Minnesota Wild (25-10-3, fourth in the Central) vs. New York Rangers (28-12-4, third in the Metropolitan)
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -102, Wild -118; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Minnesota aiming to prolong its five-game home winning streak.
The Rangers are 13-3-2 on their home ice. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.2 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.2 assists.
The Wild are 11-7-2 on the road. Minnesota ranks third in the NHL averaging 6.5 assists per game, led by Kirill Kaprizov with 0.9.
The teams square off Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 48 points, scoring 12 goals and adding 36 assists. Mika Zibanejad has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Kaprizov leads the Wild with 32 total assists and has 49 points. Mats Zuccarello has 16 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Wild: 6-2-2, averaging 4.2 goals, seven assists, five penalties and 13.7 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
INJURIES: Rangers: Filip Chytil: day to day (lower body).
Wild: Nick Bjugstad: out (upper body).
The Associated Press