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|The line of MacKinnon (1-3=4), Stastny (1-3=4) and Landeskog (2-0=2) combined for four goals and 10 points in the Game 2. MacKinnon and Stastny are the first Avalanche teammates to ever have four points in the same playoff game.||Be sure to stop by Xcel Energy Center early and pregame with other Wild fans. From 4-5:30 there will be live music, games, facepainting, and plenty of goodies to consume outside Gate 2. There will also be NHL Alumni hanging out for you to grab autographs from. Check out full details here.
The Wild will wear its GREEN sweaters tonight.
|Charlie Coyle has opened the Wild’s scoring in both games this series, posting his first career playoff goal in Game 1. He has four points (2-2=4) in seven career playoff games.
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While Yeo confirmed Heatley and Fontiane would be in, he didn't mention how the top two lines will look, so here's our best guess:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Moulson – Granlund – Pominville
Cooke – Haula – Fontaine
Heatley – McCormick – Niederreiter
The blue line will remain the same:
Suter – Brodin
Scandella – Spurgeon
Stoner – Prosser
Kuemper stopped all 14 shots faced in a relief appearnce Saturday, his first outing since March 27.
|The way that our lines are assembled, I’m not afraid of anybody playing against anybody if we’re on our game.
- Yeo on figuring out matchups.
|Tonight's scratches will be: Jonathon Blum, Kyle Brodziak, Stephane Veilleux, and Mike Rupp, who is serving his suspension. Defenseman Keith Ballard has a lower-body injury.
Forward Jason Zucker (surgery) and goaltender Josh Harding (illness) are on Injured Reserve. Niklas Backstrom is shutdown for the remainder of the season.
|D Erik Johnson hails from Bloomington. LW Patrick Bordeleau was selected by Minnesota in the fourth-round (114th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.||Colorado’s empty-net goal in Game 2 was the first power-play goal Minnesota has allowed against the Avalanche since March 14, 2013 – a span of 21 stops that included 15 kills over eight regular-season games, four stops in Game 1 and two in Game 2.
|Wild vs. Avalanche will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North and nationally on NHL Network with a start time at 6 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.||