Gameday Preview: Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild

Posted: 5th November 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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Tonight is the second of six meetings between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks as both teams come into the game riding winning streaks. á The Wild have won back-to-back one-goal games over the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, giving them their first winning streak of the season.á Meanwhile, the Canucks are winners of three of their last four and have won two straight. á In the first meeting between these bitter rivals the Wild drew blood first, but the Canucks peppered shots at goalie Niklas Backstrom and skated off with a 2-1 victory.á By comparison, Backstrom had to stop 37 shots while Roberto Luongo had to stop just 17. á Both teams are suffering through a rash of injuries as well.á Luongo remains sidelined with a broken rib ...

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