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GAMEDAY: Wild at Penguins

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:50 AM

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GAMEDAY: Wild at Penguins
Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Live in-game commentary will not be available for road preseason games. Today's game will be shown on NHL Network beginning at 2:00 p.m.

You can listen to the game live here.

The Minnesota Wild continued to roll through the preseason with its third win in three games last night, a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory at home over the Columubus Blue Jackets.

Today, the Wild wraps up a stretch of three games in three days and gets past the halfway point of preseason contests. Minnesota will face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 2:00.

Tonight's game will be broadcast on the NHL network and can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM, as well as online on

Tonight's Lineup

Casey Wellman did travel with the team to Pittsburgh and could see his first action of the preaseason today: 


Taffe – Warren Peters – Ortmeyer

DiSalvatore – McIntyre – Wellman



Penner – Scandella

Backstrom and Endras

What to watch for...

Mike Yeo made it clear on Friday that the rest of the preseason goaltending duties belong to Nik Backstrom and Josh Harding. Harding played the entire game on Friday, and Backstrom will play the entire game today. Dennis Endras' preseason debut will likely have to wait.

Tonight's Penguins Roster

Forwards: Pascal Dupuis, Richard Park, Chris Kunitz, Ryan Craig, Matt Cooke, Eric Tangradi, Nick Johnson, Steve MacIntyre, Colin McDonald, Aaron Asham, Joe Vitale, Evgeni Malkin

Defensemen: Matt Niskanen, Zbynek Michalek, Brian Strait, Alexandre Picard, Kris Letang, Joseph Morrow

Goaltenders: Scott Monroe and Brad Thiessen 

Up Next

The Wild is expected to trim its roster significantly on Sunday so the final three games will belong to the regulars. The Wild will next face St. Louis on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.
2011-2012 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Sep 24 '11 MIN 1 at PIT 4
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T. Wallace7000-3500
C. Potter1000+0000
B. Strait3000-1000
M. Fleury6536-20-514317422.32.918
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