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Wild Concludes Four-Game Homestand Against Predators

Wild coming off comeback win over Anaheim on Hockey Day Minnesota

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild will play the second half of back-to-back games on Sunday when it hosts the Nashville Predators for the first time this season.

Minnesota is 2-0-0 against Nashville this season, winning both previous games last month at Bridgestone Arena. 

It's the third consecutive weekend the Wild has played on both Saturday and Sunday and the seventh of 14 times Minnesota will play back-to-back games this season. It has posted a 4-1-1 record on the back half of two straight games.

Minnesota improved to 4-1-2 on the front half of said games with a dramatic 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. The Wild scored four unanswered goals, including three in the third period, to dig out of a two-goal deficit.

It was Minnesota's 14th comeback win of the season.

"I say it time and again, but these guys allow me to just stay with it regardless of how the game's going, knowing that I gotta make the next save because we're very capable of coming back," said Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who made 26 saves in the victory.

Nashville comes to Minnesota on the tail end of a five-game road trip that began on Jan. 14 in Colorado with a swing through western Canada afterward. The Predators are 3-1-0 on the trip so far, including back-to-back wins over Calgary and Edmonton on Thursday and Friday. 

Ryan Johansen leads the Predators with 32 points, while James Neal has a team-high 15 goals. Nashville has seven players with at least 21 points this season.

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