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NHL Preview: Minnesota Wild (21-23-5) at Chicago Blackhawks (14-34-2)

MINNESOTA WILD NOTES:

SERIES NOTES – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

All-Time Wild Record: 52-29-5 (29-12-3 at Xcel Energy Center, 23-17-2 at Chicago)

2023-24: Minnesota won the series-opening contest, 4-1, at Xcel Energy Center (12/3)…RW Mats Zuccarello led the Wild with three points (1- 2=3)…D Brock Faber (0-2=2) and C Marco Rossi (2-0=2) each logged multi-point games…LW Matt Boldy also scored (1-0=1)…G Marc-Andre Fleury saved 28-of-29 shots faced to earn the win for Minnesota…RW Taylor Raddysh (1-0=1) scored Chicago’s lone goal…G Petr Mrazek stopped 30-of-34 shots faced for the Blackhawks.

WILD LEADERS: Zuccarello leads Minnesota with 22 points (8-14=22) in 22 matches against Chicago…D Alex Goligoski owns 21 points (2-19=21) in 43 games…LW Marcus Johansson has 11 points (5-6=11) in 19 career games…LW Kirill Kaprizov owns nine points (3-6=9) in seven games.

WILD GOALIES: Fleury is 14-6-5 with a 2.47 GAA, a .918 SV% and one shutout in 25 starts vs. the Blackhawks…G Filip Gustavsson is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and a .954 SV% in two starts.

BLACKHAWKS LEADERS: LW Taylor Hall has collected 21 points (8-13=21) in 27 games…LW Nick Foligno has 12 points (6-6=12) in 24 games…D Seth Jones owns 10 points (3-7=10) in 27 matches…C Andreas Athanasiou has eight points (5-3=8) in 17 games.…C Ryan Donato has eight points (2- 6=8) in 17 games.

BLACKHAWKS GOALIES: Mrazek is 4-4-0 with a 2.49 GAA and a .913 SV% in eight career starts against the Wild…G Arvid Soderblom has not faced Minnesota.

FAST FACTS: Minnesota’s 52 all-time wins against Chicago are its thirdmost against an opponent…The Wild has won 10 consecutive meetings against the Blackhawks dating back to 2/4/20…Minnesota is 13-2-2 in the last 17 games played at Xcel Energy Center…In 2015-16, the Wild became the first team to win every game in a season series of at least five contests against Chicago since the Boston Bruins went 8-0-0 in 1938-39.

INJURIES

Connor Dewar: lower body

Marc-Andre Fleury: upper body

Vinni Lettieri: lower body

Pat Maroon: upper body

Jared Spurgeon: left hip/back: out for the season

2023-24 Total Man Games Lost: 141

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

2/6/24 Reassigned F Adam Raska to Iowa

2/5/24 Recalled F Adam Beckman and F Jake Lucchini from Iowa

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NOTES:

INJURY REPORT

POSITION PLAYER INJURY DATES GAMES MISSED

F Andreas Athanasiou Groin Nov. 9 – Jan. 27 38

F Taylor Hall Right ACL Nov. 19 – Jan. 27 34

F Tyler Johnson Right foot Dec. 31 – Jan. 27 14

F Anthony Beauvillier Left wrist Jan. 2 – Jan. 27 13

F Connor Bedard Fractured jaw Jan. 5 – Jan. 27 11

D Connor Murphy Groin strain Jan. 16 – Jan. 27 7

Total man games lost: 225

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – MINNESOTA WILD

The Blackhawks square off against Minnesota on Wednesday in their first game back from the All-Star break … Taylor Raddysh scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks in a 4-1 loss against the Wild on Dec. 3 … It was Raddysh’s first career point against Minnesota … Nick Foligno has two goals over his last six games against the Minnesota Wild, which include his brother, Marcus, on the roster … Seth Jones enters Monday’s tilt having registered eight points (2G, 6A) over his last 14 games against Minnesota … Joey Anderson is from Roseville, MN.

BLACKHAWKS RECORD ON…

One-Day Rest: 7-11-2

Two-Days Rest: 1-8-0

Three+ Days Rest: 2-1-0

First Game of a B2B: 3-6-0

Second Game of a B2B: 1-8-0

BLACKHAWKS RECORD BY DAY

Wednesday: 1-3-0

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