6 p.m. at Chicago Blackhawks • FSN, 100.3-FM
Eastern swing starts in Chicago
Preview: The Wild (17-12-3) failed to post its longest winning streak of the season Saturday against Edmonton, ending it at four. But the team has a rebound chance vs. the Blackhawks (16-11-5), who are on a four-game winning streak of their own. This also starts a four-game road trip for the Wild, with stops at Ottawa, Florida and Tampa Bay.
Quotable: "Should be good. We're excited to get going. It's going to be a quick turnaround here. Chicago tomorrow night, playing some really good teams on this trip, too, so we're going to be prepared for that and try to work our hardest." – Wild defenseman Matt Dumba.
Players to watch: Jonathan Toews leads Chicago with 39 points in 38 games against the Wild. Winger Patrick Kane has 37 points in 42 games.
Numbers: The last time the Wild played at United Center on Oct. 12, the team lost three forwards (Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter and Marcus Foligno) to injury despite a 5-2 victory. All three are back healthy for this second trip.
Injuries: Wild F Zach Parise (back) and G Devan Dubnyk (lower body) are out while D Jared Spurgeon (groin) is questionable. Chicago D Jan Rutta (upper body), D Cody Franson (upper body), D Michal Rozsival (upper body) and F Marian Hossa (allergies) are out.