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The Minnesota Wild have won five straight games – the team’s best streak of the season and a streak that has propelled the team near the top of the Western Conference standings.
Now the Wild, who trailed Calgary by a point for the Western Conference lead, welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs – a team that has been equally hot – in a Saturday night showdown to close a home game of five. matches.
Minnesota are 5-0-1 since Nov. 21, and the team’s 33 points after 23 games is the best start in franchise history.
The Maple Leafs have won five straight games and are tied with the Florida Panthers for first place in the Atlantic Division and most points in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has lost twice in its last 17 games.
John Tavares has a team-high 25 points and Auston Matthews has 13 goals for a Maple Leafs team that has won seven straight road games.
Minnesota have outscored their previous four home opponents by a 28-9 margin and are 9-2-0 at the Xcel Energy Center this season – good enough to place third in the NHL for home wins.
Ryan Hartman scored one goal and three points Thursday against New Jersey to extend his point streak to five games. It’s the team’s longest this season. Kirill Kaprizov has scored one goal and had two assists in the same game and is leading a four-game streak with at least one point. He has six goals and 17 points in the last eight games.
Saturday is the Wild’s first game against Toronto since Dec. 31, 2019. Minnesota are 9-4 in their last 13 games with the Maple Leafs and hold a 7-4 record in St. Paul.
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The Wild vs. Maple Leafs Odds on WynnBET has Toronto as the 1.5-goal favorite at the Xcel Energy Center. The Maple Leafs are listed as -118 favorites on the silver line with Minnesota the home underdog at +108. The total goals are fixed at an over / under six.
Upcoming Wild Program
Tuesday, December 7: @Edmonton, 8 p.m. CST
Thursday, December 9: @San Jose, 9 p.m. CST
Saturday, December 11: @ LA Kings, 9:30 p.m. CST