Minnesota hosts Vancouver after Fiala’s 2-goal game
St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks visit Minnesota after Kevin Fiala scored two goals in the Wild’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Blackhawks.
The Wild are 14-13-3 in Western Conference games. Minnesota has scored 33 power-play goals, converting on 20.4% of chances.
The Canucks are 17-10-3 in conference matchups. Vancouver ranks eighth in the NHL averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by J.T. Miller with 0.6.
In their last meeting on Jan. 12, Vancouver won 4-1. Bo Horvat recorded a team-high 2 points for the Canucks.
Elias Pettersson leads the Canucks with a plus-12 in 54 games played this season. Miller has collected eight assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 7-2-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Wild: 4-5-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .888 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Canucks: None listed.