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Overall, the power play is 2-for-30 this season and ranks 29th in the NHL at 6.7 percent after going 0-for-3 against Los Angeles.
Wild coach Dean Evason says starting goalie Cam Talbot will miss his second consecutive game and is day-to-day.
The goalie left Friday's win in the Wild home opener and won't be available in their rematch with San Jose on Sunday.
Kaapo Kahkonen replaced Cam Talbot to begin Friday nikght's second period, inheriting a 1-1 tie, and he was air-tight the rest of the way.
Devan Dubnyk, who the Wild traded in the offseason, is getting the start for San Jose. "I'm sure there'll be some comments back and forth. But it'll be fun," said Jared Spurgeon.
Sarah McLellan answers readers questions in advance of tonight's home opener vs. San Jose, and an invitation to watch our Wild pregame show this afternoon.
The Wild finished its season-opening four-game road trip at 3-1 and in each of those victories, the third line contributed a vital third-period goal.
The addition of newly-acquired defenseman Ian Cole won't be the only change to the Wild's lineup tonight at Anaheim
The Wild controls the puck most of the time, and players are getting quality looks on net. But the power play hasn't been a success.
The same players who skated during wins over the Kings will be on the ice against the Ducks.