It's been too long since we've been able to watch our Minnesota Wild play hockey. They had a little break, and then they just had to go and fly to Sweden to participate in the NHL's Global Series. Well, the first game overseas is finally here. It's time to get your cup of coffee, sit on the couch on a lovely Saturday morning, and watch the boys play some puck.
Nothing has changed too much about the lineup. Marco Rossi is back on the top line but between Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello. Matt Boldy -- instead of being on that top line instead of Zuccarello, or with Rossi -- is with his perfect partner, Joel Eriksson Ek. The rest of the lineup falls into place where they should.
Dakota Mermis was on waivers yesterday, but it might have just been a precautionary paper transaction, he should still be in the lineup this morning.
UPDATE: We lied. Mermis is out of the lineup and Ryan Hartman is as well, as he has fallen sick. Nic Petan will be making his season debut for the Wild.
The Wild will have their work cut out for them as the young guns of the Senators are fully revved up after a completely insane game against the Red Wings earlier during this Global Series. They go up 4-0, the Red Wings tie it with four straight goals, and then Tim Stutzle wins it with just a couple seconds left in overtime. Dramatic.
They should continue playing that late-game defense though, Minnesota could use some more goals scored.
When: 10:00 a.m. CT
Where: Avicii Arena
TV: NHL Network, TSN5, RDS
Radio: KFAN 100.3
Projected Wild lineup
Kirill Kaprizov -- Marco Rossi -- Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Matt Boldy
Marcus Foligno -- Vinni Lettieri -- Patrick Maroon
Brandon Duhaime -- Connor Dewar -- Nic Petan
Jonas Brodin -- Brock Faber
Jake Middleton -- Jared Spurgeon
Jon Merrill -- Zach Bogosian
Projected Senators lineup
Brady Tkachuk -- Josh Norris -- Vlad Tarasenko
Mathieu Joseph -- Tim Stutzle -- Claude Giroux
Dominik Kubalik -- Roby Jarventie -- Drake Batherson
Matthew Highmore -- Rourke Chartier -- Parker Kelly
Jake Sanderson -- Artem Zub
Jakob Chychrun -- Jacob Bernard-Docker
Erik Brannstrom -- Travis Hamonic
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