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
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.