2 P.M. VS. WINNIPEG • MTS CENTre • FSN, 107.9-FM
Preview: The Wild has twice defeated the Jets this season, winning 2-1games at Xcel Energy Center. The three remaining games between the Central Division rivals are in Winnipeg. The Wild is 8-1-1 in its past 10 games, while Winnipeg is 5-4-1 and has not won in its past three games.
Players to watch: Wild center Mikko Koivu has four goals and eight assists in his past eight games, tying him with Chicago’s Patrick Sharp for most points in the NHL since Nov. 5. … Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, a Minnesota native, has 19 points and is the second-highest-scoring defenseman in the NHL.
Numbers: The Wild is 4-4-2 on the road, with a 3-1-1 mark in its past five away from home.
Injuries: Wild D Keith Ballard (upper body) and G Niklas Backstrom (concussion) are unlikely to play, while F Torrey Mitchell (leg) is out. Jets F Jim Slater (hernia), D Zach Bogosian (groin), D Jacob Trouba (upper body) and D Paul Postma (blood clot) are out.
|Cincinnati - A. Simon||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - J. Samardzija|
|St. Louis - M. Wacha||6:05 PM|
|Washington - G. Gonzalez|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - C. Morton|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - J. Masterson|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - D. Smyly|
|Atlanta - A. Harang||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - J. Niese|
|Baltimore - C. Tillman||6:10 PM|
|Boston - J. Lackey|
|NY Yankees - H. Kuroda||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - E. Bedard|
|Seattle - C. Young||6:10 PM|
|Miami - N. Eovaldi|
|Chicago WSox - F. Paulino||7:05 PM|
|Texas - M. Perez|
|Minnesota - R. Nolasco||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - J. Vargas|
|Philadelphia - J. Pettibone||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Chatwood|
|Houston - J. Cosart||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - S. Gray|
|San Francisco - M. Cain||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - T. Ross|
|Arizona - W. Miley||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?