The Minnesota Wild face off against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at 7:30pm(ET) in Detroit. The Detroit Red Wings are currently leading the NHL with 40 points and are six points up on the next closest team, the Vancouver Canucks, in the Western Conference.
This game should be a good barometer on whether the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Wild fans can consider the Wild an elite team in the NHL. If the Wild can win or even just keep the game close in Detroit, I think it will show the rest of the league that the Wild is a team that will have to be reckoned with come playoff time. It is also important for Niklas Backstrom and the MN Wild to bounce back from their horrible performance Wednesday versus the Philadelphia Flyers. I know I am going to be on my couch starting at 7:30 tonight for this huge match up between the Red Wings and the Minnesota Wild in Detroit. GO WILD!!!