|Daniel Sedin moved into third place on the Canucks all-time scoring list. He reached 734 points (284-450-734) in 874 games, surpassing Trevor Linden at 733 points. His brother Henrik set a new franchise record for scoring (757), surpassing Markus Naslund, on Feb. 15 against Dallas. Henrik now sits at 773 career points (178-595-773).||Each home game during the season, the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey, in partnership with BC Hockey, will host one minor hockey player, between the ages of eight and thirteen, who will lead the Canucks onto the ice and stand join the team for the national anthems.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Matt Cullen has nine assists in his last nine games and is fourth on the Wild with 18 points (3-15=18) this year. He also has tallied an assist in four-straight games. The Wild is 3-0-0 this season when Cullen has two or more points.
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|Zucker will replace Rupp on the fourth line:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Bouchard – Cullen – Setoguchi
Heatley – Brodziak – Clutterbuck
Mitchell – Konopka – Zucker
D-pairs will remain the same:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Stoner
Falk – Gilbert
Niklas Backstrom is 10-3-1 in his last 14 games, posting a 2.20 GAA, a .917 SV% and allowing two goals or less nine times in that span. Backstrom has started 11 of the team’s last 12 games.
|We’re going into a battle for first place tomorrow and it’s important that we go with our starting goalie. We want to give ourselves the best chance to win (this) game.
- Yeo on riding goaltender Niklas Backstrom
|If the lineup remains the same, defensemen Brett Clark and Nate Prosser will be tonight's healthy scratches.
Forward Mike Rupp will be the lone forward scratched.
Goaltender Josh Harding (treatment for multiple sclerosis) is on Injured Reserve.
|D Andrew Alberts (Minneapolis) and D Keith Ballard (Baudette) are Minnesota natives. Ballard played three seasons at the University of Minnesota (2001-04). Raymond played in two seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2005-07). C Andrew Ebbett appeared in 49 games with Minnesota in 2009-10. D Cam Barker skated in 71 games with the Wild in parts of two seasons (2009-11).||Minnesota has scored the opening goal in seven straight games, tied for longest stretch in franchise history according to Elias Sports Bureau. The Wild had twice before scored first in seven straight – the last time 10/10-10/24/07.|
|Wild at Vancouver will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North Plus with a start time at 9:00 p.m. Channel guide for viewing areas can be found, here. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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