Nashville Predators (42-28-6, second in the Central Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (35-32-9, sixth in the Central Division)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota faces Nashville in Western Conference play.
The Wild are 11-8-4 against opponents from the Central Division. Minnesota has given up 43 power-play goals, killing 80.9 percent of opponent chances.
The Predators are 12-11-1 against opponents in the Central Division. Nashville has scored 31 power-play goals, converting on 12.8 percent of chances. In their last meeting on March 5, Nashville won 5-4. Viktor Arvidsson recorded a team-high 2 points for the Predators in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jared Spurgeon leads the Wild with a plus-five in 76 games played this season. Ryan Donato has collected 8 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Wild: 3-5-2, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.6 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .896 save percentage.
Wild Injuries: Joel Eriksson Ek: out (lower body), Zach Parise: day to day (lower body).
Predators Injuries: None listed.