NHL

Minnesota Wild (34-30-9)


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vs. NYR
W 5-2
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vs. NYI
OTL 2-3
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vs. Col
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET21:00 BRT
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@ Was
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT
@ Car
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT

Avs visit Wild with both needing to get rolling

Minnesota and Colorado have developed a rivalry through a trio of tough playoff series dating back to 2003. Two Game 7s -- both won by the Wild on the road -- and a six-game series mixed in the middle have amped up the animosity between the teams.

So it seems only fitting they are playing Tuesday night in St. Paul, Minn., with a lot at stake. The Wild, coming off of a 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday night, are right behind Arizona for the second wild card and three points ahead of the Avalanche.

A regulation win by Minnesota could deliver a serious blow to Colorado's chances of returning to the postseason. With 10 games left, the Avalanche (31-29-12) have 74 points and need every one they can get down the stretch.

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Leaders
Points: Z. Parise57
Plus/Minus: J. Spurgeon9
Shots on Goal: Z. Parise219
PIM: N. Seeler53
Win: D. Dubnyk28
Shutouts: D. Dubnyk2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 198 (23)
Shots: 2299 (15)
PP%: 20.6% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 581 (20)
Assists: 339 (21)
SH Goals: 5 (19)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
Winnipeg 43 25 4 90
Nashville 41 27 5 87
St. Louis 37 27 8 82
Dallas 37 29 6 80
Minnesota 34 30 9 77
Colorado 31 29 12 74
Chicago 32 30 10 74
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 210 (20)
Shots Against: 2135 (27)
PK%: 80.2% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 623 (12)
Shutouts: 2 (26)
Sv%: 0.902 (21)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/13 J. Eriksson Ek Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
2/5 M. Koivu Torn right ACL and meniscus (IR)
12/15 M. Dumba Ruptured right pectoral (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/18 M. Read Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
3/18 M. Robson Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/17 M. Read Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
3/9 M. Read Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
3/6 M. Read Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
3/5 M. Read Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
3/5 C. Dewar Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/4 M. Read Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
3/3 M. Read Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
3/1 M. Read Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL