Saint Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a non-conference matchup.
Minnesota is 7-6-2 overall and 2-4-1 at home. The Wild have a 2-3-1 record in games their opponents commit fewer penalties.
Pittsburgh is 6-7-3 overall and 3-5-2 on the road. The Penguins have a -1 scoring differential, with 56 total goals scored and 57 conceded.
The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season. The Penguins won the previous matchup 4-3 in overtime.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matthew Boldy has scored six goals with five assists for the Wild. Kirill Kaprizov has six goals and four assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 5-4-1, averaging two goals, 3.4 assists, 5.4 penalties and 16.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.
Penguins: 2-6-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.
INJURIES: Wild: Ryan Hartman: out (upper-body).
Penguins: Pierre-Olivier Joseph: day to day (lower-body).
The Associated Press