7 p.m. vs. N.Y. Rangers • Xcel Energy Center • FSN Plus, 100.3-FM
Up-and-down Rangers next to visit
Preview: After a 1-0-1 start, the Wild continues its five-game homestand against the Rangers. The team’s franchise-record 12-game point streak on home ice is tied with the Golden Knights for the longest in the NHL this season. The Rangers are coming off a 3-1 win over the Jets on Sunday, their second consecutive win after four straight losses. New York has struggled on the road, though, going 9-14-2.
Players to watch: Winger Rick Nash has 31 points in 38 games vs. the Wild. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist has given up just three goals over his past two games. Winger Michael Grabner has a team-high 23 goals.
Numbers: The nine power-play goals allowed by the Wild on home ice are second fewest in the NHL. The team’s 66 points are tied for the second most after Game No. 55 in team history. New York is 2-7-1 against Central Division teams this season.
Injuries: Wild D Jonas Brodin (broken hand) is out. Rangers Fs Chris Kreider (blood clot) and Pavel Buchnevich (concussion symptoms); Ds Kevin Shattenkirk (meniscus tear), Marc Staal (cervical strain), Ryan McDonagh (upper body) and Steven Kampfer (hand); and G Ondrej Pavelec (MCL sprain) are out.