Pre-Game Skate: Wild vs Kings TV Listings, Playoff Odds, And Links


Minnesota Wild TV Listings, Online Streaming, & Radio Broadcasts

7:00pm Central Time Puck Drop

TV: FS-N in Minnesota, FS-WI in Wisconsin, NHL Network nationally
Online Stream: NHL Gamecenter (out of US only)
Radio Broadcast: KFAN 100.3 FM in Minneapolis area
Radio Stream: NHL Radio and KFAN on I Heart Radio

Nationally Broadcast Games:

New York Rangers at Boston Bruins: Noon Puck Drop on NHL Network

Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild: 7:00 puck drop on NHL Network

Playoff Odds:

According to, The Minnesota Wild is at 98.8% chance to make the playoffs. They can earn a 1% boost to those odds by beating the Kings and a negligible 0.1% chance boost if Dallas beats Vancouver. It’s also worth noting that, with a win or OT/SO loss, the Wild would move in to 3rd place in the Central Division. They’d be 1 point ahead of the faltering Chicago Blackhawks with a win and tied in points with a OT/SO loss, but the Wild has more Regulation or Overtime Wins, which serves as the tiebreaker in this case.

It’s also worth noting that the sports book Bovada has the Wild at 3rd most likely to win the Stanley Cup with 9 to 1 odds. That’s pretty good, considering the Rangers sit at 6 to 1 in first place.

More from Wild News

The Wild is essentially on its own as far as playoff help goes. Basically on its own from here on out, the Wild will need to keep winning in key games for this streak to carry on. Keep an eye on Chicago’s matchup with Winnipeg tomorrow night for more on the playoff race.

Lineup Scratches and additions:

The Wild had a late skate this morning, so news is just starting to trickle in. Ryan Carter will return tonight after missing 24 games with an unspecified leg injury (per Michael Russo of the Star Tribune) and Sean Bergenheim will sit.

Unsurprisingly, Devan Dubnyk will start tonight for the Wild while Johnathan Quick will get the nod for L.A. Quick has struggled at times this season, but remains an elite goaltender.

I haven’t heard either way, but I figure Kyle Brodziak stays out another night. Jordan Schroeder has been playing well and if he is still sore then I think he should sit.

Wild and NHL links you should read:

Why Minnesota is Truly the State of Hockey from the wonderful Nate Bauer at The Hockey Writers.

Is now the right time to sign Mario Lucia? I take a look at his options.

A Recap of last Night’s 4-2 Win over the Calgary Flames

Joshua Ho-Sang (A prospect many thought the Wild should take) is still facing some undue criticism.

Henrik Lundqvist is back in the crease this afternoon after a long absence.

The United States is getting a pro women’s hockey league and the NWHL commissioner is very excited.

Mathew Dumba is getting hot at the right time and our Derek Felksa will tell you why

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