Just three seasons ago, the Minnesota Wild were unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs by the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the rough and tumble Anaheim Ducks. á Just three seasons later, both teams are attempting to rebound from what could be considered disappointing seasons and opening day losses. á The Ducks saw themselves booed by their hometown crowd in the first period of their tilt against the San Jose Sharks, while the Wild put up a valiant effort against a strong Columbus Blue Jackets team, only to come up short. á
The lineup looks to be much the same for the Wild as it was against Columbus.á While Benoit Pouliot has been given the green light, I think that Richards keeps Scott in the line up against a Ducks team that likes to throw their weight around.
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Article written by Blake Benzel