NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Sunday, February 12th
(All times eastern)
Minnesota Wild (29-25-4) at Vancouver Canucks (32-21-5), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The NHL's final game before the Olympic break takes place
tonight when the Minnesota Wild visit the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place.
Minnesota has won four of its last five games. On Friday, Pierre-Marc
Bouchard had two goals and two assists to lead the Wild to a 6-3 victory over
the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Wes Walz had a goal and an assist and Marc Chouinard, Pascal Dupuis and Andrei
Zyuzin tallied goals for the Wild.
Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves for his first win in five starts for Minnesota,
which is unbeaten, 4-0-2 (two ties) in its last six at Edmonton.
The Wild will next play on February 28 in Colorado.
Vancouver, meanwhile, has lost two straight and three of its last four games.
On Friday the Canucks dropped a 3-1 home tilt to Anaheim. Andy McDonald
finished with a goal and an assist while Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 27 shots
to anchor the Ducks.
Markus Naslund tallied Vancouver's lone goal, while Alex Auld never made it
out of the first period for Vancouver as he allowed three goals on 13 shots
faced before being pulled in favor of Maxime Ouellet.
The Canucks enter Sunday's action third in the Northwest Division with 69
points -- four behind first-place Calgary.
Vancouver will next play on February 28 in Calgary.
Vancouver is 3-2 against Minny this season.
02/12 10:40:15 ET