THE WILD'S WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday: at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. (FSN)
Thursday: at Phoenix, 8 p.m. (FSN)
Saturday: vs. Colorado, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Player to watch: Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles
The Kings' leading scorer is one of the best two-way centermen in the NHL. He'll compete in his first Olympics because his native Slovenia qualified.
« When things go bad, you have to hit the bottom before you start growing. We're as close to the bottom as you can get. »
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter after the Wild's sixth consecutive loss on New Year's Eve against St. Louis.