7 p.m. at Nashville • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild is seeking a franchise-record eighth consecutive road victory. It is an NHL-best 11-1-2 on the road since acquiring goalie Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 14. He beat the Predators 4-2 in Nashville on Feb. 26 sending Nashville, then the top team in the NHL, on a tailspin. The Predators are 2-8 in their past 10 with one regulation victory.
Players to watch: Dubnyk will make his 28th consecutive start for the Wild and 29th consecutive overall. Twenty of his 29 wins have come with the Wild (1.66 goals-against average and .939 save percentage). Overall, he ranks second in the NHL with a 2.08 goals-against average and .929 save percentage, trailing Montreal’s Carey Price in both categories. LW Thomas Vanek has four goals in the past four games. D Matt Dumba is plus-15 the past 14 games. Predators F Filip Forsberg leads all NHL rookies with 54 points. Nashville G Pekka Rinne picked up his 200th career win Saturday against Los Angeles (third among Finnish goalies). He ranks second in the NHL with 37 wins.
Numbers: The Wild’s power play is the worst in the NHL on the road (10.2 percent). However, the Wild’s NHL-best penalty kill is 56-for-59 (94.9 percent) the past 23 games.
Injuries: Wild D Nate Prosser (lower body), D Marco Scandella (oblique), LW Jason Zucker (collarbone), LW Ryan Carter (upper body), LW Matt Cooke (sports hernia) and D Keith Ballard (concussion) are out. Predators LW James Neal (upper body) and LW Eric Nystrom (lower body) are questionable.