7 p.m. vs. Arizona • Xcel Energy Center • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild has a 13-game point streak against the Western Conference (11-0-2). The Wild, which has lost consecutive games in regulation only once (Nov. 1 and 5), will try to avoid that. It’s coming off its second regulation loss since Nov. 29 (17-2-2) after blowing two third-period one-goal leads Tuesday against New Jersey. The Coyotes, 14th in the West, lost 6-3 at Winnipeg on Wednesday.
Players to watch: Wild C Mikko Koivu has 11 goals and 26 points in the past 26 games. He has 29 points in 35 games against Arizona. LW Zach Parise has nine goals and 16 points in 16 games against the Coyotes, while C Eric Staal has 15 points in 15 meetings. Coyotes captain Shane Doan has 37 points in 54 games against Minnesota.
Injuries: Wild D Jonas Brodin (broken finger) is out. Coyotes C Martin Hanzal (personal) is questionable. RW Brad Richardson (broken leg), LW Max Domi (hand) and C Ryan White (lower body) are out.