|Jaromir Jagr still has the moves. The 41-year-old has a goal in each of the last three games and six points during that stretch to lift his team-high total to 24. Jagr is one assist from becoming the 12th in league history to reach 1,000.||The Dallas Stars are celebrating their 20th year in Dallas by honoring the 20th Anniversary Team, players who played in Dallas and were voted in by fans as the best and most popular. Wild Assistant Coach Darryl Sydor was voted to the team and will be honored tonight.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Ryan Suter has a point in 11 of 13 games, with 17 points (2-15=17) in that span, including a seven-game point streak. Prior to Suter, no Wild defenseman had a point streak longer than four games. The alternate captain leads all Wild players in assists (24) and is tied for the team lead in points (26) this season. Suter already ranks fifth on the Wild’s all-time, single-season ledger for assists by a defenseman.
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|Mike Rupp returns to the Wild lineup tonight after missing the past three games with a lower body injury:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Bouchard – Cullen – Setoguchi
Heatley – Brodziak – Clutterbuck
Mitchell – Konopka – Rupp
The blue line will remain the same as the Wild’s last outing:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Stoner
Falk – Gilbert
Backstrom has started 14 of the Wild’s last 15 games and moved to 13-3-1 with a 1.98 GAA and a .929 SV% in his last 17 games. In the Wild’s five-game winning streak, he sports a 2.00 GAA and a .942 SV%. Backstrom entered play Sunday evening tied for the NHL lead with 16 wins.
|We're not anywhere yet. The only thing we've done is set ourselves up the right way.
- Yeo on looking forward at the remainder of the season.
|Jake Dowell, Brett Clark and Nate Prosser are expected to be tonight's healthy scratches.
Goaltender Josh Harding (treatment for multiple sclerosis) is on Injured Reserve.
|D Alex Goligoski (Grand Rapids) is a Minnesota native. LW Eric Nystrom spent the 2010-11 season with the Wild, tallying 12 points (4-8=12) in 82 games.||Minnesota has scored four or more goals eight times this season, including in three of its last five and six of its last 12 games. Over that 12-game stretch (since 2/28), Minnesota ranks 5th in the NHL at 3.25 GPG.|
|Wild at Dallas will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North with a start time at 7:30 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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