Minnesota looks for its sixth-straight win tonight in San Jose with Niklas Backstrom back in goal following a 41-save shutout of Calgary. Wild coach Mike Yeo says the tandem of Backstrom and Josh Harding gives Minnesota a chance to win every night.
Backstrom back at practice, doubtful to start at San Jose
Niklas Backstrom took shots during the Wild's practice in San Jose Monday, but he's doubtful to start Tuesday night's game against the Sharks. Josh Harding will likely start in goal. The Sharks have lost three of four, but Minnesota is 1-8-1 in their last ten at the Shark Tank.