Minnesota visits Detroit after Koivu’s 2-goal game
Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings host Minnesota after Mikko Koivu scored two goals in the Wild’s 5-4 victory over the Blue Jackets.
The Red Wings have gone 10-20-2 in home games. Detroit is last in the NHL averaging 3.5 assists per game. Dylan Larkin leads them with 29 total assists.
The Wild are 12-15-2 on the road. Minnesota has scored 40 power-play goals, converting on 20.9% of chances.
In their last meeting on Jan. 22, Minnesota won 4-2. Mats Zuccarello recorded a team-high 2 points for the Wild.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Red Wings: 2-8-0, averaging 1.6 goals, 2.6 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: None listed.
Wild: Luke Kunin: out (upper body).