JETS (20-13-2) at WILD (17-14-5)
2 p.m. ET; SN, FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV
The Minnesota Wild will try to extend their home point streak to 13 games when they play the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
Minnesota is 9-0-3 in its past 12 home games since a 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in its first home game of the season on Oct. 12. The Wild are 3-3-1 in their past seven games following a five-game winning streak.
The Jets have lost two straight games and are 1-3-0 in their past four following six wins in their previous eight (6-1-1).
Players to watch
Jets forward Mark Scheifele has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in his past eight games.
Wild forward Eric Staal has nine points (five goals, four assists) in a five-game point streak and 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past eight.
They said it
"[A] grind is what it's going to be (against the Wild). They play a pretty simple, heavy game. We're going to do the same. We're going to be fast and strong and simple. We're excited for the test. It's obviously a huge game for the standings." -- Jets forward Mason Appleton
"People don't realize a good fourth line makes the difference. If you look at those guys on the fourth line, they're all plus players, they've all got four or five goals, and they make a huge difference." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on getting contributions from the fourth line in wins
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Blake Wheeler -- Jack Roslovic
Gabriel Bourque -- Adam Lowry -- Mason Appleton
Joona Luoto -- Nicholas Shore -- Logan Shaw
Josh Morrissey -- Tucker Poolman
Luca Sbisa -- Neal Pionk
Anthony Bitetto -- Nathan Beaulieu
Scratched: Carl Dahlstrom, Jansen Harkins, Eric Comrie
Injured: Dmitry Kulikov (upper body), Bryan Little (ear), Mathieu Perreault (concussion protocol), Andrew Copp (upper body)
Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien
Wild projected lineup
Zach Parise -- Victor Rask -- Kevin Fiala
Jordan Greenway -- Eric Staal -- Mats Zuccarello
Ryan Donato -- Luke Johnson -- Luke Kunin
Marcus Foligno -- Nico Sturm -- Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Carson Soucy
Brad Hunt -- Matt Dumba
Scratched: Nick Seeler
Injured: Greg Pateryn (lower body), Mikko Koivu (lower body), Joel Eriksson Ek (upper body), Jason Zucker (fibula)
Poolman had a maintenance day Friday but is expected to play. … The Wild did not skate Friday. ... Zucker, who had surgery Friday, is expected to be out 4-to-6 weeks.
Wheeler has 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) in 36 games against Minnesota. … Zuccarello has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his past nine games. … Suter has seven points (one goal, six assists) in a five-game point streak. ... Winnipeg ranks 31st in the League in penalty-kill percentage (72.9).