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Lightning-Wild preview


Lightning vs. Wild

When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — C Ryan Craig (groin) is out. Minnesota — RW Marian Gaborik (lower body), C Pierre-Marc Bouchard (back), D Marek Zidlicky (ankle) are out. RW Owen Nolan (leg) is day to day.

Key stats: The Wild entered Friday 12-for-12 on the penalty kill and second in the league on the power play (42.9 percent, 6-for-14). … C Mikko Koivu led the league with nine points and eight assists. RW Antti Miettinen was tied for the lead with five goals. ... G Niklas Backstrom is 10-0-4 in his past 15 starts, with a 1.76 GAA and a .937 save percentage.

Lightning-Wild preview 10/17/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 20, 2008 5:33pm]
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