6 p.m. at Carolina • FSN, 100.3-FM
Back-to-back is last of season
Preview: The Wild wraps up a quick two-game road trip with its final back-to-back of the season. Carolina took the first matchup this season 5-4 in overtime Oct. 13. The Hurricanes are coming off a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday.
Players to watch: Former Wild F Nino Niederreiter has a goal and two assists in his past three games. F Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in goals (30) and points (79). D Jaccob Slavin averages a team-high 22 minutes, 56 seconds in ice time.
Numbers: Carolina is 25-9-2 in its past 36 games. Aho had four points vs. the Wild earlier this season. The Wild is 6-5-3 in the second half of back-to-backs.
Injuries: Wild Fs Joel Eriksson Ek (lower body) and Mikko Koivu (torn ACL and meniscus) and D Matt Dumba (torn pectoral) are out.