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  • 11/18 Preview: Wild in DC to take on Ovechkin and the Capitals

    Giles Ferrell

    On Saturday night, the Wild visit Washington for their only visit to take on the Capitals. Minnesota enters the game on a four-game winning streak, while Washington enters as losers of two straight.




    Minnesota Wild (9-7-2) at Washington Capitals (10-9-1)

    Where: Capital One Arena, Washington DC

    When: 6:30 p.m.

    TV: Fox Sports North

    Radio: Minnesota Wild Radio Network


    Projected Lines (via dailyfaceoff):




    Marcus Foligno/Eric Staal/Nino Niederreiter

    Jason Zucker/Mikko Koivu/Mikael Granlund

    Daniel Winnik/Joel Eriksson Ek/Luke Kunin

    Chris Stewart/Matt Cullen/Tyler Ennis


    Ryan Suter/Jared Spurgeon

    Jonas Brodin/Matt Dumba

    Kyle Quincey/Mike Reilly




    Alex Ovechkin/Evgeny Kuznetsov/Devante Smith-Pelly

    Chandler Stephenson/Niklas Backstrom/TJ Oshie

    Brett Connolly/Lars Eller/Tom Wilson

    Nathan Walker/Jay Beagle/Alex Chiasson


    Brooks Orpik/John Carlson

    Dmitri Orlov/Matt Niskanen

    Taylor Chorney/Madison Bowey


    Starting Goaltenders:

    Minnesota: Devan Dubnyk (8-6-1, 2.48 GAA, .922 SV%, 3 SO)

    Washington: Braden Holtby (10-4-0, 2.68 GAA, .918 SV%, 0 SO)




    The Wild are 2-7-1 all-time at Capital One Arena -- formerly Verizon Center.

    Dubnyk is 2-4-2 with a 3.61 GAA and .871 save percentage in his career against Washington. Dubnyk's team-record shutout streak (195:54) ended Thursday night against Nashville.

    Jason Zucker is currently on a five-game goal streak. He leads the Wild with 11 goals this season. Eight of Zucker's goals have come in the third period.

    Eric Staal has tallied 73 points (29 goals-44 assists) in 74 career meetings with Washington.

    Nino Niederreiter is on a four-game point streak. He has scored two goals and two assists in that time.


    Currently on a five-game winning streak against Minnesota.

    Alex Ovechkin has scored 20 points (14 goals-6 assists) in 12 career games against Minnesota. He currently is on a 10 game point streak versus the Wild.

    Holtby is 7-2-0 with a 2.44 GAA, .917 save percentage and one shutout in his career against the Wild.

    John Carlson has five points (1 goal-4 assists) in his last four games.



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