St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota takes on New York at Xcel Energy Center in a non-conference matchup.
The Wild are 15-15-6 at home. Minnesota has given up 42 power-play goals, killing 80.5 percent of opponent chances.
The Islanders are 19-12-3 on the road. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 28.7 shots per game. In their last matchup on Feb. 10, New York won 2-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 5-5-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
Wild: 5-3-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.1 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
Wild Injuries: Joel Eriksson Ek: out (lower body).