points against the Avalanche. Colorado found itself at the bottom of the Western Conference standings Friday morning with 24 points in 26 games.

Players to watch: Wild C Mikko Koivu has three goals and three assists vs. Colorado this season. W Dany Heatley has four points vs. the Avalanche this season, Zach Parise five and Ryan Suter four. Suter also has 11 points in his past nine games. G Niklas Backstrom is 22-5-3 vs. Colorado all-time, with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. Colorado RW P.A. Parenteau had a goal and an assist Thursday, as did C Matt Duchene.

Numbers: The Wild has scored first in five consecutive games, and is 9-4 overall when scoring first this season. Minnesota is 5-for-23 on the power play the past six games; the Wild had a five-game streak without at least one power play goal ended Thursday. The Wild is 4-7-1 on the road.

Injuries: Wild goalie Josh Harding (symptoms related to multiple sclerosis) is out. Wild RW Steve Downie (knee) is out.

kent youngblood

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

New England 5:30 PM
Seattle
Miami 12:00 PM
Boston
LA Lakers 1:00 PM
New York
Arizona 12:00 PM
Montreal
St. Louis 12:00 PM
Washington
Nashville 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Minnesota 2:00 PM
Vancouver
Miami-Florida 11:30 AM
Florida State
Oakland 11:30 AM
Youngstown St
Cincinnati 12:00 PM
East Carolina
Michigan 12:00 PM
Michigan State
Marist 1:00 PM
Canisius
Fordham 1:00 PM
Dayton
Manhattan 1:00 PM
Monmouth
Quinnipiac 1:00 PM
Niagara
Utah 1:30 PM
USC
Connecticut 2:00 PM
Houston
California 2:00 PM
Washington
North Dakota St 2:00 PM
Western Ill
Penn State 11:00 AM
(22) Rutgers
(14) Texas 12:00 PM
TCU
Coll of Charleston 12:00 PM
Towson
Cornell 12:00 PM
Yale
Xavier 12:00 PM
Providence
Drexel 12:00 PM
UNC-Wilmington
Stony Brook 12:00 PM
New Hampshire
Maine 12:00 PM
Albany
Miami-Florida 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
(21) Georgia 12:00 PM
(10) Kentucky
Arizona 12:00 PM
Colorado
Wake Forest 12:00 PM
(4) Notre Dame
Loyola-Chicago 12:05 PM
Illinois State
(24) Oklahoma 1:00 PM
West Virginia
Butler 1:00 PM
Creighton
St Johns 1:00 PM
Seton Hall
Delaware 1:00 PM
Hofstra
Binghamton 1:00 PM
UMass Lowell
Vermont 1:00 PM
Hartford
William & Mary 1:00 PM
Northeastern
Boston College 1:00 PM
(16) North Carolina
Virginia 1:00 PM
Clemson
(2) Connecticut 1:00 PM
Temple
Arkansas 1:00 PM
Alabama
Virginia Tech 1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Kansas 1:00 PM
(3) Baylor
Canisius 1:00 PM
Rider
Monmouth 1:00 PM
Fairfield
Quinnipiac 1:00 PM
Saint Peters
Wichita State 1:05 PM
Drake
Evansville 1:05 PM
Indiana State
(18) Miss State 2:00 PM
(6) Tennessee
Villanova 2:00 PM
DePaul
Georgetown 2:00 PM
Marquette
North Texas 2:00 PM
Rice
Auburn 2:00 PM
(12) Texas A&M
(11) Arizona State 2:00 PM
Utah
Missouri State 2:00 PM
Northern Iowa
Michigan 2:00 PM
(15) Nebraska
Minnesota 2:00 PM
Northwestern
Wisconsin 2:00 PM
Illinois
Bradley 2:05 PM
Southern Ill
Florida 3:00 PM
Vanderbilt
(20) Iowa 3:00 PM
(5) Maryland
(1) South Carolina 3:30 PM
Ole Miss
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: Which of these teams is the most frustrating to watch right now?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close