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Wild gameday vs. Dallas

  • March 7, 2014 - 8:44 PM

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7:30 P.M. at DALLAS • FSN, 100.3-FM

Preview: The Wild is in what has perennially been its house of horrors. Since March 21, 2003, the Wild is 1-13-5 in Dallas. The Wild is 9-2-2 in its past 13 and has won a season-best five in a row. The Stars are 6-2-1 in their past nine, including a 6-1 pounding of Vancouver on Thursday.

Players to watch: LW Matt Moulson and RW Cody McCormick are expected to make their Wild debuts. G Darcy Kuemper is 11-2-2 since Jan. 7 with a 1.95 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. LW Zach Parise has scored 11 of his 21 goals on the power play. C Mikael Granlund has 20 points in his past 25 games. Stars C Tyler Seguin, coming off a hat trick, is 12th in the NHL with 28 goals and ninth with 63 points. Captain Jamie Benn is tied for 18th with 24 goals.

Numbers: Since Jan. 2, the Wild’s .750 points percentage and 2.05 goals against average are first in the NHL. … The Wild hasn’t allowed a power-play goal in seven consecutive games.

Injuries: Wild F Jason Zucker (leg) is out.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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