Wild Prepare For Road Trip After Tough Loss


Today’s a new day, I know.

I still woke up angry.

After last night’s disheartening loss in the final 3:21 to the Nashville Predators, the Minnesota Wild hit the ice at the Xcel this morning for a fast-paced practice in preparation for tomorrow’s rematch against the Colorado Avalanche.

Nothing more can really be said about the loss last night, so we have to look to the future. Team captain Mikko Koivu is on the road trip, but will not be returning against the Avs (he’s along to continue to practice). Rumor has it that he may return next week.

Guillaume Latendresse has apparently suffered a setback and will not be traveling with the team. His return will be pushed back.

Expect Niklas Backstrom to start in net against the Avs. Backs has been a brick wall against Colorado, and with Josh Harding’s horrible finish last night this is Backstrom’s chance to solidly reclaim his top spot.