wild gameday

1 p.m. at DALLAS • AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA • FSN, 107.9-FM

Preview: The Wild ended a four-game skid with Thursday’s win over Buffalo. To take another step forward, it will have to net a rare feat: Win in Dallas. The Wild is 1-14-5 there since March 21, 2003.

Players to watch: After his hat trick Thursday, F Nino Niederreiter leads the Wild with seven goals. … Stars F Tyler Seguin, the NHL’s second leading scorer with 12 goals and 10 assists, has five goals and two assists in the past four games.

Numbers: Dallas has won only one home game this season — the fewest of any Western Conference team. … The Wild power play has yet to score a goal on the road after (0-for-29). … Against Western Conference foes this season, the Wild is 5-2.

Injuries: Wild LW Matt Cooke (lower body), LW Zach Parise (concussion), D Marco Scandella (illness) and D Jonas Brodin (illness) are out. Dallas D Patrik Nemeth (arm) and RW Valeri Nichushkin (groin) are out; RW Patrick Eaves (lower body) is day-to-day.

RACHEL BLOUNT