6 p.m. at Columbus • Nationwide Arena • FSN, 100.3-FM
Columbus can score
Preview: The Wild (14-8-2) gave up a 3-1 third-period lead in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to visiting Arizona and heads into a road matchup with Columbus (14-8-2), a strong Eastern Conference opponent.
By the numbers: Columbus is one of the top-scoring teams in the league with 84 goals in 24 games, fifth in the NHL. F Artemi Panarin and F Cam Atkinson lead the way with 26 and 25 points.
Quotable: “It was spirited. We had a good conversation before we went on the ice. Unfortunately, you go through these little things at one point in the year for a couple days, and hopefully, we’ve done it.” – Bruce Boudreau on how his team rebounded at practice Wednesday after two rough third periods in three games.
Injuries: D Greg Pateryn (illness) is questionable for the Wild. F Anthony Duclair (undisclosed) is questionable for Columbus.