The Wild and Zach Parise will visit the Red Wings and Pavel Datsyuk for this week's edition of NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry (7:30 p.m., NBCSN, TSN2). The Wild have risen to the top of the Northwest Division this season after signing Parise and Ryan Suter to matching 13-year contracts, while the Red Wings have been finding ways to win despite a slew of injuries to many of their key players.
"Since 'Hockey Day in America' a month ago, when the Wild and Zach Parise beat Detroit 3-2, Minnesota has risen to the top spot in the division, and has won nine of their last 13 games," said Doc Emrick, who will do play-by-play for the game for NBCSN. "The Red Wings are improved as well on the strength of their last two games, come-from-behind road wins at Edmonton and Vancouver. The two teams are crossing paths at just the right time."
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