6 P.M. at COLUMBUS • nationwide ARENA • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is sidelined because of a groin pull. His replacement is former Colorado College standout Curtis McElhinney. The Blue Jackets (11-14-3) are coached by ex-Wild bench boss Todd Richards.
Players to watch: Wild C Mikko Koivu has 24 points (eight goals) in 26 games against the Bluejackets, and Wild D Ryan Suter has 24 in 45. Niklas Backstrom, expected to start in goal, is 11-5-2 with a 2.11 goals-against average against Columbus. Columbus scoring leaders are C Ryan Johansen (10-10-20) and D James Wisniewski (2-16-18).
Numbers: Bluejackets RW Marian Gaborik is the Wild’s all-time leader in goals (219) and points (437). The Wild is 23-16-7 against Columbus, 7-11-4 at Nationwide.
Injuries: Wild C Mikael Granlund (concussion) is out. For Columbus, Bobrovsky, Gaborik, RW Jared Boll (foot), RW Nathan Horton (shoulder) are out; C Derek McKenzie (upper body) is questionable.
|Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija||1|
|St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha||1||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton||3|
|Toronto - WP: S. Delabar||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski||2|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver||11||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: D. Smyly||6|
|Atlanta - WP: A. Harang||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||0|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||8||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: J. Lackey||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee||11|
|Seattle - LP: Y. Medina||4||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: S. Cishek||8|
|Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: M. Perez||12|
|Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco||0||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood||12|
|Houston - LP: J. Cosart||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: S. Gray||11|
|San Francisco - LP: M. Cain||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: T. Ross||2|
|Arizona - WP: J. Thatcher||4||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - LP: C. Perez||2|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?