WILD’S WEEK AHEAD

Monday: at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

Tuesday: at Toronto, 6 p.m. (FSN)

Thursday: at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. (FSN)

Saturday: at Florida, 6 p.m. (FSN)

Player to watch: Thomas Vanek, Buffalo

The Austrian-born former Gophers star and current Stillwater resident is in the final year of his Sabres contract, meaning #VanekWatch to the Wild is in overdrive.

VOICES

« Good teams know how to get wins out of situations like this. »

— Ryan Suter on the Wild’s inability to prevail in games it outplays opponents