7 p.m. vs. Vancouver • Xcel Energy Center • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: With his team riding a five-game winning streak, Wild coach Mike Yeo cautioned his players to stay focused as they face the Canucks to end a three-game home stand. The team remains five points out of a playoff spot, and given the difficulty of making up ground, Yeo emphasized that it must guard against feeling too confident and allowing its play to slip. The Wild is 5-1-0 in its past six against Vancouver, including a 4-2 road victory eight days ago. G Devan Dubnyk will start; he is ranked seventh in the NHL in save percentage (.925) and 10th in goals-against average (2.26). The Wild recalled G Darcy Kuemper from Iowa of the AHL on Sunday.
Players to watch: Wild LW Zach Parise has seven goals in his past nine games. … Canucks C Henrik Sedin has 59 points in 75 games against the Wild, while LW Daniel Sedin has 57 points in 72 games..
Numbers: The Wild’s penalty kill, which has stopped all 12 man advantages it has faced during the winning streak, is ranked sixth (84.5 percent); Vancouver is third at 86.4.
Injuries: Wild D Keith Ballard (concussion) and LW Matt Cooke (sports hernia) are out. Canucks C Brad Richardson (foot) and D Kevin Bieksa (hand) are out; D Frank Corrado (illness) and D Chris Tanev (concussion-like symptoms) are day-to-day.