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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild have had the Blackhawks number the last season and a half. The Blackhawks will try to reverse that trend starting Wednesday night.

Since the beginning of 2015, the Blackhawks are 0-7-1 against the Wild. In those eight games the Wild have outscored the Blackhawks 28-12. There have been some frustrating games lately, including the Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss to Minnesota in January. Now trailing the Wild by six points in the Central Division, the Blackhawks are looking to close the gap.

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“We’re looking at where we are in the standings, it’s a chance to get it closer,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “They have games in hand but that gap gets bigger and it’s like, ‘OK, we’d like to be the ones pushing them.’ So let’s try to control what we can control tonight and try to close [the gap].”

The Wild have lost just twice in their last 14 contests. Corey Crawford will start for the Blackhawks while Darcy Kuemper is expected to start for the Wild.

Broadcast information

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: NBCSN

Live stream: CSNChicago.com

Radio: WGN 720 AM

Blackhawks forward lines

Nick Schmaltz -Jonathan Toews-Richard Panik

Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane

Dennis Rasmussen-Marcus Kruger-Marian Hossa

Ryan Hartman-Tanner Kero-Vinnie Hinostroza

Defensive pairs

Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson

 

Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell-Trevor van Riemsdyk

Goaltender

Corey Crawford

Injuries 

Michal Rozsival (lower body)

Wild forward lines

Zach Parise-Eric Staal-Alex Tuch

Jason Zucker-Mikko Koivu-Mikael Granlund

Nino Niederreiter-Charlie Coyle-Jason Pominville

Chris Stewart-Erik Haula-Tyler Graovac

Defensive pairs

Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon

Marco Scandella-Matthew Dumba

Gustav Olofsson-Christian Folin

Goaltender

Darcy Kuemper

Injuries 

Jonas Brodin (broken finger)