Minnesota made a great move and is scoring in 12 games in a row. In the table of the West, the “savages” occupy 4th place and will continue to fight for the distribution of places in the top three. Dean Evason’s team has been at their best on the road recently, having won 5 games in regular time in their previous 6 fixtures, beating Winnipeg, Columbus, Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose.
Arizona sits 13th in the conference table and only claims not to drop below. Andre Turigny’s team are all hosts, having defeated St. Louis and Nashville. The Desert Dogs return to Mallett Arena after a trip to Denver, where local avalanches crushed them in overtime, so they’re on par with Minnesota, which often leaves the Dogs with nothing left to do.
In the last 22 head-to-head meetings, the team emerged a winner after 60 minutes, which partly explains the choice in favor of the visitors. Minnesota tends to take 2 points away from Tempe, where they have won in regular time in 6 of their last 8 games. Now, the Wildlings are in great shape, winning big and among the best in a row, and they are the third team in the league in terms of confidence in their zone, which is an additional obstacle to the effective actions of the enemy.