Tuesday: at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. (FSN). Wednesday: vs. Chicago, 6:30 p.m. (VS.). Saturday: vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. (FSN)

Player to watch: Andrew Brunette, Chicago His second stint with the Wild now over, "Bruno" returns to the X with the Blackhawks. He was reunited with former Colorado coach Joel Quenneville this summer and has 11 points in 29 games in a limited role.

Voices "I'm still shaking. I was shaking the whole time." — Goalie Matt Hackett after his first NHL victory Tuesday in San Jose.

MICHAEL RUSSO