Wild take on the Lightning on 4-game slide
St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota looks to break its four-game losing streak with a victory over Tampa Bay.
The Wild are 11-5-4 at home. Minnesota has scored 26 power-play goals, converting on 17.9% of chances.
The Lightning are 13-7-2 on the road. Tampa Bay ranks second in the NHL averaging 6.1 assists per game, led by Victor Hedman with 0.7.
In their last meeting on Dec. 5, Minnesota won 5-4. Mats Zuccarello recorded a team-high 3 points for the Wild.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 9-1-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Wild: 3-6-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Lightning: Ryan McDonagh: day to day (upper body).