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Minnesota Wild @ Pittsburgh Penguins 11/10/2016

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It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bruce Boudreau and his new gang, the Minnesota Wild, make their lone appearance in the 'Burgh tonight. So far the season has gotten off to a pretty good start for the Wild with a decent 6-4-1 record. Better than the record is just 22 goals conceded, current lowest in the league.

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, they've been one of the worst Corsi teams in the young season (27th at 47.0%) which points to having a good goalie. Devin Dubnyk 's early season numbers are nothing short of jaw-dropping (5-3-1, .951 save %, 1.46 GAA), but hopefully bound for a little regression, hopefully as early as tonight.

Up front, free agent pickup Eric Staal leads the team's forwards in goals (4) and points (8) so far. Defenseman Ryan Suter (3g+7a) leads the entire team in assists and points. Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle (7 points a piece) are also players to keep an eye on. 19 year old rookie Joel Eriksson Ek (2g+3a in 7 games) is off to a very nice start to his career as well.

Expected Minnesota lines

Nino Niederreiter - Eric Staal - Charlie Coyle

Mikael Granlund - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville

Jason Zucker - Joel Eriksson Ek - Chris Stewart

Jordan Schroeder - Tyler Graovac - Christoph Bertschy

Ryan Suter / Matt Dumba

Christian Folin / Jonas Brodin

Nate Prosser / Jared Spurgeon

Expected Pittsburgh lines

Carl Hagelin - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Scott Wilson - Nick Bonino - Bryan Rust

Conor Sheary - Matt Cullen - Eric Fehr

Brian Dumoulin / Kris Letang

Olli Maatta / Trevor Daley

Ian Cole / Justin Schultz

Marc-Andre Fleury will get the start tonight, after Matt Murray has played 3 of the last 4 games. Interestingly enough, Fleury's had a lot of trouble over the years against the Wild which is odd since they're not exactly a power house in the last decade

I highly doubt this means much or will have any impact on tonight, being as there's so much turnover from year to year, just stats like that are interesting to see how certain players have a lot of success or a lot of difficulty against various opponents over the years.

Also interesting, winning. The Pens will look to get their 3rd in a row tonight. Your gamethread below, ladies and gentlemen.