Just the Facts:
Game Time: 8:00 PM, Xcel Energy Center.
TV Broadcast: NBCSN
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Hockey Wilderness
Season Record: Bruins: 15-13-3, sixth in Atlantic Division | Wild 16-12-1, fifth in Central Division
Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Thomas Vanek
Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Nino Niederreiter - Charlie Coyle - Justin Fontaine
Brett Sutter - Erik Haula - Kyle Brodziak
Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella - Christian Folin
Nate Prosser - Justin Falk
Goalies: Niklas Backstrom, John Curry
IR: Matt Cooke, Keith Ballard, Ryan Carter, Jared Spurgeon, Darcy Kuemper
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly - Craig Cunningham
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Seth Griffith
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg - Zach Trotman
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
IR: Adam McQuaid, David Krejci
- As annoying as the so-called "rivalry night" is, at least it allows out-of-market people (me) to watch the game on an actual TV. Do you think I could convince a bar in the middle of Pennsylvania to play a Boston-Minnesota game? It is rivalry night, after all.
- The Wild beat the Bruins 4-3 at the Garden October 28. Bruins have only one December win, and Wild have lost three of their five last games.
- More goals, please. Also hoping Claude Julien has ramped up the power play drills at practice.
- Seth Griffith had his Orresque goal the last time the Bruins and Wild met. Griffith, we aren't asking for a behind-the-back somersault this time. Please just find the back of the net.
NEVER. EVER. FORGET THIS.
Last Game in Fancy Stats
I'll take the point here.