|ANA||2||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||4|
|MIN||1||1||1||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|The Teemu Selanne retirement tour has begun. He is the league's oldest active player. The Finnish Flash ranks 11th all-time in goals, 40th all-time in assists, 15th all-time in scoring, third all-time power play goals and sixth all-time game winning goals. Selanne is the Ducks franchise leader in scoring (961), goals (448), assists (513), games (902), plus/minus (+111), PPG (112), PPP (402), GWG (74), shots (2,856) and overtime goals (6).||If Mother Nature abides, the Wild will host a pregame party outside of Gate 5 at Xcel Energy Center from 4:30 - 6:30.
All fans in attendance Saturday will receive a blaze orange Wild baseball cap compliments of Gander Mountain, Remington and Pheasants Forever.
The Wild will wear its RED sweaters tonight.
|Granlund's two-assist game against the Kings was the first multi-point game of his career. The forward worked hard this offseason to get stronger and faster, and looks to have a breakout year.
Fans can guess who's going to be hot with the Wild's HotBox Fantasy Challenge presented by the Pioneer Press for a chance to win great prizes.
|The forward lines will stay the same as Thursday:
Parise – Koivu – Pominville
Heatley – Coyle – Niederreiter
Granlund – Brodziak – Cooke
Mitchell – Konopka – Fontaine
Dumba is the only change from last game:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Scandella
Ballard – Dumba
Backstrom is expected to get his second-straight start. He 8-7-0 with a 2.45 GAA, a .915 SV% and one shutout in 15 career starts against Anaheim.
|I don't think we should just accept it either. Obviously we'll show it and talk about it, but it's up to us to make sure that we continue to get better.
- Yeo on youthful mistakes from the young players
|The Wild will sit defensemen Clayton Stoner and Nate Prosser.
Mike Rupp is out with a lower-body injury.
|Saku Koivu is the older brother of Wild captain Mikko Koivu.||Minnesota has suffered three straight one-goal losses to Anaheim at Xcel Energy Center, after winning the previous five contests played in Saint Paul – outscoring the Ducks 19-9 in those games.|
|Wild vs. Ducks 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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|Jan 28 '14||MIN 4 at ANA 2||Z. Parise|
|Dec 11 '13||MIN 1 at ANA 2||C. Perry|
|Oct 05 '13||ANA 4 at MIN 3 - OT||M. Perreault|