NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Wednesday’s matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks. Coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
Anaheim won 1-0 vs. Minnesota on Monday night, the Ducks’ first win of the season and the Wild’s first loss. Nicolas Deslauriers scored the game’s only goal in the third period and John Gibson had a 34-save shutout.
Rookie Kirill Kaprizov has burst onto the NHL scene, becoming the first player in franchise history to tally 3threepoints in his NHL debut. Kaprizov had a goal and two assists in the season opener against the Kings, including scoring the overtime winner. In his second NHL game, he assisted Marcus Johansson’s OT winner to become the first player in NHL history with overtime points in each of his first two career games. He was held without a point for the first time in Monday’s loss at Anaheim.
Kaprizov was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for Jan 13-17, and according to PointsBet, is the current favorite to win the Calder Trophy.
In each of the past two seasons, Anaheim has finished as one of the bottom-three teams in the league in scoring. This season, Anaheim has scored 4 goals total in their first three games, including just one goal in each of their last two games.
WHAT: Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks
WHERE: Honda Center
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 9;30 p.m. ET
ON THE CALL: Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Ducks-Wild stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Starting goalie: John Gibson
Starting goalie: Cam Talbot