Series (Game 1 of 4)

Minnesota leads 3-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 19th
Game 2: Saturday, November 5th
Game 3: Thursday, February 2nd
Game 4: Saturday, March 25th

Sharks 1

(3-3-1, 7 pts)

Wild 6

(4-2-1, 9 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 19, 2005

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

1 2 3 T
SJ 0 1 01
MIN 1 0 56

M. Fernandez (Wild - G): Saves: 34, Save Pct.: .971

D. Boogaard (Wild - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

T. White (Wild - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

San Jose (3-2-1) at Minnesota (3-2-1) 8:00 pm EDT

San Jose (3-2-1) at Minnesota (3-2-1), 8:00 pm EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Wild will try to end a long stretch at home on a winning note when they host the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

The Wild are 2-1-0 thus far on a four-game stretch at Xcel Energy Center spread over nearly two weeks. They have been dominant in the two wins, taking the pair by a combined score of 10-1.

Marc Chouinard and Todd White both had three assists as Minnesota scored the first four goals en route to a 4-1 win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Sunday.

Brian Rolston and Pierre-Marc Bouchard both notched their third goals of the season in the win as the Wild improved to 3-1-0 at home.

On Sunday, Minnesota scored a pair of power-play goals and fought off Anaheim's seven chances with an extra man, continuing its dominant start on special teams.

Entering Wednesday's contest, the Wild lead the league in both power-play percentage, converting 33 percent (10-of-30) of their chances, and penalty kill percentage, fending off a league-high 95 percent (38-of-40) of their opponents' opportunities.

The Sharks had won three straight before dropping the opener of a six-game road trip Monday at Detroit, 3-2, in overtime.

Marco Sturm scored the equalizer for San Jose midway through the second period but Evgeni Nabokov allowed the Red Wings to notch the game-winner with just 51 seconds left in overtime.

The Sharks had scored 15 goals over their three-game winning streak.