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Projected lineups for Oilers-Wild

Thursday, 10.13.2011 / 3:20 PM
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Projected lineups for Oilers-Wild
Here is the anticipated lineup for both Edmonton and Minnesota tonight.

OILERS
Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth - Eric Belanger - Jordan Eberle
Magnus Paajarvi - Shawn Horcoff - Ryan Jones
Darcy Hordichuk - Anton Lander - Lennart Petrell

Theo Peckham - Ladislav Smid
Andy Sutton - Tom Gilbert
Cam Barker - Jeff Petry

Nikolai Khabibulin will get the start with Devan Dubnyk backing up.

WILD
Devin Setoguchi - Mikko Koivu - Dany Heatley
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Matt Cullen - Guillaume Latendresse
Colton Gillies - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Brett Bulmer - Darroll Powe - Brad Staubitz

Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Nick Schultz - Marco Scandella
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon

Niklas Backstrom starts in front of Josh Harding.
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It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18