Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2, second in West Division) (35-16-5, third in the West Division)
Thursday, 9:30 p.m., St. Paul, Minnesota EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Golden Knights -131, Wild +108; over/under is 5.5.
BOTTOM LINE: The Golden Knights travel to Minnesota to face the Wild following a 6-0 win over the Sharks. Dylan Sikura scored two goals in the win.
Against the rest of their division, the Wild are 35-16-5. Minnesota ranks sixth in the league with 3.2 goals per game, with Kirill Kaprizov leading the way with 27.
Against the rest of their division, the Golden Knights are 40-14-2. With 32.7 shots per game and 3.4 goals per game, Vegas is in seventh place in the NHL.
In the most recent match between these teams, on May 5, Vegas defeated Minnesota 3-2.
Shea Theodore has a plus-28 rating in 53 games for the Golden Knights this season. Over the previous ten games, Reilly Smith has five goals and four assists for Vegas.
WILD: 5-3-2 in their last ten games, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.7 penalties, and 6.3 penalty minutes while allowing four goals per game with a.858 save %.
Golden Knights are 7-3-0, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties, and 7.1 penalty minutes per game while allowing 2.1 goals per game and boasting a.919 save percentage.
Kevin Fiala: day to day INJURIES: Wild: Kevin Fiala: day to day INJURIES: Kevin Fiala: day to day IN (lower body).
Peyton Krebs is out (upper body), while Max Pacioretty is day to day for the Golden Knights (undisclosed).