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GAMEDAY: Wild vs. Blues

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:50 AM

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GAMEDAY: Wild vs. Blues
St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild

Tonight's game will be streamed live on and You can also follow along on live in-game commentary.

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The Minnesota Wild begins its final preseason stretch tonight as the St. Louis Blues visit to start a span of three games in four nights. Upon the conclustion of that stretch, the Wild will have a full week to prepare for the first game that counts - the home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Wild, which is 3-1 this preseason, will boast much of its regular lineup for the remainder of the preseason. One player who will not make another appearance in the preseason is Brad Staubitz, who was suspended by the NHL for an illegal hit. He'll miss the final three preseason games, as well as the first three regular season games.

Tonight's game will be video streamed live on and can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM, as well as online on

Tonight's Lineup

The Wild's top line returns for their second appearance. In their first, they combined for three of the four goals in a 4-3 overtime win over Columbus. Casey Wellman will take the spot of Matt Cullen, who is a little banged up after taking a hit into the boards against Pittsburgh: 





Backstrom and Harding

What to watch for...

Every year, there's a surprise name still hanging around after a major cutdown date. This year, that name belongs to Brett Bulmer, the 19-year-old second round pick in 2010. With the suspension to Staubitz, Bulmer now has a chance to show off his grittiness as he battles to stay with the big club.

Tonight's Blues Roster

Forwards: Andy McDonald, Scott Nichol, Jamie Langenbrunner, Vladimir Sobotka, Alex Steen, Patrik Berglund, Chris Stewart, B.J. Crombeen, Chris Porter, Matt D'Agostini, David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Ryan Reaves, Evgeny Grachev

Defensemen: Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alex Pietrangelo, Carlo Colaiacovo, Roman Polak, Nikita Nikitin

Goaltenders: Ben Bishop and Jaroslav Halak 

Up Next

The Wild will have Wednesday off before its final road tuneup of the preseason in Columbus on Thursday night.
2011-2012 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Sep 27 '11 STL 4 at MIN 3
Sep 22 '11 MIN 1 at STL 0
D. Backes82313162+329352
C. Stewart62282553-653125
P. Berglund81223052-32681
A. Steen72203151-32615
A. McDonald58203050+182653
M. D'Agostini82212546+84065
A. Pietrangelo79113243+181941
K. Shattenkirk7293443-43632
T. Oshie49122234+101533
V. Sobotka6572229-46910
C. Colaiacovo6562026-42311
B. Crombeen807714-1815400
B. Jackman6001313+35700
R. Polak553912-43301
N. Nikitin41189+11000
D. Perron10527+71200
C. Porter45347-41601
A. Cracknell24347+1800
R. Reaves28224-17801
C. Janssen54134-613100
I. Cole26134+63500
N. Oystrick9123+1910
T. Hensick13123-5200
P. McRae15123-10200
T. Strachan29011-103900
D. Scatchard8011+1600
N. Drazenovic3000-3000
S. Della Rovere7000+01100
J. Halak5727-21-713615182.48.910
T. Conklin258-8-4695823.22.881
B. Bishop73-4-0171682.76.899
M. Havlat78224062-105234
M. Koivu71174562+45073
A. Brunette82182846-71683
B. Burns80172946-109883
M. Cullen78122739-143452
P. Bouchard59122638-31402
K. Brodziak80162137-45621
A. Miettinen73161935-33884
C. Clutterbuck76191534-57943
J. Madden76121325-91014
M. Zidlicky4671724-63030
N. Schultz7431417-43800
C. Kobasew639716-61901
J. Spurgeon534812-1221
E. Nystrom824812-163010
B. Staubitz71459-517301
C. Stoner57279+59601
P. O'Sullivan31268-2400
G. Zanon82077-54800
G. Latendresse11336+2811
C. Barker52145-103401
J. Falk22033-4600
C. Wellman15112-1401
C. McMillan4112+1000
M. Scandella20022-9200
C. Gillies7101-2200
W. Peters11101-2400
D. Bagnall2000-2400
J. Ortmeyer4000-1200
R. Earl6000-3000
M. Noreau5000-1000
M. Kassian4000-11200
C. Almond8000+0200
N. Prosser2000+0000
N. Backstrom5122-23-513215662.66.916
J. Theodore3215-11-3819632.71.916
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