Minnesota at New York Msg+2

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/25/2009 02:00:00 PM |
03/24/2009 MIN 1 @ NYR 2
03/22/2009 EDM 0 @ MIN 3
03/20/2009 MIN 0 @ NJD 4
03/17/2009 COL 2 @ MIN 3
03/15/2009 MIN 3 @ STL 5

Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/09 Brent Burns D Concussion Out indefinitely
03/23/09 Mikko Koivu C Knee Out until at least early April

Stat Player Total
Points Mikko Koivu 62
Goals Owen Nolan 22
Assists Mikko Koivu 44
PIM Derek Boogaard 87
Plus/Minus Derek Boogaard 3
PP Goals Owen Nolan 10
SH Goals Mikko Koivu 2

GP W L OTL GAA SV%
Niklas Backstrom 63 32 22 7 2.36 .921
Josh Harding 18 2 9 1 2.15 .932

Star Tribune: Michael Russo in his blog discusses how the Wild played and the chances the failed to finish in Marian Gaborik's return.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
For the Wild about as close to a must-win as a team can have without facing elimination without Koivu who is one of their best players. For the New York Islanders a chance to defeat a team that outplayed them earlier this season when the Wild were struggling.

First visit in a few years for the Wild to the Coliseum. I would expect a callup from Bridgeport and that does not include Joey MacDonald's likely activation. Does Scott Gordon save Yann Danis for the Red Wings in Detroit on Friday?

Strategy, Minnesota is not a strong offensive team whether it be by system or the Gaborik injury, it should be a low scoring game, we'll see what the Isles can generate.



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