Tuukka Rask will start and look for his 250th NHL victory for the Bruins, who have allowed two or fewer goals in three games during their streak.
Rask has won his past three starts. The 31-year-old is 11-8-2 with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage this season and 249-145-55 in 12 NHL seasons.
Alex Stalock will start for the Wild for the first time since Dec. 6 after Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves in a 1-0 win at the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Minnesota will look to extend its winning streak to four games and its road winning streak to five games.
Players to watch
Wild forward Zach Parise has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past six games.
Bruins forward David Pastrnak has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past four games.
They said it
“I hope they think that if we’ve got a lead in the third they can shut it down. I mean, that’s what confidence does for you. It’s always different every game but that’s what we’ve had to do for three straight games so hopefully it can continue one more time.” — Wild coach Bruce Boudreau
“It takes time, we’re still working through it like a lot of teams. So no, we’re not satisfied with where our play is. But the object is to win and we’ve been able to do that.” — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on Boston’s four-game winning streak
Wild projected lineup
Jordan Greenway — Eric Staal — Mikael Granlund
Zach Parise — Charlie Coyle — Luke Kunin
Jason Zucker — Mikko Koivu — Nino Niederreiter
Marcus Foligno — Joel Eriksson Ek — J.T. Brown
Ryan Suter — Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin — Greg Pateryn
Nick Seeler — Nate Prosser
Scratched: Matt Hendricks
Injured: Matt Dumba (ruptured pectoralis muscle), Eric Fehr (undisclosed)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — David Backes
Sean Kuraly — Noel Acciari — Chris Wagner
Ryan Donato — Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson — Danton Heinen
Zdeno Chara — Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug — John Moore
Matt Grzelcyk — Kevan Miller
Scratched: Colby Cave, Steven Kampfer
Injured: Charlie McAvoy (lower body), Joakim Nordstrom (fractured fibula)
The Wild did not have a morning skate; the Bruins had an optional skate. … Fehr was injured in the first period in Montreal and did not return to the game. There was no update on his status.
Koivu is one goal form 200 in his NHL career. … Spurgeon has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past three games. … Marchand has 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in his past 13 games.