|AO has an eye-popping 12 goals in his 13 games played, but the “other” Nicklas Backstrom leads the Caps in scoring with 19 points (5-14=19).
The Capitals have gotten it done on special teams this season. They rank 1st in the NHL on the power play at 27.9% (6 goals from Ovechkin), while they’re first in the league on the PK at a gaudy 91.5%.
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|Who isn’t? Well that would be a short section.
After “Graninoville” got the majority of the praises for about a week, the Wild’s top line of Parise, Koivu and Coyle combined for three goals Tuesday. Parise leads the Wild with 14 points — but he’s one of seven players with nine or more points in one of the most well-balanced rosters in the league.
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|The lines will stay the same from Tuesday's game:
Nate Prosser will replace Keith Ballard on the blue line:
Josh Harding will try to improve upon his NHL-leading GAA and SV% tonight. He’s 8-2-1 with a 1.09 GAA and a .951 SV%. Harding has won five straight - a new career-high - with a 1.07 GAA and a .955 SV%.
|I hope our guys take it as a challenge, it's us against them. And likewise with our penalty kill. It's a good opportunity to go out there and prove that we continue to go in the right direction. Certainly it's a big challenge.
- Yeo on the special teams play
|Defenseman Matt Dumba will be tonight’s healthy scratches.
Mike Rupp is still on Injured Reserve with a lower-body injury. Defenseman Keith Ballard suffered an upper body injury Tuesday and did not travel.
|Caps D Nate Schmidt is a native of St. Cloud and played 96 games over three seasons at the U of Minn. (2010-13). RW Joel Ward made his NHL debut with the Wild appearing in 11 games in 2006-07.||Minnesota has won two straight games by a combined eight goals for the fourth tim win team history — the first since a nine-goal margin 1/18-1/19/11.|
|Wild at Capitals will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North with a start time at 6:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KOOL 108 FM or online at Wild.com.||
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