COYOTES (11-6-2) at WILD (6-11-1)
8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV
The Coyotes will seek their third straight win when they visit the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.
The Coyotes are 7-2-2 on the road this season, including a six-game point streak (5-0-1). They have won two in a row since a 4-3 loss to the Wild on Nov. 9, which was part of a three-game winless streak (0-2-1).
Goalie Devan Dubnyk will start for the Wild, who are 2-4-1 in their past seven games. Minnesota will play its sixth home game of the season (3-1-1).
Players to watch
Coyotes forward Conor Garland leads Arizona with eight goals. He has 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in 19 games this season.
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has scored a goal in each of his past two games. He has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 18 games this season.
They said it
"I feel I owe every team we lose to. [Minnesota is] a good hockey club, they're going to figure it out. They've got some good players. They're dangerous, and that's the way we approach them." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet on facing the Wild for the second time in less than a week
"We know that Arizona since the loss (Nov. 9) has beaten Washington and St. Louis, the best team in the East and the best team in the West. So we probably ticked them off a little bit so they're playing pretty good hockey coming in here, so we have to be ready for that." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on facing the Coyotes for the second time in less than a week
Coyotes projected lineup
Christian Dvorak -- Nick Schmaltz -- Phil Kessel
Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Conor Garland
Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Vinnie Hinostroza
Lawson Crouse -- Carl Soderberg -- Christian Fischer
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Jakob Chychrun -- Alex Goligoski
Aaron Ness -- Jordan Oesterle
Scratched: Barrett Hayton, Ilya Lyubushkin
Injured: Niklas Hjalmarsson (lower body)
Wild projected lineup
Jason Zucker -- Eric Staal -- Mats Zuccarello
Zach Parise -- Mikko Koivu -- Kevin Fiala
Jordan Greenway -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Luke Kunin
Ryan Donato -- Victor Rask -- Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy -- Brad Hunt
Scratched: Nick Seeler
Injured: Marcus Foligno (lower body), Greg Pateryn (core muscle)
Pateryn is expected to practice Friday but has not been cleared to play.
The Coyotes have 16 points on the road, second-most in the League behind the Washington Capitals (19). ... Minnesota's five home games played are tied for fewest in the League with the Tampa Bay Lightning.