WILD (9-11-2) at BRUINS (14-3-5)
7 p.m. ET; NESN, FS-N, NHL.TV
Torey Krug is expected to return for the Boston Bruins, who will try to extend their point streak to seven games when they play the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden on Saturday.
The defenseman, who has 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in 17 games, missed five games with an upper-body injury.
The Bruins are 3-0-3 in their past six games and the last NHL team without a regulation home loss (8-0-4) this season.
The Wild begin a three-game road trip looking to stretch their point streak to five games and winning streak to three. They're 3-0-1 in their past four.
Players to watch
Wild forward Zach Parise has five points (four goals, one assist) in his past four games.
Bruins forward David Pastrnak has five points (four goals, one assist) during a three-game goal streak and leads the NHL with 20 goals.
They said it
"It's pretty tough. I mean they're really good, but you've got to work harder than them. But that's what's usually tough because they work as hard as anybody." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on the Bruins
"Start on time, a little more passion in our game early. It's nice that we pushed back and played through bad stretches, but that's no way to hang your hat. … There were some bad habits there we're trying to get out of our game and that's what we'll start doing again tonight." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy
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, Devan Dubnyk
Injured: Marcus Foligno (lower body), Greg Pateryn (core muscle)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Brett Ritchie
Anders Bjork -- Charlie Coyle -- Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk -- Steven Kampfer
Scratched: Connor Clifton
Injured: Kevan Miller (knee), John Moore (shoulder), David Backes (upper body), Zach Senyshyn (lower body), Karson Kuhlman (fractured tibia), Par Lindholm (leg laceration)
Dubnyk remains away from the Wild to attend a family issue. ... The Wild will use the same 18 skaters from their 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday … Stalock makes his third straight start. … Kampfer, who last played Nov. 2, replaces Clifton. … Vaakanainen comes out for Krug's return. … Ritchie returns to replace Lindholm after missing one game with an upper-body injury. ... The Bruins assigned defenseman Urho Vaakanainen to Providence of the American Hockey League.
Koivu has a four-game point streak (four assists) and is one point from 700 in his NHL career. … Marchand has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past six games.