The Minnesota Wild are hosting their divisional rivals for a Sunday matinee.
Incoming to The X is the dreaded Dallas Stars, who have seemingly had the Wild's number the past couple of years. Notably, in the first round of the last playoffs, but the Wild have a record of 4-4-0 in the last two regular seasons when they face this team. A on-paper stalemate but there have not been a whole lot of dominant victories during that timespan.
Anyway, this is the first meeting between the two teams of this season and it is going to be a real marker for how the Wild season is going. With more players coming back to full health, the Wild don't really have any excuses if they drop the ball.
Head coach Dean Evason has changed the forward lines ever so slightly. Marco Rossi and Matt Boldy have slotted down to the second line, with Kirill Kaprizov reuniting with Ryan Hartman and Mats Zuccarello up top.
When: 5:00 p.m. CT
Where: Xcel Energy Center
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: KFAN 100.3
Projected Wild lineup
Kirill Kaprizov -- Ryan Hartman -- Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson -- Marco Rossi -- Matt Boldy
Marcus Foligno -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Patrick Maroon
Brandon Duhaime -- Connor Dewar -- Vinni Lettieri
Jonas Brodin -- Brock Faber
Jake Middleton -- Jared Spurgeon
Dakota Mermis -- Zach Bogosian
Projected Stars lineup
Jason Robertsoon -- Roope Hintz -- Joe Pavelski
Jamie Benn -- Wyatt Johnston -- Evgenii Dadonov
Mason Marchment -- Matt Duchene -- Tyler Seguin
Sam Steel -- Radek Faksa -- Craig Smith
Ryan Suter -- Miro Heiskanen
Esa Lindell -- Jani Hakanpaa
Thomas Harley -- Nils Lundkvist
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