7 pm CDT, Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN
TV : CSN Chicago, NHLN-US
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 3-4 L vs Stars
Wild's last game : 2-0 W vs Flyers
Enemy Territory : Hockey Wilderness
|Apr 03 '14|
|Jan 23 '14|
|Dec 05 '13|
|Oct 28 '13||CHI 5 at MIN 1||S. Brookbank|
|Oct 26 '13||MIN 5 at CHI 3||J. Pominville|
110 : The number of shots on goal by Patrick Sharp, the 5th most in the NHL.
34 : The number of 5 on 5 goals the Wild have allowed this year, the fewest in the NHL.
32 : The number of points (16 G, 16 A) scored by Patrick Kane, which has him tied for 3rd in the NHL.
28 : The number of points (4 G, 24 A) Ryan Suter has scored in 49 games against the Blackhawks, his most against any team.
19 : The number of goals the Wild have scored in the 2nd period this year, exactly half of what the Blackhawks have tallied in the 2nd.
14 : The number of Wild players who have a least one power play point this year.
11-3-2 : The Wild's home record this season.
10 : The number of career shutouts for Josh Harding in 144 career games.
8 : The number of wins the Wild have when being outshot, one more than they have when they outshoot their opponent.
2-0-2 : The Blackhawks' record on Thursday this season.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup (total guess)
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Kris Versteeg - Patrick Kane
Jeremy Morin - Joakim Nordstrom - Sheldon Brookbank
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (17-5-3, 2.43 GAA, .909 save %, 0 SO)
Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out, Michal Handzus (illness) out, Andrew Shaw (undisclosed) out
Probable Wild Lineup
Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Nino Niederreiter - Charlie Coyle - Dany Heatley
Matt Cooke - Kyle Brodziak - Torrey Mitchell
Erik Haula - Zenon Konopka - Michael Rupp
Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon
Keith Ballard - Clayton Stoner
Josh Harding (14-4-3, 1.45 GAA, .939 save %, 3 SO)
Mikael Granlund (concussion) out