|Nashville closes out a four-game road trip tonight with the team streaking. The road has been a haven for the Preds, earning points in three straight, including back-to-back wins in Montreal and Winnipeg. Overall, the club has points five-straight contests.
The Predators haven’t been all that impressive offensively, but it has scored timely goals and won the close ones. Four out of the team’s five wins have come by one-goal margins.
|Along with Hockey Fights Cancer Night, the Wild will unveil Hockey Bingo. The first 5,000 fans through the gate will receive a bingo card for a chance to win great prizes.
The Wild will wear its RED sweaters tonight.
|Entering play Monday, Jonas Brodin leads NHL defensemen with three goals and is tied for the Wild lead with six points, T-9th amongst all NHL blueliners. The 20-year-old also ranks ninth amongst all NHL players in TOI/game (25:42).
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|The Wild will return Nino Niederreiter to the top line, which will change the rest of the lines:
Nate Prosser will get into his second game of the season:
The Wild will ride Josh Harding’s hot hand. Harding is 4-6-1 with a 2.76 GAA and a .909 SV% in 11 games (10 starts) against Nashville.
|We have to create more chances; we have to have an attack mentality. And then when there is an opportunity to finish, we have to finish.
- Yeo on burying chances
|Keith Ballard will miss another game, as a preventative measure. Mathew Dumba will join him.
Charlie Coyle is on Injured Reserve with a knee sprain and is expected to be out for a few more weeks. Mike Rupp is still out with a lower-body injury and on IR.
|Matt Cullen, a native of Virginia, spent the last three seasons with the Wild collecting 101 points (33-68=101) in 193 games. Matt Hendricks is a native of Blaine and went to St. Cloud State (2000-04). Eric Nystrom skated in 82 games with Minnesota in 2010-11. Nashville Assistant Coach Phil Housley is a native of South Saint Paul and previously coached at Stillwater High School.||Ryan Suter is set to skate in his 600th NHL game tonight. The blueliner has played 13,835 minutes and 6 seconds of regulars-season NHL hockey, or a little more than nine days.|
|Wild vs. Predators will be broadcast nationally in high definition on NBS Sports Network with a start time at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.||
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