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GAME TIME: 5:00 CST
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I don't have any stories about being personally threatened by Wild fans.. mostly because I don't think I've ever met a Wild fan.  For a team of 18,000, they don't travel well.

The closest I've come to a Wild fan is when some organization in my neighborhood started to give away clothes to those in need.  For some reason I think there were several hockey jerseys included in the lot.  So I still see a guy wearing a Wild jersery in my neighborhood who doesn't really look like he follows the team.  He also probably can't tell you what the hell their logo is either... a wolf?  bear? just a bunch of christmas trees?

As for the actual game - we all know now that Hawks on the edge of history.  A win here marks a new all time winning streak record for the regular season.  They'll have to do it against a team that always plays the Hawks tough.. that allows the only 2.30 goals per game.. second best in the league... on the road in an arena that usually kills the Hawks.  They are 1-7-3 in the last 11 meetings at Xcel... against a team that can crush other teams on the kill - leading the league shutting people out 89.1% of the time. 

As usual, where the Hawks will have to beat this team is by getting thru their tough defense and stay strong on their end.  The Wild are the Steelers or Ravens of this league... they get a strong defense and worry about the offense later..

The Wild though haven't been playing as well as they usually do.  They're 3-6-1 in the last 10.. So there's hope we catch them in a rough spot.. It's not going to be an easy though so if the Hawks can get a win tonight they'll earn their spot in Hawks history..

Lets Go Hawks