Dallas Stars (1-0-0, 2pts) @ Minnesota Wild (1-0-0, 2 pts)
7:00 PM CT
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(Delving) Into the Wild:
Minnesota made the biggest splash in free agency last summer (and was probably a huge reason why the lockout had to happen) with their gigantic signings of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.
Parise paid off immediately last night as he had two assists to help the Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 while Suter provided some good defense (but not much offensively).
The Wild’s top line of Parise-Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley should be one of the most dangerous in the league and the Stars have to be extremely careful of them tonight. Considering what happened to Dallas’ defense last night, whoever starts in goalie tonight will be very busy.
Past that top line, Mikael Granlund is one of the more heralded rookies this season and he also had a goal in his NHL debut against Colorado.
It looks like the Wild will be starting backup goal...