MONDAY'S STORYLINES: The battle for the Northwest Division lead continues tonight in Vancouver as the Wild take on the Canucks. The winner of tonight's game will take sole possession of first place. The Wild currently hold the lead.
"It is huge right now. It is the biggest game of the year," said forward Kyle Brodziak.
Vancouver notoriously hasn't been a friendly place for Minnesota, the Wild are 0-9-2 in their last 11 games in Vancouver and they know they will have a challenge tonight. In the team's last meeting in Vancouver on February 12 the Wild played well, but lost 2-1.
It can be argued the Wild are a very different team than the one that took the ice that night. The team that is taking the ice tonight is more confident one that believes they can win any game. Minnesota is 9-4-1 since the teams' last meeting in Vancouver.
"We are playing with a lot more confidence there is a lot more confidence in the room," said forward Zach Parise. "Our mentality and our approach has cha...