Just for the record, back-to-back road games suck. After an important win in Columbus, we're now off to the woods of Minnesota to play the Wild. They are currently 3 points behind us in 12th place. As bad as we need these points, the Wild need them even more. We have GOT to keep these bastards down while we can. It's funny how, an opponent that we normally couldn't give a rat's ass about, NOW becomes a crucial match up. The playoff stretch run...it's a
We might be catching a break, again, with the enemy lineup. The usual Wild starting goaltender, Niklas Backstrom, is questionable with a groin injury. His back-up, Josh Harding, is very capable, though. He is no pushover. The rest of the team will be trying to get back on a winning track - they are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games, and just broke a losing streak by winning in Buffalo in their previous game.
This is also you pregame pre-party. Remember to set your clocks forward, so you can catch the game on time. The puck drops at 5:00 St Louis time, the GDT shortly beforehand. Until then, celebrate last night's win, lament the loss of the North Stars rivalry, and watch this fight from the Wild's previous game, where old timer Owen Nolan doesn't just take Steve Montador off the ice, but off of his jersey too!