7 p.m. vs. Nashville • Xcel Energy Center • NBCSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: With time running out on its quest to make the playoffs, the Wild has six regular-season games remaining — including three at Xcel Energy Center, where it has won only two of its past 13 games. Nashville has beaten the Wild in all three meetings this season, with the past two victories coming via shootout.
Players to watch: Since he was traded from Boston to the Wild on Feb. 20, F Ryan Donato has 15 points in 16 games. He leads all NHL rookies in scoring since Feb. 21. Predators F Mikael Granlund, traded from the Wild to Nashville on Feb. 25, has been playing left wing on a line with Nick Bonino and Wayne Simmonds; since the trade, he has one goal and three assists in 10 games.
Numbers: Wild F Jordan Greenway has 12 goals this season, fourth most in history by a Wild rookie. One more would tie him with Justin Fontaine for third. … The Wild has won 15 home games this season, which is 12 fewer than last year.
Injuries: Wild F Mikko Koivu (knee surgery), F Joel Eriksson Ek (lower-body injury) and D Matt Dumba (torn pectoral muscle) are out; F Zach Parise (lower-body injury) is day-to-day. Nashville D Dan Hamhuis (lower-body injury), F Zac Rinaldo (shoulder) and F Miikka Salomaki (upper-body injury) are out.