7 p.m. vs. New Jersey • Xcel Energy Center • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: As well as the Wild has played during its 16-3-1 streak since the All-Star break, it has lost two of its past three home games after winning six in a row in St. Paul. The latest came Sunday by a 3-2 score to Colorado. The Wild hasn’t lost two in a row since Jan. 19 and 20 and hasn’t lost two in a row in regulation since Jan. 11 and 13. The Wild is 4-6-5 all-time vs. the Devils (3-2-2 in Minnesota) and lost 3-1 in New Jersey on Nov. 11. The Devils are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games.
Players to watch: LW Zach Parise is expected to play his third career game against the team he used to captain. He had one assist in two previous meetings and missed this season’s earlier game because of a concussion. G Devan Dubnyk is expected to start his 200th NHL game and 25th consecutive game for the Wild. He is 18-4-1 with Minnesota. D Jonas Brodin has seven assists the past 11 games and leads the Wild with a plus-19. C Mikko Koivu has no points in his past seven games. Since 2010-11, G Cory Schneider ranks first in the NHL with a 2.09 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. D Adam Larsson has 15 points in his past 26 games. F Mike Cammalleri has scored a career-high eight winning goals. He has no points in his past two games after a seven-game point streak.
Numbers: The Wild’s power play is 1-for-23 the past 12 games. The Devils have killed 26 of their opponent’s past 27 power plays. … The Wild leads the NHL with 26 first-period goals during its 18-4-2 streak. … The Devils are 3-7-1 on the road vs. the West.
Injuries: Wild D Marco Scandella (oblique), LW Jason Zucker (collarbone), LW Ryan Carter (upper body), LW Matt Cooke (sports hernia) and D Keith Ballard (concussion) are out. Devils D Bryce Salvador (lower body) and LW Ryane Clowe (concussion) are out.