Preview: The Wild is 1-2 in its past three home games, with only two goals scored. The Wild is 6-4 in the past 10 games despite allowing only 10 goals. It lost 1-0 at Colorado on Nov. 5 but has posted an 8-2-1 record against the Avalanche in the past 11 meetings, including five shutout victories.

Players to watch: Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, who has an NHL-high 14 shutouts since Jan. 15, 2015, has allowed nine goals in his past nine starts. He leads the NHL with a 1.48 goals-against average and .952 save percentage. Forward Mikael Granlund has four goals and six points in his past eight games. LW Zach Parise has 13 goals and 30 points in 26 games against Colorado. Avalanche RW Jarome Iginla is the all-time leader against the Wild in games (82), goals (39), points (71), shots (256) and game-winning goals (10).

Numbers: Since Oct. 25, the Wild has allowed 10 goals in 10 games, leading the league in fewest goals against, goals-against average (1.00), save percentage (.968) and in shutouts (four).

Injuries: Wild D Marco Scandella (ankle) and C Zac Dalpe (knee) are out. Avalanche C Matt Duchene (concussion) and LW Gabriel Landeskog (lower body) are questionable.

Michael Russo