7 p.m. vs. Los Angeles • Xcel Energy Center • NBCSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild returns home for a three-game homestand after sweeping a two-game road trip in Las Vegas and Arizona. Since Nov. 14, the Wild has points in 26 of 29 home games. Los Angeles begins a four-game road trip after getting blanked 3-0 by New Jersey at home Saturday. Overall, the Kings have been up and down lately, going 2-2-1 in their past five.
Players to watch: Center Anze Kopitar has hit 80 points for the second time in his career. Adrian Kempe’s 16 goals and 34 points are the most by a Kings rookie since Kopitar in 2006-07. Defenseman Drew Doughty averages 26 minutes, 46 seconds of ice time.
Numbers: Coach Bruce Boudreau has 499 career victories. Forward Charlie Coyle is in the midst of a six-game point streak. The Kings are 7-7-1 against the Central Division. They’re 20-13-3 on the road.
Injuries: Wild F Luke Kunin (torn ACL) and D Jared Spurgeon (right hamstring tear) are out.