WILD (24-9-5) at DUCKS (21-12-8)
8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV
Wild team scope
Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau returns to Anaheim for the first time since he was fired by the Anaheim Ducks on April 29 after four-and-a-half seasons. Boudreau has been reconnecting with friends in Southern California but he's not worried about the emotions of being back in Anaheim. Instead, he's more worried about his appetite. "I hope they have a good media room [Sunday]," Boudreau joked. "For food and all that. But that's about it." The Wild have won 13 of their past 15 games but are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. They led 2-0 in the first period but allowed three straight goals before tying the game with 43 seconds left and giving up a goal to Tanner Pearson in overtime. "We fought back and every point is a good point, there's no doubt," Boudreau said. "I just don't like the trends that are happening in the last six games. If we want to be a legitimate good team, we have to correct those things." The Wild did not have a morning skate.
Ducks team scope
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf has skated on his own the past three days but will miss his third straight game because of a lower-body injury. Rickard Rakell has been center on the top line and is plus-1 in Getzlaf's absence. Anaheim won its first overtime game Friday, 3-2 against the Arizona Coyotes, when Ondrej Kase scored his first NHL overtime goal and his first game-winning goal. The Ducks lost their first seven games decided in overtime. "We finally got the monkey off our back," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It's been too long and too many points that went by the wayside. Tonight, we found a way to get it done. It's nice to see a young kid, who had lots of chances in the game, deliver in overtime." The Ducks did not practice Saturday and held an optional morning skate Sunday.
Wild projected lineup
Zach Parise -- Eric Staal -- Charlie Coyle
Jason Zucker -- Mikko Koivu -- Mikael Granlund
Nino Niederreiter -- Erik Haula -- Jason Pominville
Kurtis Gabriel -- Tyler Graovac -- Chris Stewart
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Christian Folin
Marco Scandella -- Matt Dumba
Scratched: Nate Prosser, Jordan Schroeder
Injured: Victor Bartley (torn triceps)
Ducks projected lineup
Joseph Cramarossa -- Rickard Rakell -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Ondrej Kase
Chris Wagner -- Logan Shaw -- Jared Boll
Cam Fowler -- Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Brandon Montour -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer
Injured: Ryan Getzlaf (lower body), Nate Thompson (Achilles), Simon Despres (concussion symptoms)
Coyle was moved to the top line Saturday. … Gibson will make his eighth straight start.
Koivu has four goals and six assists in his past six games. … Granlund has six points in his past four games. … Spurgeon has four points in his past five games. … Dubnyk is 11-1-0 with 25 goals allowed in his past 12 starts. … Kesler has three goals and three assists in six games. … Silfverberg has three goals and an assist in seven games. … Vermette has six points in seven games. … Kase has three points in two games.