Preview: The Wild is 0-1-2 on its five-game trip and is 5-7-2 in its past 14 games overall. Maybe the Oilers can cure its ills. The Wild is 10-3-1 in its past 14 games against the Oilers and 11-1 in its past 12 games in Edmonton, including a current six-game win streak. However, this will be the Wild’s first visit to the Oilers’ sparkling new arena, Rogers Place. This is the second of back-to-back games for the Oilers after hosting Anaheim on Saturday night.
Players to watch: Wild LW Jason Zucker has a career-best five-game assist streak and C Mikko Koivu has three goals in his past five games and six points in his past six games. He has 43 points in 56 games against the Oilers. G Devan Dubnyk is 6-1 all-time vs. his former team with a 1.28 goals-against average and .949 save percentage. Oilers C Connor McDavid, before Saturday’s game, was on a seven-game point streak (15 points).
Numbers: The Wild’s 104 points against Edmonton are its most against any franchise. Its 22 wins in Edmonton and 47 wins overall against the Oilers are its most against any franchise.
Injuries: Wild D Christian Folin (knee) and C Zac Dalpe (knee) are out. Oilers D Andrew Ference (hip), D Eric Gryba (undisclosed), D Brandon Davidson (lower body) and D Darnell Nurse (foot) are out.