Tuesday: vs. Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. (VS.). Thursday: at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. (FSN). Saturday: at Vancouver, 3 p.m. (FSN)

Player to watch: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Sidney Crosby might not play, but Pittsburgh's next-best player should. Malkin, a Calder Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, will make his third visit to Xcel Energy Center if he's not stopped by a knee injury that kept him out Saturday.

Voices "It’s the stupidest thing you could ever do." — The Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck, on players who face the glass when a check is coming to try to draw a penalty under the new, more-stringent enforcement of boarding.