Aside from "can they win tonight?" the most pressing question going into tonight is "will there be any retribution for Kim Johnsson?" Will there be any payback for Brad May's hit? My guess (and it's only a guess) is that there will be no retribution from the Wild. This is Lemaire's team and in the past he hasn't let them engage in activities like this. He has constantly tried to discourage Derek Boogaard from taking unnecessary penalties and tonight won't be any different. His (and the team's focus) is on the game at hand and not on taking the craziness to the next level. Having said that, I also think things could spiral out of control with any sort of marginal hit.
Which brings me back to my original question: can they win tonight? I think they can, but they need to score on the PP. It's a must; they can't win a 2-1 game. If the Wild win it's going to have to be a 4-3 or 5-4 contest and the Slovak boys need to connect.