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Sat, Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm ET
vs Buffalo Sabres (26-19-3)
  • Xcel Energy Center
  • MIN -190, O/U 6.5
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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-13-9 65
31-18-1 63
26-17-4 56
26-18-3 55
24-18-6 54
23-23-3 49
16-28-5 37
15-28-4 34

Top Wild News

  • Wild's Ryan Hartman: Returning to lineup

    Hartman will return to the lineup Saturday against Buffalo after sitting as a healthy scratch Thursday versus the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    After racking up 34 goals and 65 points through 82 games last season, Hartman has struggled with penalties and injuries this year -- he's been limited to 14 points while piling up 47 PIM through 25 contests this campaign. We'll see if Thursday's scratch will light a fire under Hartman, who will likely slot into a bottom-six role versus the Sabres.

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  • Wild's Marc-Andre Fleury: Starting against Sabres

    Fleury will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus Buffalo, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Fleury played well in his last start Thursday against Philadelphia, turning aside 28 of 30 shots en route to a 3-2 win. He'll try to secure a second straight victory in a matchup with a red-hot Sabres squad that's won five straight games.

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  • Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Goal and assist in overtime win

    Zuccarello scored a goal and an assist on one shot, helping the Wild to a 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday.

    The second star of the game, Zuccarello scored the game-winning goal in overtime on a highlight reel coast-to-coast goal. He would also add an assist on Matthew Boldy's power-play goal. This game snaps Zuccarello's mini two-game pointless streak and gives him seven points in the month of January. On the season, the Norwegian forward has 19 goals and 47 points in 45 games.

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  • Wild's Matthew Boldy: Explodes for three points

    Boldy scored two goals and an assist on four shots, fueling the Wild to a 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday.

    The first star of the game, Boldy scored both goals in regulation for the Wild with one coming on the power play. He would also pick up an assist on Mats Zuccarello's game-winner in overtime. This game extends Boldy's point streak to four games, with seven points in that span. On the season, the American forward has 16 goals and 36 points in 47 games.

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  • Wild's Marc-Andre Fleury: Excellent in victory

    Fleury stopped 28 of 30 shots, leading the Wild to a 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday.

    Fleury played well enough to earn the victory versus Philadelphia. Thursday's start marked the first time that Fleury has started consecutive games for Minnesota since December. On the season, Fleury has a 14-10-3 record with a 2.95 GAA and a .903 save percentage. The former Penguin should continue to split the net with Filip Gustavsson moving forward.

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  • Wild's Marc-Andre Fleury: Gets starting nod Thursday

    Fleury will be between the pipes versus the Flyers at home Thursday, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.

    Over the course of his career, Fleury has feasted on the Flyers with 31 wins in 58 matchups and a 2.87 GAA and three shutouts. It will be the first back-to-back starts for the Flower since early January with the veteran having split the workload with Filip Gustavsson. With just one win in his last six outings, Fleury will no doubt be eager for a bounceback performance Thursday.

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  • Wild's Ryan Hartman: Won't play Thursday

    Hartman will be benched for Thursday's matchup with the Flyers. Coach Dean Evason told reporters, "Ryan Hartman will not play tonight. He took another ill-advised penalty last game. He will sit tonight," Kevin Falness of the Wild's official site reports.

    Hartman has racked up 21 PIM in his last three games, so his benching certainly shouldn't come as a surprise. The 28-year-old winger is mired in an eight-game goal drought during which he recorded two assists, 23 shots and seven hits. Without Hartman in the lineup, Jordan Greenway or Marcu Foligno could be elevated to a second-line role.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Pots shortie in loss

    Eriksson Ek scored a short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.

    After a quiet first period, Eriksson Ek opened the scoring early in the second after winning a race to the puck against Mikhail Sergachev from the Minnesota blue line and then deking Andrei Vasilevskiy out of skates. Eriksson Ek extended his point streak to four games with the performance, and through 10 games in January he's piled up five goals and 11 points, as the 25-year-old remains on course for a career-best campaign.

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  • Wild's Marc-Andre Fleury: Shocked by Bolts

    Fleury turned aside 35 of 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.

    Tampa Bay's final goal was scored into an empty net. Minnesota grabbed a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but Corey Perry tipped home the tying tally on the power play just before intermission and Steven Stamkos then got credit for the winner with just over five minutes left in the third on a play in which the puck seemed to have a mind of its own. Fleury is 1-2-2 in January with a 3.55 GAA and .897 save percentage, but for now the Wild seem content to keep him in a timeshare with Filip Gustavsson, who has a far superior 2.05 GAA and .929 save percentage on the month.

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  • Wild's Marc-Andre Fleury: Starting in Tampa Bay

    Fleury will start Tuesday's road game versus Tampa Bay, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Fleury surrendered five goals on 29 shots in last Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes. He has a 14-9-3 record this season with a 2.94 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 28 appearances. The Lightning rank fifth in the league this year with 3.60 goals per game.

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  • Wild's Matt Dumba: Set to play

    Dumba is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against Tampa Bay, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Dumba, who has been a healthy scratch for the past two games, has four goals, 12 points, 56 shots on net, 64 blocks and 58 hits in 43 contests this campaign. He skated alongside Jonas Brodin during Monday's practice. Dumba's return is projected to bump Alex Goligoski from the lineup.

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  • Wild's Marcus Foligno: Back at practice

    Foligno (illness) was back on the ice for Monday's practice, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Foligno sat out Saturday's game against Florida with a non-COVID illness. It looks like he will be available for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay. He will probably replace Mason Shaw, who filled in for him Saturday, in the lineup. Foligno has four goals, 14 points, 48 shots on net and 126 hits in 36 contests this campaign.

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  • Wild's Filip Gustavsson: Cannot lift team to win

    Gustavsson made 22 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Panthers on Saturday. He allowed four goals.

    Anton Lundell scored from in tight with just 13 seconds left in the first to open the scoring and Eetu Luostarinen fooled him on a backhander early in the second. Carter Verhaeghe put a snap shot past late in the second and Gustav Forsling found a loose puck in the slot in the third to push the score to 4-2. Gustavsson had won his previous two starts and four of his last five, with just seven goals allowed in that span.

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  • Wild's Kirill Kaprizov: Playmaking magic not enough

    Kaprizov set up every Minnesota goal in a 5-3 loss to Florida on Saturday.

    The first two were power-play markers by Matthew Boldy and Joel Eriksson Ek, and the third was a late, third-period even-strength goal by Jared Spurgeon that pulled the Wild to within one. Kaprizov now has 56 points, including 30 helpers, in 45 games this season and is nearing the NHL's top-10 scoring list. Twenty-five of his points have come with the man advantage.

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  • Wild's Marcus Foligno: Won't play Saturday

    Foligno will sit out Saturday's game against Florida with an illness.

    Foligno will miss at least one game due to a non-COVID illness. He will be replaced in the lineup by Mason Shaw. Foligno has 14 points, 48 shots on goal and 126 hits in 36 contests this campaign.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.04
(18th)
2.81
(11th)
24.2
(11th)

Injuries

Not available

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