6:30 p.m. vs. Boston • NBCSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild concludes its season series with the Bruins in the second half of a rare back-to-back at home. The team is 5-7-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. This is the third stop on a four-game road trip for the Bruins, who are 1-0-1 so far. They’ve already clinched a postseason berth, boasting 102 points.
Players to watch: Winger Brad Marchand leads the team in goals (32), assists (46) and points (78). Rookie Ryan Donato has two goals and two assists in three games. Goalie Tuukka Rask is 31-11-5.
Numbers: The Wild fell 5-3 to the Bruins Nov. 6. The team is 20-8-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston has lost just once in regulation in its past five games (2-0-2). The Bruins are 21-10-5 on the road.
Injuries: Wild F Luke Kunin (torn ACL) and D Jared Spurgeon (right hamstring tear) are out. Bruins F’s Anders Bjork (shoulder), Jake DeBrusk (upper body), David Backes (right leg laceration) and Rick Nash (upper body) and D’s Charlie McAvoy (strained MCL), Torey Krug (upper body) and Zdeno Chara (upper body) are also out. F Patrice Bergeron (fractured right foot) will be a game-time decision.