Wild-Avalanche pregame notes
The Minnesota Wild open the season against the Colorado Avalanche. Here are some pregame notes to whet your whistle before the drop of the puck.
— The Wild are celebrating their 15th year and the Avalanche are having their 20th anniversary season.
— Minnesota is 8-4-2 in openers and Colorado/Quebec 19-9-7. Both have a .643 all-time points percentage, which is the best in the NHL on opening night.
— The Wild won last year’s season series 4-1 including both games played at Colorado.
— Dating back to 2009-10, Minnesota is 12-3-1 at Colorado.
— Minnesota’s opening-day roster features 12 players who are 25 or younger, including five defensemen.