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Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-3, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (7-7-2, fifth in the Central Division)

Saint Paul, Minnesota; Friday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild host the Toronto Maple Leafs after Marcus Foligno scored two goals in the Wild's 6-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets.

Minnesota is 7-7-2 overall and 4-5-1 at home. The Wild have a 5-1-0 record when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.

Toronto is 9-5-3 overall and 4-3-2 on the road. The Maple Leafs have conceded 46 goals while scoring 50 for a +4 scoring differential.

The matchup Friday is the third time these teams meet this season. The Maple Leafs won 3-1 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Eriksson Ek has six goals and six assists for the Wild. Kirill Kaprizov has five goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

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John Tavares has 11 goals and 11 assists for the Maple Leafs. Mitchell Marner has two goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.1 assists, 5.1 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.

Maple Leafs: 6-1-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Wild: Ryan Hartman: out (upper-body), Jonas Brodin: day to day (illness), Marc-Andre Fleury: out (upper-body).

Maple Leafs: Ilya Samsonov: out (knee), Joseph Woll: out (shoulder), Kyle Clifford: out (shoulder), Carl Dahlstrom: out (shoulder), Morgan Rielly: out (knee), T.J. Brodie: out (oblique), Jake Muzzin: out (neck).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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