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Wild-Islanders [live game thread]

Chris Botta believes Yann Danis gets the start tonight, which could be bad news for the Wild's playoff hopes. If Danis has one of his games, he could provide the room the Isles need to take some chances and pinch a few off Backstrom.

Oh, hell -- it's a power play-dependent league no matter which way you slice it.

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Minnesota Wild
@ New York Islanders

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009, 7:00 PM EDT | MSG+

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This is the country where one goes a'game threadin'. It's also the time of year when -- if out of the playoffs -- I go a'game hoppin' around Center Ice. Tonight: Florida needs a win in Buffalo, Carolina can really help itself with a win over Ottawa, and Anaheim needs a win in Colorado. Damn, I can't over-emphasize how much I love this time of year, whether my favorite team(s) are involved or not. (This is the only version of March Madness I've ever known or cared for.)

But I promise to keep the fire going here. The Wild's season is on the line, too.