"Ø"Ø ABOUT THE WILD

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"Ø"Ø ABOUT THE WILD

The Wild fell 3-2 in a shootout to Detroit Saturday night, dropping consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 19 and 20. Now at 44-26-8, they are four points ahead of the Jets.

Minnesota is 2-0-2 vs. the Jets this season, winning 4-3 in overtime and 3-2, falling 4-3 and 2-1 in OT. The Wild are 12-4-5 all-time vs. the Jets/Thrashers, 6-1-3 at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild hope to have captain Mikko Koivu back for today's game against the Jets. He was a late scratch against the Red Wings after scratching his cornea.

Jason Pominville has been a bit of a Jet killer, with seven points (2G, 5A) this season. He has 32 points (13G, 19A) in 36 career games against Winnipeg.

Minnesota was 18-19-5 record for 41 points on Jan. 14 -- ranking 12th in the Western Conference and 11 points behind the Jets in the standings. With a regulation win against the Jets, the Wild can clinch a spot in the playoffs for the third straight season.

The Wild are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and lead the NHL with a 26-7-3 record since Jan. 15,

Not coincidentally, Minnesota is also 26-7-3 since acquiring goaltender Devan Dubnyk and have a plus-46 goal differential since Jan. 15 -- best in the NHL.

"Ø"Ø WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

34 Michael Hutchinson

2 Adam Pardy

5 Mark Stuart

7 Keaton Ellerby

8 Jacob Trouba

12 Drew Stafford

14 Anthony Peluso

15 Matt Halischuk

16 Andrew Ladd

17 Adam Lowry

18 Bryan Little

19 Jim Slater

20 Lee Stempniak

21 T.J. Galiardi

22 Chris Thorburn

23 Jay Harrison

26 Blake Wheeler

39 Toby Enstrom

51 Andrew Copp

55 Mark Scheifele

57 Tyler Myers

58 Eric O'Dell

63 Ben Chiarot

67 Michael Frolik

85 Mathieu Perreault

91 Jiri Tlusty

MINNESOTA WILD

32Niklas Backstrom

35Darcy Kuemper

40Devan Dubnyk

3Charlie Coyle

5Christian Folin

6 Marco Scandella

9 Mikko Koivu

10 Jordan Schroeder

11 Zach Parise

14 Justin Fontaine

18 Ryan Carter

20 Ryan Suter

21 Kyle Brodziak

22 Nino Niederreiter

23 Sean Bergenheim

25 Jonas Brodin

26 Thomas Vanek

29 Jason Pominville

33 Jordan Leopold

39 Nate Prosser

44 Chris Stewart

46 Jared Spurgeon

55 Matt Dumba

56 Erik Haula

64 Mikael Granlund

-- Ed Tait