Josh Harding will be in net for the Wild tonight as it tries to sweep back-to-back home games. In town though is the formidable 6-0 Chicago Blackhawks.
Harding is 6-3 all-time vs. the Blackhawks with a 2.32 goals against average and .930 save percentage. He is 3-0 at home against them with a 0.40 goals against average and .984 save percentage.
Matt Kassian and Nate Prosser are scratched. Corey Crawford should be in Chicago's net.
This will end a short two-game homestand before leaving tomorrow for Anaheim, then Phoenix.
The Wild again will be looking for secondary scoring. Eleven of Minnesota's 16 goals have been scored by Zach Parise, Dany Heatley and Mikko Koivu. Tom Gilbert, who scored his first home goal as a member of the Wild in yesterday's win over Columbus, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who scored yesterday's winner, have two each and Mikael Granlund has one.
Matt Cullen has been particularly snakebit. Just great chances the last three games, but yesterday was by far his best of the season.
Josh Harding gets start in net tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Jan 30