6 p.m. at Boston • FSN, 100.3-FM
Wild hits the road for four games in six days
Preview: The Wild (5-5-2) embarks on a road trip after an unsatisfying 3-3 homestand. The swing starts against the Bruins (5-4-3), whom the Wild swept last season, 5-0 and 1-0. Boston is also without Minnesota native David Backes, who leads the Bruins with 23 points in 39 games against the Wild. Backes had surgery to remove part of his colon last week.
Quotable: “Yeah, it’s disappointing. Disappointed in the whole homestand. I think we’re expecting better out of ourselves and to be out of this 3-3. I think to a man, we’re disappointed in that. We’ve got a big challenge on the road, four games, got to regroup as best we can in some tough buildings and be excited for the challenge because it’s only going to be up to us to make this better and climb the hill. And our best chance is starting Monday in Boston.” — Wild center Eric Staal.
Numbers: This Wild road trip ties for the longest of the season in terms of games — four in six days. It comes after the Wild’s longest homestand of the season, six games and 12 days.
Injuries: Forwards Zach Parise (back) and Charlie Coyle (leg) are out for the Wild. Forwards Backes, Ryan Spooner (groin), David Krejci (back), Noel Acciari (finger), defensemen Adam McQuaid (leg) and goalie Anton Khudobin (lower body) are injured for Boston.