9 p.m. at Vancouver • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: With a regulation victory and a Calgary regulation loss, the Wild, 10-1-2 in its past 13 and 8-0-1 since the All-Star break, could move into the top eight of the Western Conference. With a win or overtime/shootout loss, the Wild would extend its 8-0-2 point streak to 11 games, establishing a franchise record. The Wild has beaten the Canucks twice in the past eight days and is 6-1 against Vancouver in seven meetings since March 10, 2013, including three straight wins in Vancouver. The Canucks, two points ahead of Minnesota, are 5-6 in their past 11 games.
Players to watch: Wild LW Zach Parise has nine goals in the past 13 games. He is tied for 10th in the NHL with 23 goals. In the past 10 games, D Ryan Suter has seven points and is plus-7. G Devan Dubnyk is expected to start his 14th consecutive game. He is 10-1-1 with a 1.60 goals-against average and .938 save percentage. Former Canuck Jordan Schroeder has two goals in the past four games. The Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, are tied for the Canucks’ lead with 46 points apiece. .
Numbers: During the Wild’s 10-1-2 streak, the Wild has scored first in all 10 wins and is 0-1-2 when its opponent scored first.
Injuries: Wild LW Jason Zucker (collarbone), LW Ryan Carter (upper body), LW Matt Cooke (sports hernia) and D Keith Ballard (concussion) are out. Canucks D Alex Edler (upper body) and C/LW Nick Bonino (foot) are questionable. D Kevin Bieksa (hand) and C Brad Richardson (lower body) are out.