2019-20 NHL – Minnesota Wild @ New Jersey Devils Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Minnesota Wild @ New Jersey Devils taking place? Wednesday 27th November, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Minnesota Wild @ New Jersey Devils taking place? Prudential Center, Newark

What channel is Minnesota Wild @ New Jersey Devils on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Minnesota Wild @ New Jersey Devils? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Minnesota Wild @ New Jersey Devils? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Minnesota Wild 4 – 5 New Jersey Devils

THE TEAM NEWS

MINNESOTA WILD

  • The Wild enter this game on a two-game losing streak following a 3-2 defeat to the New York Rangers on Monday night, although both of those losses came after regulation. Minnesota are W2, LO3 in their last five contests, but they have been one of the worst teams in the Western Conference so far. They sit in 14th place of the standings with 22 points after 24 games.
  • Center Mason Shaw has been listed as questionable due to a knee injury, and he will be a game-time decision for this matchup. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk, defenceman Greg Pateryn and left winger Marcus Foligno have all been ruled out ahead of this contest.
  • Zach Parise should be Minnesota’s player to watch. The veteran sniper bagged his ninth goal of the season Monday against the New York Rangers, and he is on a good run of form with five goals in his last six outings. He has 12 points in 24 games this season.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

  • The Devils were on a two-game losing streak as well, but they bounced back and won 5-1 against the lowly Detroit Red Wings the last time out. New Jersey have shown signs of a possible turnaround of late (W2, WO1, L2 in their last five games) but still sit in 15th place of the Eastern Conference with only 20 points after 22 contests.
  • Defenceman Connor Carrick and center Kevin Rooney have both been listed as questionable and will be game-time decisions for the coaching staff. The rest of the team is fit and available.
  • Blake Coleman isn’t having the best season of his career, but he’s on a good run of form right. After netting twice against the Red Wings the last time out, the 27-year-old center has 10 points (seven goals and three assists) in 22 matches, although half of that point tally has come in the last five contests (G4, A1).

THE PREDICTION

Both teams have been struggling this season, although the Devils seem to have an edge on paper. Aside from the fact they are playing at home, New Jersey are on a slightly better run of form than their opponents and that could be the difference. It’s also worth noting the Devils have won two of their last three at home, while Minnesota have lost three of their last four on the road while averaging 3.56 GAA. It will probably be a tight game, but the Devils should come out on top once it’s all said and done.

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