9 p.m. at Vancouver • Rogers Arena • FSN, 100.3 FM
Preview: The Wild, 1-1 on a four-game trip, returns to the scene where it blew a two-goal lead Nov. 29, gave up four straight goals, rallied to tie and still lost in regulation. Wednesday in Calgary, the Wild lost for the first time in regulation on the road since, stopping a 14-game point streak. The 5-1 loss was its most lopsided defeat of the season. The Canucks are 3-4-3 in their past 10.
Players to watch: Wild RW Mikael Granlund is riding a franchise-record 11-game point streak, the longest current point streak in the NHL and tied with Chicago’s Artem Anisimov for the longest in the NHL this season. LW Jason Zucker has 10 goals and 19 points in the past 19 games. C Mikko Koivu leads Minnesota with 40 points in 53 games against Vancouver. Canucks C Bo Horvat leads with 32 points in 51 games. Henrik Sedin owns 56 assists and 69 points in 81 games against the Wild. He ranks first all-time against the Wild in assists and second in points. Twin brother Daniel Sedin has 42 assists and 64 points in 78 meetings. He ranks second in assists and third in points vs. the Wild.
Numbers: Minnesota is 8-4 in its past 12 games against the Canucks, including a 4-2 mark in its past six games in Vancouver. … The Wild’s 86 points vs. the Canucks are its third most against any NHL franchise.
Injuries: Wild D Jonas Brodin (broken finger) is out. Canucks RW Derek Dorsett (back), D Erik Gudbranson (wrist), RW Jannik Hansen (knee), D Ben Hutton (hand) and RW Anton Rodin (knee) are out.