WILD’s WEEK AHEAD
Sunday: 7 p.m. vs. Vancouver (FSN) | Saturday: 8 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay (FSN)
Player to watch: Nikita Kucherov, Lightning
Kucherov went into the Lightning’s bye week as the NHL’s point leader (60) while also tied with the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin for most goals (27) – an incredible first half by the 24-year-old in which he became one of six players in the league’s modern history to score a goal in his first seven games.
“To be able to go through what I know it’s about with my kids, with my boys, having them in the locker room, that part is what excites me.”
Eric Staal on being named to his fifth All-Star Game.