Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild TV Listings, Live Streaming & More


Tonight the Minnesota Wild take on the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center in Chicago. The game’s set to start at 7pm CST.

If you read Alex’s game recap of yesterday’s afternoon loss to the Nashville Predators you know that things are getting ugly for the Wild. Yes, things have been ugly, but it’s getting worse.

The losses are mounting, the team hasn’t won back-to-back games since November 16 and 20, Yeo’s practice tantrum got through to some of the team — the team has been better in terms of shots and possession in games since then, but the goaltending remains atrocious.

Even though Darcy Kuemper has played pretty poorly for most of the season, his landing on IR this week doesn’t help things at all. There’s not a better option for the team. Niklas Backstrom has been worse and the next in line is John Curry.

With the Wild having fallen to last place in the Central Division and third to last in the conference, the urgency is ratcheting up as the team would need to go 26-12-4 to guarantee a playoff spot. It also means that every divisional game is an increasingly important game. While the team is very unlikely to catch Chicago, taking two points out of the pocket of divisional opponents and dropping them into their own kitty will start to ease the burden ahead. (A win today makes the above record 25-12-4… a small thing, but winning now makes the number they have to hit less oppressive. 25-12-4 is tough, but looks a lot better than 26-11-4 after a Sunday loss.)

If you’re looking to watch or listen to today’s game, here are your Minnesota Wild TV listings.

TV: NBC Sports Network, WGN in Chicago, TVA in Canada
ONLINE STREAMING: NBC Live Extra (No NHL Gamecenter stream in the US.)

Here are a couple of good reads to take in before the game:
NHL Insider: Waiting to add a goalie might be Wild’s best move by Michael Russo at the Star Tribune.
Want a Raanta or a Darling by Brian Kasnicka at Blackhawk Up.
Why the Blueshirts are Better Than You Think by Kevin Mizera at The Hockey Writers.
Goaltender Roulette: The Trade Deadline Approaches by me… (sorry) at The Hockey Writers.
At Least Last Place Wild Have Jason Zucker by Tony Wiseau at Hockey Wilderness.
The 2015 Goalie Market: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Darcy Kuemper by Charlie Beattie at Wild Xtra.