Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild

Detroit Red Wings Preview

The reeling Detroit Red Wings look to snap a five-game skid (0-4-1) on Wednesday when they visit the Minnesota Wild. Dylan Larkin collected a goal and two assists Monday in Detroit’s 6-3 setback at Colorado to boost his point total to 13 (five goals, eight assists) in his past dozen games.

The 23-year-old center scored one goal and set up six others in his past four meetings with Minnesota, highlighted by a three-assist performance in Detroit’s 5-2 victory on Jan. 12, 2019. Tyler Bertuzzi, who registered a hat trick in that contest, snapped a four-game point drought on Monday by scoring his team-leading 17th goal before adding an assist for his club-best 36th point.

Minnesota Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild aim to alter their recent fortunes and pull themselves out of the cellar in the Central Division on Wednesday when they host the reeling Detroit Red Wings. The Wild sustained their fifth loss in seven outings (2-4-1) on Monday after allowing a go-ahead goal in the final seconds of a 5-4 setback to Florida. Zach Parise scored for the fifth time in his past four games to boost his team-leading goal total to 19.

Luke Kunin tallied twice to give him eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past eight contests. Minnesota has found a spark on its power play by going 10-for-30 in its past nine games, a stretch that includes at least one goal with the man advantage in the past four contests.