Our Minnesota Wild have made their way up north and are in Montreal to face the Canadiens on Tuesday night. After an impressive shutout win to open the season against the Florida Panthers, and then a demoralizing defeat at the hands of the high-powered Toronto Maple Leafs, there are some mixed results in this early season. Against a team that is projected to be lower in the standings than both of those teams, the Wild might find themselves having a slightly easier time.
But, of course, the season is never easy. Matt Boldy was injured during the game in Toronto, Alex Goligoski was hurt during practice and might be out long-term, and Jared Spurgeon is not healthy quite yet. Just a whole lot of hurt already, just two games into a season.
Unfortunately, the Wild also could not recall a player in time and will be going with 11 forwards and six defensemen in Montreal -- playing a player short. So, expect Kirill Kaprizov to finish the game edging close to 28 or so minutes played, if head coach Dean Evason deems these two points necessary.
It is sure going to be an interesting and weird one.
When: 6:00 p.m. CT
Where: Bell Centre
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: KFAN 100.3
Projected Wild lineup
Kirill Kaprizov -- Ryan Hartman -- Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Marcus Foligno
Marcus Foligno -- Marco Rossi -- Brandon Duhaime
Patrick Maroon -- Connor Dewar
Jonas Brodin -- Calen Addison
Jacob Middleton -- Brock Faber
Jon Merrill -- Dakota Mermis
Projected Canadiens lineup
Cole Caufield -- Nick Suzuki -- Rafael Harvey-Pinard
Juraj Slafkovsky -- Alex Newhook -- Josh Anderson
Tanner Pearson -- Sean Monahan -- Brendan Gallagher
Jesse Ylonen -- Jake Evans -- Michael Pezzetta
Mike Matheson -- David Savard
Kaiden Guhle -- Johnathan Kovacevic
Arber Xhekaj -- Jordan Harris
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