Montreal; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild travel to face the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal went 44-30-8 overall and 25-12-4 at home during the 2018-19 season. The Canadiens were called for 293 penalties last season averaging 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes per game.
Minnesota went 37-36-9 overall with a 21-18-2 record on the road a season ago. Goalies for the Wild recorded two shutouts last season while compiling a .904 save percentage.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
Canadiens Injuries: Nick Cousins: day to day (back).
Wild Injuries: Mats Zuccarello: out (lower body).