|MIN||1||1||0||0||1 (3 - 3)||3|
|CAR||1||1||0||0||0 (1 - 2)||2|
With regular goalies Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin out with injury, Justin Peters has played seven straight games. He’s 2-5-0 with a 2.61 GAA and a .912 SV%.
Jeff Skinner was injured in that Oct. 24 game (along with Ward) and hasn’t played since, but he is still tied for the Carolina scoring lead with Eric Staal.
|One word - tailgating. Make sure you walk around the PNC Arena parking lot, home of the best (only?) NHL tailgate. Try the fried turkey, trust us.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Mikael Granlund had his career-best five-game point streak (1-6=7) end Tuesday – the longest by a Wild player this season. But on Thursday he recorded an assist, skated a season-high 18:13 and recorded a career-best five shots. Granlund has eight points (2-6=8) in the last seven games.
Zach Parise has six points (2-4=6) in his four-game road trip. His 10 points (4-6=10) since Oct. 22 rank T-6th in the NHL. He also ranks second in the NHL with five PPG and 78 shots.
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|Parise blocked a shot Thursday and was unable to participate in the shootout, but declared himself ready to go for today:
Clayton Stoner suffered an injury on the first shift Thursday and is questionable for tonight We’ll know more after morning skate:
Josh Harding (5-0-1 in his last six). He leads the NHL with a 1.16 GAA and a .949 SV%, and ranks T-1st with two shutouts, while compiling an 8-2-2 record.
|You could argue (Thursday) was one of our best games lately. We were relentless in our pursuit and on the forecheck.
-Yeo after playing the Caps
|We'll have to wait till after morning skate for the scratched D-man.
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.
|Khudobin was selected by Minnesota in the seventh-round 206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in six games with the Wild (2009-11)...D Justin Faulk is a native of South St. Paul.||PNC Arena is the only current NHL building in which the Wild doesn’t have at least one win (0-3-1).|
|Wild at Carolina 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.||