7 p.m. vs. Edmonton • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild, coming off a 5-4 loss at Winnipeg on Sunday, looks to avoid consecutive regulation losses for the first time this season. The Wild is 3-0 at home, one of two unbeaten teams (Montreal) at home in the NHL. The Wild is 20-3-1 in its past 24 games against the Oilers at home since Feb. 25, 2007. The Oilers have lost two in a row overall but won their past two on the road.
Players to watch: Oilers C Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, is riding a five-game point streak (four goals, eight points) and is tied with Arizona’s Max Domi for first in rookie scoring (nine points). Nail Yakupov, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, has points in five straight games. Linemates Taylor Hall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, have a combined 11 points. Wild C Mikko Koivu has a six-game point streak. LW Zach Parise, slated to play is 700th game, is tied for second in the NHL with seven goals. RW Jason Pominville has no goals in eight games.
Numbers: The Wild’s 24 victories against the Oilers at Xcel Energy Center and 45 wins overall are its most against any franchise.
Injuries: Wild G Devan Dubnyk (knee) is questionable and C Tyler Graovac (groin) is out. Oilers RW Jordan Eberle (shoulder), D Justin Schultz (undisclosed), D Griffin Reinhart (undisclosed) and LW Matt Hendricks (foot) are out.