Wild Vs. Ducks: Minnesota Hosting Anaheim With West Standings Cluttered

Five teams are clustered around the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings, Minnesota among them. The Wild will try to keep pace -- and snap a four-game losing streak -- Tuesday against Anaheim.

The Minnesota Wild will host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday trying to stay in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.

The Wild have lost four in a row, a streak which has dropped them into the backlog that has formed around the No. 8 spot in the West. Phoenix is currently sitting at No. 8 with 63 points. After that, it’s a mess.

The Flames and Avalanche are tied with 60 points; the Stars are No. 10 with 59 points; the Wild, with 58 points, are No. 11.

Anaheim, meanwhile, is No. 13 with 53 points, but the Ducks have been making a push of late. They lost 13 out of 14 at one point this season but have rebounded to become relevant once again. They had a five-game winning streak in mid-January, and have won three of their last five heading into Minnesota.

Ducks forward Corey Perry is coming off a hat trick the last time out against Columbus. Perry leads Anaheim in goals and has found the net five times over the last five games.

The game starts at 6:30Central and will be on NBC Sports Network.

For more on the Minnesota Wild, check out Hockey Wilderness. You can check out more hockey news from around the league at SB Nation’s NHL page.

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