Hurricanes host the Wild following shootout victory
Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Carolina hosts the Minnesota Wild after the Hurricanes took down San Jose 3-2 in a shootout.
The Hurricanes are 9-5-0 on their home ice. Carolina has given up 15 power-play goals, killing 85% of opponent chances.
The Wild are 7-10-2 on the road. Minnesota is seventh in the NHL shooting 10.4% and averaging 3.0 goals on 29.0 shots per game.
In their last matchup on Nov. 16, Carolina won 4-3.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-0-3, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 6-4-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Hurricanes Injuries: Martin Necas: day to day (lower body).
Wild Injuries: Mikko Koivu: day to day (lower body).