Andrew Wiggins' career scoring average in six games against Cleveland — the team that drafted him and traded him to the Wolves in 2014 — is 29.8 points per game. That's exactly 10 points higher than his overall career average (19.8) and more than five points higher than his average against any other team.
The Wild's 1-0 loss to Anaheim on Tuesday was extremely out of character for this season's team. Keep in mind, though: the Wild is 9-1-2 in games following regulation losses this season. Dallas at Wild, 7 p.m., FSN.
"NHL does NOT care about player safety, as clearly demonstrated here. Apparently, though, they do care about linesman safety. Totally insufficient penalty. Should have been double digits easily."
"Linkster" commenting on Gustav Nyquist's six-game suspension on startribune.com.
"BOLD PREDICTION ... I think that Max Kepler will hit over 30 home runs in 2017. What do you think?"