|WPG||1||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|MIN||1||1||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|The Jets have a young core in place and are paced by a pair of defenseman, one from the State of Hockey and the other from Sweden. Minnesota-native Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom each have four assists to lead Winnipeg in scoring.
Up front, the Jets boast a skilled-young core including 22-year-old Evander Kane, who has scored 81 goals in 264 career games.
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If you’re in the building and Winnipeg fans get a “Go, Jets Go!” chant started, don’t boo. Counter with a louder “Let’s Go Wild!” chant.
The Wild will wear its GREEN sweaters tonight.
|Zach Parise has three goals in his last two games, including two power-play tallies. Entering play Wednesday, he ranked T-3rd in the NHL with 18 shots.
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|The Wild shook things up in practice yesterday and lines are expected to look like this:
The blue line will look a little different as Mathew Dumba skates in his second game with the Wild:
Josh Harding is expected to get his first start of the season. He has not faced the Jets, but played well against the team in Winnipeg during preseason.
It's these little details that add up to make the difference in the game. We have to make sure that we're not focused on the big picture, we're focused on the details and understand that if we do that, then we'll get the win.
- Yeo on what they need to do to win.
|Marco Scandella and Nate Prosser will be out of the lineup tonight on the blue line.
Charlie Coyle is on Injured Reserve with a knee sprain and is expected to miss three to four weeks. Niklas Backstrom is considered day-to-day with a knee strain. Mike Rupp is still out with a lower-body injury.
|Byfuglien is a native of Minneapolis and played his youth hockey in Roseau. Devin Setoguchi collected 63 points (32-31=63) in 117 games with Minnesota (2011-13). Mark Stuart is from Rochester. Blake Wheeler hails from Robbinsdale and went to the University of Minnesota (2005-08).||Winnipeg is located 391 miles from Saint Paul, making the Jets the Wild’s closest rival.|
|Wild vs. Jets 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.||