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| Minnesota Wild ||9:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm MT || Colorado Avalanche |
|32-28-6||March 12, 2009 ||29-37-1|
| 70 points ||Pepsi Center || 59 points |
| 9th in West ||Denver, CO || 15th in West |
After 12 games played outside of the division, it will be nice to get beaten by a NW team for a change. It's possible that this will be the last time we see Jacques Lemaire behind the bench in the Pepsi Center - Jim Souhan is reporting that Lemaire is contemplating retirement.
Injury information is listed below. Cody McLeod is still missing from the list; he's been practicing and will be a game time decision. Ditto for Cody McCormick. Also missing from the list is Brent Burns, who did not travel to Colorado.
My status for the game will also be a game time decision, as DirecTV is up to their shenanigans again; they are currently showing that the game will be shown on the TBA channel. Super. [The game is now showing in my guide, so I'm okay, although I'm still shaking my head at yet another clueless email response from a DTV rep]
In the Ti4T watch, all bottom-five teams are in "action" tonight. Phoenix is at New Jersey, Atlanta is at Edmonton, Tampa is at Toronto and the Islanders are at Montreal.
Tale of the Tape
|Minnesota Wild||Colorado Avalanche|
|2.53 ||26th ||GF/G||2.54||25th|
|2008 - Niklas Backstrom||56||3223||30||19||4||3||127||2.36||1602||1475||.921||6|
|2008 - Peter Budaj||46||2631||17||26||1||5||130||2.96||1266||1136||.897||1|
Minnesota Wild Injuries
Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)
|Player||Injury Type||Injury Date|