7 p.m. at Nashville • Bridgestone Arena • NBCSN, 100.3-FM
Twice in three days: Wild vs. Predators
Preview: Following Sunday’s 3-2 shootout loss at Xcel Energy Center, the Wild is still looking for its first victory this season over Nashville. The Predators — whom the Wild plays three times this month — started the season series with a 4-2 victory at Bridgestone Arena in October. In their past eight home games against the Wild, they are 6-1-1 with three shutouts.
Players to watch: Wild F Zach Parise, who blocked a shot with his foot a week ago and sat out Saturday’s victory in Calgary, played 20 minutes Sunday. The Wild continues to have a backup ready; Monday, it recalled F Matt Read under emergency conditions. Wild G Devan Dubnyk has 11 road victories since Dec. 29, the most in the NHL. Nashville goalie Juuse Saros got the victory Sunday to move to 2-0-0 against the Wild, with a 0.96 goals-against average, .964 save percentage and one shutout.
Numbers: The Wild is 7-2-1 in its past 10 road games. Its 23 road points since Dec. 29 are the third-most in the NHL.
Injuries: Wild F Mikko Koivu (knee surgery), F Victor Rask (lower body) and D Matt Dumba (torn pectoral muscle) are out. Nashville F Miikka Salomaki (upper body), F Zac Rinaldo (shoulder) and D Dan Hamhuis (lower body) are out; F Brian Boyle (lower body) is day-to-day.