- Minnesota's victory in the most recent matchup of these teams moved it into a tie with Vancouver in points. They remain even heading into Monday's action, setting up a battle for sole possession of first place in the Northwest.
- The offense has been clicking of late for Minnesota, which comes into this game off a home-and-home sweep of Colorado. Four different Wild scored in the first period alone Saturday afternoon in Denver, with Devin Setoguchi netting the first of his two goals and adding an assist on a Kyle Brodziak tally that opened up a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes. Niklas Backstrom didn't have an easy afternoon, as the Avalanche kept clawing back, but the Wild added some insurance and held on for a 6-4 victory.
- It took all of six seconds after the opening puck drop Saturday for Alexandre Burrows to deposit a shot past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, but between then and the time Burrows scored again with 2:38 left in the third period
- Fourth and final meeting of the regular season between these Northwest Division rivals. The Canucks won the first two, but the Wild prevailed 4-2 on March 10 as Zach Parise scored twice and set up the decisive goal by Jared Spurgeon.
- 13-8-6, 32 pts
- Henrik Sedin: 26 Points
- Daniel Sedin: 8 Goals
- Henrik Sedin: 19 Assists
- 15-10-2, 32 pts
- Ryan Suter: 23 Points
- Zach Parise: 11 Goals
- Ryan Suter: 21 Assists
Injured: Ryan Kesler, Manny Malhotra, Zack Kassian, David Booth
Scratched: Cam Barker, Andrew Alberts
Injured: Mike Rupp, Jason Zucker, Josh Harding
Edited by Strombone1, 18 March 2013 - 11:06 AM.