Wild Face Oilers…Again

I know, I know. It seems like the Minnesota Wild plays the Edmonton Oilers more often than a Twin Cities radio station plays an ADELE song, but let’s not complain, folks. For one, the Wild has had a quite run of success against the Oilers. And for another, it could be the last time the Wild ever faces the Oilers, or any other team again.

According to Harold Camping, who has never been wrong save for two other times that I know about, tomorrow, October 21, is Judgment Day. The guy is a radio host, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that radio hosts are always correct.

In fact the only reasons Camping was wrong the previous two times were due to “miscalculations” and “mathematical errors.” This time, he may have carried the one correctly, and thus, we may be watching our last hockey game tonight. Let’s hope it’s a good one, and make the best of it. Consider yourself lucky. Poor Moammar Gadhafi has already watched his last Wild game.

Word out of Edmonton is that Niklas Backstrom will get the start in goal. The man is a whopping 19-2-1 with four shutouts against the Oilers, and he stymied them last week in a 2-1 shootout victory.

Although there was some thoughts about a lineup change tonight, it sounds as though it will remain unchanged. We’ll see if the Koivu line gets another shot together, or if Mike Yeo wants to keep trying Pierre-Marc Bouchard with Mikko and The Heater.

Look for a big game from Edmonton native, Jared Spurgeon. The guy seems to feel it offensively when he faces the Oilers so mark him up for a goal and an assist. Package that prediction in with this guarantee: the Wild will win tonight. If I’m wrong, it’s due to mathematical error.

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