Defense has looked good, but I don't think you can read into it too far. We're playing a slumping and immensely injured Wild team that was mediocre at scoring goals even when they were tops in the West (sick neutral zone play + amazing goaltending). That said, the play on Heatley / Koivu has been tight, even from the young guys.
Borque has looked like the only positive tonight besides pekka's play. Both teams playing strong defensive positioning but turnovers on both sides are killing offensive momentum. Preds need a big defenseman to scratch hillen, need a forward besides erat who can carry puck into offensive zone.