Wild at Stars
7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center
TV: FSSW Plus Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Wild 10-3-2, 22 points; Stars 13-4-0, 26 pts.
About the Wild: Minnesota has won three straight and is coming off a 3-2 victory in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes. … The Wild is the sixth-highest scoring team in the league, led by Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter with 14 points and Thomas Vanek, who has totaled three goals in the past two games, with 13 points. Vanek and Zach Parise for the team lead with seven goals each. … The Wild are 3-0 without Parise, who is out with a sprained knee ligament. … Minnesota has matched its best 15-game start in franchise history and is 9-1-0 in games in which it has scored three or more goals.
About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. The Stars are tied for the top spot in the NHL in goals per game (3.65) with the Montreal Canadiens. … Stars forward Jamie Benn is tied with Chicago’s Patrick Kane for the league-lead in goals score with 11, and Tyler Seguin is tied with Kane with a league-high 25 points. … Dallas was 1-4 against the Wild last season and gave up 18 goals in the five games.
From staff reports