|The Sharks are riding a five-game winning streak, the team’s longest since winning seven in a row to open the season. However, they have been one of the most active teams at the trade deadline. San Jose shipped forward Ryane Clowe to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in exchange for three draft picks. San Jose had already traded defenseman Douglas Murray and forward Michal Handzus. Today, the team acquired defenseman Scott Hannan from Buffalo.||You’ll need to stay hydrated and fueled up with plenty of snacks. Here is a map of concession stands inside HP Pavilion to help with that.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Torrey Mitchell tallied an assist Monday after missing Saturday’s game with an illness. The former Shark now has a three-game point streak (2-1=3) – his longest since a streak in the final four games of the 2010-11 season (April 4-9).
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|It looks like Nate Prosser will skate a forward tonight:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Heatley - Brodziak – Setoguchi
Mitchell – Bouchard – Clutterbuck
Prosser – Konopka – Rupp
Justin Falk comes back into the lineup for Clark:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Stoner
Gilbert – Falk
Backstrom will get the nod again tonight. He has started 18 of the Wild’s last 20 games and is 16-4-1 with a .918 SV% and a 2.27 GAA in his last 21 games since Feb. 9.
|There’s no rest for the wicked with this schedule. It’s one after another. Regardless of what the outcome was (on Monday), we have to be able to push it aside and be able to focus on the next one.
- Yeo on the team’s tough schedule
|Brett Clark will be tonight's healthy scratch.
Goaltender Josh Harding (treatment for multiple sclerosis) is on Injured Reserve.
|Martin Havlat tallied 116 points (40-76=116) in 115 games with the Wild from 2009-11. D Brent Burns was drafted 20th overall by the Wild in 2003 and is the team’s all-time leader in defenseman points (183) in seven seasons. D Justin Braun (Minneapolis) is a Minnesota native. C James Sheppard was selected ninth overall by Minnesota in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and skated in 224 games with the Wild (2007-10).||The Wild has won four straight games against San Jose for the third time in franchise history. The Wild has never won five straight contests against the Sharks. The Wild won the last meeting in San Jose, 2-1, (12/6/11) after losing five straight games in regulation at HP Pavilion and nine of its previous 10 in San Jose (1-8-1).|
|Wild at San Jose will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North and nationally on NBC Sports Network with a start time at 9:30 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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