The Minnesota Wild are facing a tough task on Tuesday night with an away game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 6 p.m. and, for those that didn't make the trek to Pennsylvania for a midweek regular season NHL game, Fox Sports North will have the broadcast.
The Wild are dealing with numerous injuries -- most recently to Mikko Koivu -- but SB Nation's Wild blogger seems to be putting a sort of reverse jinx on Minnesota's team before the game even begins.
In order to win this game, the Wild need to hope for a rip in the space-time continuum and for the Flyers to play one of their worst games of the year. Look at the lineup the Wild is going to put out there tonight. We're not convinced this lineup could beat most AHL squads, let alone one of the best in the East.
See, there we did it again. The players in the lineup make no difference. How can we possibly get past this belief that who is playing matters? Perhaps some electro-convulsive therapy. Bring it on.
Enjoy the game. Or, what passes as a game these days.
So that sounds fun, right?