Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild TV Listings


…and we’re back.

The All-Star break is over and real hockey is resuming. The Minnesota Wild have 36 games to go and need to get points about 3/4 of them to make the playoffs. So a big winning streak has to happen at some point and Edmonton is a good place to get that going.

Edmonton has struggled this year — though they haven’t had variance swing back in their favor at all, so there’s likely a decent run coming for them at some point here. Part of their problem has been some abysmal goaltending. They’ve got the second worst Sv% at 5-on-5 in the NHL. They’re second to… hang on… looking it up… it’s loading… Ah. The Minnesota Wild.

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Edmonton hasn’t been able to get much consistent play out of their forward group once you leave the top line. Unfortunately for Edmonton, it looks like there’s a chance they’ll be without one of the few pieces of the team that has been consistent, Taylor Hall.

No official word on his status yet though.

Lots going on in the return to action though. Erik Haula is scratched, Mikael Granlund is coming off injured reserve, Darcy Kuemper has been sent to Iowa, Devan Dubnyk is getting the net again… we’ve got all the details in today’s game preview. We’ve also got a big ol’ pile of links at the bottom of this post with some more info on what’s going on around the team and the league.

Minnesota Wild TV Listings
TV: FS-N in Minnesota / SNOL in Edmonton
Online Streaming: NHL Gamecenter
Radio: KFAN, 100.3 FM in Minnesota / 630 CHED in Edmonton
Radio Streaming Online: NHL Radio or KFAN via I Heart Radio

A Few Good Reads Before the Game:

  • Ben Remington outlines his weekly 3 Stars of the Week
  • Mikael Granlund is back in the lineup
  • Darcy Kuemper was assigned to Iowa for conditioning
  • The Wild recalled Stu Bickel yesterday, I had some thoughts about that and that his recall means that Matt Dumba is staying in Iowa
  • Derek gives Five Post All-Star Game Break Predictions for the Wild
  • The fellas at Hockey Wilderness have a new episode of their podcast up with Tony Dean as a guest
  • Ryan Kennedy at The Hockey News talks about how good Mitch Marner has been
  • Prospect Lawson Crouse shouldn’t be so highly ranked says Joshua Weissbock at The Hockey Writers.
  • The weekly Minnesota Wild prospect update here at GPW talks Reid Duke and others, as well as injuries to Tanner Faith and Hunter Warner
  • Hockey’s Future highlights the role that the Wild are asking young players to play and singles out the Wild’s prospect of the month
  • Logan Couture wrote about what elite centers do well
  • A little talk on what happened to Mike Richards (he cleared waivers today)
  • Next: Mikael Granlund Returning to Lineup for Wild