Marchand and the Bruins visit the Wild
St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Brad Marchand leads Boston into a matchup against Minnesota. He ranks fifth in the league with 100 points, scoring 36 goals and recording 64 assists.
The Wild have gone 16-17-7 in home games. Minnesota has given up 43 power-play goals, killing 81.7 percent of opponent chances.
The Bruins are 19-15-6 on the road. Boston averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Marchand leads the team serving 96 total minutes. In their last meeting on Jan. 8, Boston won 4-0. Patrice Bergeron recorded a team-high two assists for the Bruins in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 6-4-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.
Wild: 4-5-1, averaging two goals, 3.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Wild Injuries: None listed.