The Minnesota Wild are still sitting on the edge of the playoff picture in the NHL's Western Conference, but they have a chance to make up a little bit of ground this week, as they've got three games on the docket for this Thanksgiving week.
The first two games are at home, with the first one having the Wild playing host to the Philadelphia Flyers at the XCel Energy Center. The Flyers have been having an outstanding year to this point, as they're currently tied for second in the entire NHL with 28 points on the season, coming from a 13-6-2 record. Opening face-off for that one is at 7:00 PM Central time, and the game will be televised on KSTC.
From there, the Wild will play host to one of the Western Conference's weaker teams, as the Nashville Predators will be coming to town the day after Thanksgiving. Of the 15 teams in the Western Conference, the Predators currently rank 13th in points with 21, coming from a 9-6-3 overall record. This one will be a matinee, getting started at 1:00 PM Central time in St. Paul, and will be televised on Fox Sports North.
To wrap up the week, the Wild will take it on the road for a Saturday night clash with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche currently sport a 12-7-1 mark on the year, good for 25 points and the lead in the Northwest Division, tied for the third-best mark in the Western Conference. You will also be able to catch this game on Fox Sports North, as the puck drops at 8:00 PM Central time in Denver.
And there's your look at the Wild schedule for this Thanksgiving week. Be sure to keep checking back here for game previews, wrap-ups, and other Wild updates. In addition, for the best coverage of the Wild the internet has to offer, be sure to visit the good folks at Hockey Wilderness.