Kaprizov and Minnesota take on Nashville
Nashville Predators (33-21-4, fourth in the Central) vs. Minnesota Wild (34-19-4, third in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -145, Predators +123; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Kirill Kaprizov and Minnesota hit the ice against Nashville. Kaprizov ranks sixth in the NHL with 73 points, scoring 30 goals and recording 43 assists.
The Wild are 8-7-1 against opponents from the Central. Minnesota is eighth in the Western Conference with 32.7 shots per game and is averaging 3.7 goals.
The Predators are 12-6-1 against Central opponents. Nashville serves 12.4 penalty minutes per game, the most in the Western Conference. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 103 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Oct. 24, Nashville won 5-2. Ryan Johansen scored a team-high two goals for the Predators in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kaprizov leads the Wild with 43 assists and has 73 points this season. Kevin Fiala has four goals over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Roman Josi has 62 total points while scoring 15 goals and totaling 47 assists for the Predators. Matt Duchene has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 3-6-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .878 save percentage.
Predators: 5-5-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, four penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Mark Borowiecki: day to day (lower body).