I'm not ready to call this a must win, but any type of losing streak will put this team in a serious hole. The Minnesota wild looked dynamic on offense in their first two games. The Preds will have to key on Parise and Heatly if they want to keep the score low.
Mason will be starting in net, hopefully the defense will step up and protect him. Mason is more than capable, but he is not Pekka Rinne.
My Prediction: 4-3 overtime win for the Preds