DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 02: Goalie Niklas Backstrom #32, Cal Clutterbuck #22, Nate Prosser and Matt Cullen #7 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate their 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Right now, the Wild hold the eighth spot in the conference, with 57 points coming from the strength of a record of 25-19-7. The Stars are just two spots and three points behind them, with their 54 points coming from a 26-22-2 record.
This is the second meeting of the year between the Wild and the Stars. On January 21, the Stars came to the XCel Energy Center, and the Wild took it to them, emerging with a 5-2 victory on the strength of three goals in a 59 second span.
You can watch the game this evening on Fox Sports North in glorious high definition, or you can listen to the game on KFAN-FM 100.3. We will be right here for the recap when things have finished.