BLACKHAWKS (6-5-2) at WILD (5-4-2)
8 p.m. ET; FS-N, WGN, NHL.TV
The Minnesota Wild will look to win for the fifth time in their past seven games when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
Goaltender Devan Dubnyk will start for the Wild, 4-2-0 in their past six games after a 1-2-2 start to the season.
Dubnyk will attempt to win his fourth straight start; he's 3-0-0 with eight goals allowed in his past three starts, and is 11-7-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 21 career games against Chicago.
Goaltender Corey Crawford will start for the Blackhawks, 2-4-1 in their past seven games after a 4-1-1 start. Crawford is 6-4-1 with a 1.91 GAA and .941 SV% this season.
Players to watch
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has three goals in his past 11 games after having six points (two goals, four assists) in his first two games this season. He has 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) in 41 career games against Minnesota.
Wild center Mikko Koivu has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past three games, and has won 143 of 246 face-offs (58.13 percent), ranking 12th in the NHL.
They said it
"Tonight it's not about going out there and making pretty plays against this team. You've got to really be patient, be smart, and limit what you give up and watch your turnovers because they really feed off that. We'll try and use that confidence we have going for us and make sure we play that simple, tough-to-play-against road game." -- Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews
"[Patrick] Kane, [Jonathan] Toews, [Brent] Seabrook, [Duncan] Keith, [Corey] Crawford; that doesn't change. They got the core of great players. They've got championship blood in them so when the going gets tough down there, they know how hard they have to play to bring it back up and they've done it for years. That's why they're great players." -- Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on the Blackhawks
Blackhawks projected lineup
Alex DeBrincat -- Jonathan Toews -- Richard Panik
Brandon Saad -- Nick Schmaltz -- Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp -- Artem Anisimov -- John Hayden
Lance Bouma -- Tommy Wingels -- Ryan Hartman
Duncan Keith -- Cody Franson
Jan Rutta -- Brent Seabrook
Michal Kempny -- Connor Murphy
Scratched: Tanner Kero, Jordan Oesterle
Injured: Michal Rozsival (upper body), Gustav Forsling (upper body)
Wild projected lineup
Nino Niederreiter -- Eric Staal -- Luke Kunin
Jason Zucker -- Mikko Koivu -- Mikael Granlund
Marcus Foligno -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Chris Stewart
Daniel Winnik -- Matt Cullen -- Tyler Ennis
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Matt Dumba -- Jonas Brodin
Kyle Quincey -- Mike Reilly
Scratched: Gustav Olofsson
Injured: Zach Parise (back), Charlie Coyle (fibula), Landon Ferraro (hip)
Forsling is day-to-day and may return against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.
Toews has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past eight games after having six points (three goals, three assists) in a five-game point streak to start the season. … Spurgeon has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past four games.