|On Tuesday, the Kings flew to Washington D.C. to meet President Obama to be honored for winning the Stanley Cup in 2012.
Kings' center Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles. The two-way center has 31 points (10-21=31) this season.
|The University of Minnesota Women's National Champion Hockey team will be introduced at the start of the second intermission from ice level.
The Wild will wear its GREEN sweaters tonight.
|Mikko Koivu leads the Wild with 31 points (9-22=31) this season, including nine (3-6=9) in a season-best, six-game point streak. The Wild Captain leads Minnesota with 10 multi-point games this year and is plus-10 over his last nine games.
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|All 12 of the forwards on the Wild’s roster will be in the lineup tonight:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Bouchard – Cullen – Setoguchi
Heatley – Brodziak – Clutterbuck
Mitchell – Konopka – Rupp
Clark will be in for Falk:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Stoner
Niklas Backstrom will get the start tonight for the Wild. On the year, Backstrom leads the NHL in wins (18) in 27 games with a .917 SV% and a 2.32 GAA.
|If we're executing the right way, we want to be a North-South team. If you're doing that the right way you should appear fast
- Yeo on the Wild’s speed on Thurday
|Justin Falk and Nate Prosser are expected to be tonight's healthy scratches.
Goaltender Josh Harding (treatment for multiple sclerosis) is on Injured Reserve.
|Willie Mitchell skated in 288 games with Minnesota in parts of five seasons (2000-06).||Minnesota has scored four or more goals 10 times this season, including in five of its last eight games. Through 2/26 the Wild ranked 30th in the NHL in scoring at 2.06. Since 2/27, the Wild is No. 1 in the NHL (3.53). Overall, the Wild ranks 14ths at 2.72 GPG.|
|Wild vs. Kings will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North with a start time at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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