9 p.m. at Vancouver • FSN, 100.3-FM
Looking for first win vs. Canucks
Preview: The Wild begins a back-to-back on the road in Canada against the Canucks. The team is 0-1-1 in two meetings so far with the Canucks, getting blanked 1-0 and falling 3-2 in overtime. Despite their success in those games, the Canucks have had a tough season. They’re second-to-last in the Western Conference with just 59 points and have dropped four of their past five games.
Players to watch: Winger Daniel Sedin has reached the 20-goal plateau for the 11th time in his career. Center Bo Horvat has five points in his past four games. Center Henrik Sedin has 70 points in 85 games against the Wild.
Numbers: The Wild is 5-2 in its past seven trips to Vancouver. Wild defensemen have accrued 167 points after amassing 169 all of last season. Vancouver is 12-16-6 on home ice. The Canucks are 7-6-4 against Central Division teams.
Injuries: Wild F Luke Kunin (ACL tear in left knee) and D Nick Seeler (right biceps strain and flu) are out. Seeler did not accompany the team to Vancouver, but he may join the group in Edmonton for the second half of the back-to-back. Canucks Fs Brendan Gaunce (foot), Markus Granlund (ankle), Loui Eriksson (rib) and Brock Boeser (back) and D Chris Tanev (leg) are out.