PREDATORS (10-5-2) at WILD (8-7-2)
8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-TN, NHL.TV
The Minnesota Wild will try for their fourth straight shutout when they host the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk has not allowed a goal in 195:05, including a 3-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 9 and 1-0 and 3-0 wins against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 11 and 14. The three-game winning streak is the Wild's longest this season.
The Predators have scored 23 goals during a five-game winning streak, their longest of the season.
Players to watch
Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne is 4-0-0 in his past four starts. He has held opponents to three goals or fewer in nine of his past 11 starts while going 8-1-2.
Wild forward Jason Zucker has seven goals during a four-game goal streak. He leads Minnesota with 10 goals and 15 points.
They said it
"It seems that all the games against Minnesota are pretty tight. They do a good job of protecting their goalie, their goaltending has been good right now and [they're] a good defensive team. That always presents challenges for any team, whether you're scoring goals or not scoring goals, they're playing good defense. I do think our guys have picked it up offensively a little bit, so it should be a good matchup." -- Predators coach Peter Laviolette
"Nothing changes if it's not going well, nothing changes if it's going well. Obviously it's a little more enjoyable when it's going well, but you just keep the same routine and you approach each game as a new challenge and a new game and tonight's game has nothing to do with the last game or the last three…This team's playing really well right now, so we've got our hands full tonight, but we're very capable of it." -- Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala -- Kyle Turris -- Craig Smith
Calle Jarnkrok -- Colton Sissons -- Miikka Salomaki
Cody McLeod -- Nick Bonino -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Mattias Ekholm
Alexei Emelin -- P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin -- Anthony Bitetto
Injured: Ryan Ellis (knee), Scott Hartnell (lower body), Yannick Weber (lower body)
Wild projected lineup
Nino Niederreiter -- Eric Staal -- Jason Zucker
Tyler Ennis -- Mikko Koivu -- Mikael Granlund
Daniel Winnik -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Luke Kunin
Marcus Foligno -- Matt Cullen -- Chris Stewart
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Matt Dumba
Gustav Olofsson -- Kyle Quincey
Scratched: Mike Reilly
Injured: Zach Parise (back), Charlie Coyle (fractured right fibula)
Lindback was recalled from Milwaukee of the American Hockey League on Thursday, and goaltender Juuse Saros was sent down.
Jarnkrok has five points (two goals, three assists) in a four-game point streak. Forsberg has three points (one goal, two assists) in the past two games. … Staal has six points (two goals, four assists) in the past five games.