Wild Lose at Chicago; Koivu An All Star
The Minnesota Wild lost 5-2 at Chicago Thursday night. Dave Bolland scored 2 goals for the Blackhawks. Devin Setoguchi and Kyle Brodziak each scored a goal for the Wild. Josh Harding had 17 goals but 4 goals allowed and was benched in favor of Matt Hackett. Hackett forced 8 shots with 8 saves.
Minnesota was outshot 30-23 and the Wild fall to 22-16-6. With 50 points the Wild are tied for 7th place in the Western Conference. Minnesota will play at St. Louis at 7pm Saturday, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:35.
Mikko Koivu was named to the Western Conference All Star team Thursday for the first time in his career. The 28-year old center has 9 goals and a team-high 24 assists this season. The NHL All Star game will be played January 29 in Ottawa.