Wild Open Strike Shorten Season Tonight 19 Jan 13

The Wild drop the puck on a shortened 48-game season tonight at Xcel Center when they skate against the Colorado Avalanche. Minnesota will have the chance to show off newly signed free agents Zach Parise [[ puh-REE-zay ]] and Ryan Suter [[ SOO-ter ]]. The Wild are looking to bounce back from a season that saw them finish 35-36-and-11 with 81 points in the West, good for 12th place.