MINNESOTA @ PITTSBURGH
Last night was the first game of the season that the Wild never trailed. Can they build on that against the defending Cup champions? It’s a tall order, but once again they’ll face an Eastern Conference team without one of their top scorers. After missing Gaborik against the Rangers, now they will miss Malkin when they face the Penguins.
Bold Prediction – No one will mention the obvious trend of top scorers in the East being too frightened to play against the dominat Wild (2-0 v. the East).