7 p.m. vs. Anaheim • Xcel Energy Center • FSN Plus, 100.3-FM
Preview: Round 3 of Bruce Boudreau vs. his previous team; the Wild is 2-0 against the Ducks, winning 2-1 in Anaheim and 5-3 at home Jan. 21. The Wild, 2-1 on its franchise-record eight-game homestand, is 14-3-2 in 2017 and 26-4-3 since Dec. 2. The Wild reached the 80-point mark in its 55th game — 12 fewer games than any other campaign in its 17-year history (67 games in 2013-14 and 2014-15). The Ducks are 1-3-1 in their past five.
Players to watch: Wild RW Jason Pominville has 15 points in the past 11 games. LW Nino Niederreiter has four goals and two assists in the past four games. RW Mikael Granlund has at least a point in 14 of the past 16 games. LW Zach Parise has four goals in the past five games. Ducks C Ryan Kesler is a goal from his ninth 20-goal season. RW Corey Perry has 18 goals and 35 points in 40 games against Minnesota. C Ryan Getzlaf, coming off a three-point game, has 34 points in 39 meetings with the Wild.
Numbers: The Wild has had 24 four-plus-goal and 15 five-plus goal games this season. … The Wild has 13 power-play goals in the past 13 home games and is a league-best 30.1 percent (22-for-73) at home on the power play; the Wild is 20-4-2 when it scores a power-play goal.
Injuries: Wild D Jonas Brodin (broken finger) is out; D Matt Dumba (knee) is doubtful. Ducks D Simon Despres (concussion) and D Clayton Stoner (lower body) are out; D Sami Vatanen (lower body) is questionable.