The Minnesota Wild had to depend on overtime to earn one single point against the Washington Capitals on Friday, and now two days later get to have a home-and-home against one of the NHL's best, the New Jersey Devils.
While their 4-2-1 record doesn't scream one of the best teams, any team led by Jack Hughes and his explosion of offense (five goals and 18 points in just seven games), is a dangerous one. The Wild will have to depend on a whole lot of luck and top-tier play to keep New Jersey's offense relatively at bay.
Daemon Hunt gets another appearance and Jujhar Khaira is scratched once again, with the Wild going for 11 forwards and seven blueliners.
When: 4:00 p.m. CT
Where: Prudential Center
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: KFAN 100.3
Projected Wild lineup
Kirill Kaprizov — Ryan Hartman — Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson — Joel Eriksson Ek — Patrick Maroon
Marcus Foligno — Marco Rossi– Vinni Lettieri
Connor Dewar — Brandon Duhaime
Jonas Brodin — Calen Addison
Jake Middleton — Brock Faber
Dakota Mermis — Jon Merrill
Projected Devils lineup
Tyler Toffoli -- Jack Hughes -- Timo Meier
Ondrej Palat -- Michael McLeod -- Jesper Bratt
Erik Haula -- Dawson Mercer -- Curtis Lazar
Alexander Holtz -- Chris Tierney -- Nathan Bastian
Jonas Siegenthaler -- Dougie Hamilton
Kevin Bahl -- John Marino
Brendan Smith -- Luke Hughes
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