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Here’s what you need to know about this battle of the two hottest teams in the NHL

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 6:00 EST
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: CD 102.5 FM
Note the different radio station tonight. You can also listen on the Blue Jackets’ website or app. I would also recommend Fox Sports Go if you’d like to stream the game instead while also watching...well, you know.

Opponent’s Blog: Hockey Wilderness

Columbus Blue Jackets, 25-5-4, 54 points, 1st Metro, 1st East, 1st NHL

vs.

Minnesota Wild, 23-8-4, 50 points, 2nd Central, 2nd West, 5th NHL

Season Series

12/31/16 CBJ @ MIN
3/2/17 MIN @ CBJ

Stats

Minnesota Columbus
3.14 (4) GPG 3.44 (1)
2.00 (1) GAPG 2.06 (2)
17.5% (17) PP% 28.0% (1)
85.6% (5) PK% 81.4% (16)
48.08% (23) EV CF% 50.13% (14)
An unsustainable 103.7 (1) EV PDO An equally unsustainable 103.4 (2)
Charlie Coyle, 12 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 15
Eric Staal, 19 A Leader Alexander Wennberg, 24
Charlie Coyle and Eric Staal, 30 P Leader Cam Atkinson, 35
Chris Stewart, 42 PIM Leader Josh Anderson, 36
13-3-0 Home / Road 11-2-3
10-0-0 Last 10 10-0-0