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Wild’s Pominville, Backstrom likely to miss Game 2

May 2, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

Newly acquired forward Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild skates during warm-up prior to the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on April 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Minnesota Wild pushed the Chicago Blackhawks to overtime in Game 1 on Tuesday, even without key pieces Jason Pominville and Niklas Backstrom. It looks like they’ll need to cope without them in Game 2 on Friday, too.

Pominville “definitely won’t play” while Backstrom and defenseman Clayton Stoner seem highly doubtful for tomorrow’s game in Chicago, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

That keeps the burden on backup goalie Josh Harding, who produced an inspiring effort despite the defeat.

The Wild face the Blackhawks in Game 2 at 9:30 ET Friday. You can watch the game on CNBC.

  1. lordfletcher - May 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Nice. Just nice. Brown with one dumb play completely ruins a huge deadline trade and possibly the wilds season. Having pominville game 1 could have been the difference seeing as he and suter, also Brodin have been the best guys on the ice post deadline. Ugh

  2. chicagobtech - May 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    CNBC? Do I even have that in HD?

    • prideonice - May 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      It’s on FS North as well, if you are in the area.

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