Mar 9, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) stands in the goal in a game against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. The Wild beat the Predators in a shootout 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Begin Three Game Road Trip Versus The Minnesota Wild


Minneapolis, MN -  Tonight the Anaheim Ducks conclude the season series versus the Minnesota Wild. This is the start of a three game road trip, all in the central time zone.

The Ducks are coming off of a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues Sunday night, but are now without Kyle Palmieri due to an upper body injury. Nick Bonino is also out tonight with the flu.

The Wild are also coming off of a 4-2 win. Their win was over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday as well. Zach Parise is looking to end a personal goalless drought against the Ducks.

The puck drops at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Team Stats:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
24 GP 24
18 W 13
3 L 9
3 OT 2
39 P 28
0.813 P% 0.583
3.38 G/G 2.29
2.46 GA/G 2.42
27.8 PP% 16.3
76.8 PK% 86.5
27.5 S/G 27.9
28.3 SA/G 27.4
47.3 FO% 53.0

Season Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
March 01, 2013 MIN@ANA ANA, 3 – 2
Feb 01, 2013 MIN@ANA ANA, 3 – 1

Projected Goalie Matchup:

team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
Name Viktor Fasth Niklas Backstrom
GP 13 19
Wins 10 11
Losses 1 6
OTL 1 2
SO 2 0
GAA 1.92 2.30
Save % .929 .914

Injury report:

Team Player Type
team.teamCommonName Nick Bonino Flu
team.teamCommonName Kyle Palmieri* Upper-body
team.teamCommonName Brad Staubitz* Upper-body
team.teamCommonName Tom Gilbert Illness
team.teamCommonName Darcy Kuemper* Lower-body
team.teamCommonName Josh Harding* Illness

*On Injured Reserve

Team Records:

Anaheim Ducks: 18-3-3, 39 points (1st in the Pacific Division)
Minnesota Wild: 13-9-2, 28 points (T-1st in the Northwest Division)

Broadcast Info:

TV: Fox Sports-Prime Ticket
Radio: ESPN 830

 

Breaking Update:

*Viktor Fasth Is Out With An Upper Body Injury*

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Kyle Palmieri Minnesota Wild Nick Bonino Niklas Backstrom St. Louis Blues Vancouver Canucks Viktor Fasth Zach Parise