5 p.m. vs. New York Islanders • FSN, 100.3-FM
Islanders next in back-to-back challenge
Preview: The Wild’s five-game homestand continues with the second half of a back-to-back against the Islanders. New York was also in action Saturday, falling 2-1 to the Red Wings in Detroit. Last month, the Islanders took the first meeting with the Wild 2-1.
Players to watch: Islanders F Anders Lee has scored in three straight games. F Mathew Barzal leads the team in points with 56. G Robin Lehner is 2-2-1 in his career vs. the Wild.
Numbers: The Islanders are 19-12-3 on the road. They’re 26-9-5 when scoring first. The Wild is 6-5-2 in the second half of a back-to-back.
Injuries: Wild Fs Joel Eriksson Ek (lower body) and Mikko Koivu (torn ACL and meniscus) and D Matt Dumba (torn pectoral) are out. Islanders F Casey Cizikas (lower-body strain) is questionable.