6 p.m. at Buffalo • KeyBank Center • FSN, 100.3-FM
Sabres struggling to turn things around
Preview: The Wild (9-8-3) faces the second-to-worst team in the league Wednesday in Buffalo (5-12-4). The Wild has a four-game winning streak at KeyBank Center and has an 8-2-0 record in Buffalo all-time, including a 32-16 goal advantage. Wild center Eric Staal leads the team with 44 points in 45 games vs. Buffalo while center Ryan O’Reilly leads Buffalo with 14 points in 32 games against the Wild.
They said it: “It’s great to be a part of a culture that is determined to win a Stanley Cup this year. You know, Buffalo has been a rebuild process, and everyone knows there’s been quite a few losses over the last few years. And that’s tough on everybody. So it is nice, definitely nice, to be here in Minnesota where losing is, it’s not an option.” — Wild winger Tyler Ennis on his former team
Numbers: Wild winger Nino Niederreiter is on a career-high four-game goal streak, three-game power-play goal streak and six-game point streak.
Injuries: Wild F Zach Parise (back surgery) is out. For Buffalo, F Jacob Josefson (lower body), D Zach Bogosian (lower body), D Taylor Fedun (lower body), D Rasmus Ristolainen (upper body) and D Matt Tennyson (foot) are out.