|COL||1||1||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|MIN||2||0||3||(null - null)||5|
|Colorado’s offense has been stymied away from the Mile High City. Nathan MacKinnon scored seven points through the first two games in Colorado, but was blanked in Games 3 and 4 in the State of Hockey. He had two assists and the overtime goal in Game 5 for his third three-point game of the series.||Due to forecast rain and wind for Monday, the Minnesota Wild is cancelling the pre-game outdoor activities previously announced for Game 6 tonight. For fans with tickets to the game, The Bud Light Fan Zone at Gate 4 of Xcel Energy Center will still open at 5:30 p.m., and feature the KFAN Pre-Game broadcast live (6:30-7:30), the FOX Sports North Girls, Minnesota NHL Alumni autographs and more.
The Wild will wear its GREEN sweaters tonight.
|Zach Parise has a career-best five-game playoff point streak, and his six points (1-5=6) tie his career high for most in a single series and lead the Wild this postseason.
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Minnesota will keep the same lines as Game 5:
No changes on the blue line:
Darcy Kuemper ranks second in the NHL with a 1.40 GAA and a .940 SV% this postseason, stopping 78-of-83 shots in parts of four games. At Xcel Energy Center this postseason, he has stopped 33-of-34 shots, earning two wins while posting a 0.48 GAA and a .971 SV%.
|That’s the challenge in the playoffs, to put it behind you and move on. It’s not easy, there’s no question. It’d be very easy for us to sit here and say we deserve better, whether that’s in the game or in the series. That’s a useless feeling for us right now.
- Yeo on putting Game 5 behind them
|Scratches tonight will be: Jonathon Blum, Stephane Veilleux and Mike Rupp. Cooke is out with a 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.||Minnesota enters Game 6 with an all-time record of 2-1 in its sixth game of a series. The Wild is 7-5 all-time in elimination games, including 6-1 in a run to the Western Conference Finals in 2003.
|Wild vs. Avalanche will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North and nationally on CNBC with a start time at 8 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.||