|MIN||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
|STL||2||0||1||(0 - 0)||3|
|The Blues have one of the toughest blue lines in the National Hockey League, and are anchored by Alex Pietrangelo. The 23-year-old leads St. Louis defenders in scoring with 18 points (4-14=18) and is a plus-7. Slightly behind Pietrangelo are Jay Bouwmeester (1-16=17) and Kevin Shattenkirk (1-15=16).||St. Louis is the home of Budweiser, and fans attending tonight can visit the Bud Light Zone before and after the game for a few sociables. It is located on the east end of the Club level and accommodates up to 500 fans, with doors opening two hours before the game. To gain access to the Bud Light Zone before the game, enter Scottrade Center via the Club Garage Entrance. The entrance is located on the fourth level of the attached parking garage.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Mikko Koivu assisted on the game-tying goal before scoring in the shootout Saturday. He has nine points (3-6=9) in his last six games and his 13 points (4-9=13) in his last nine contests.
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|With Rupp is back in, here’s what the lines will likely look like:
The blue line will go back to six defensemen:
Backstrom is 6-8-1 with a 2.86 goals-against average, a .895 save percentage and one shutout in 15 starts against the Blues.
|I would say their defensive squad is about as good as you can find in the league; the way they skate, they’re big, they’re strong and the way they move the puck, they definitely help their forwards get to their game. And their forwards obviously have an identity with the way they play.
-Yeo said of the Blues defense
|Matt Dumba will be the lone healthy scratch.
Defenseman Keith Ballard is on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury; Torrey Mitchell is out with a lower-body injury, along with Harding. Mikael Granlund is sidelined with an upper-body injury.
|David Backes is a native of Minneapolis and played three seasons at Minnesota State Mankato (2003-06). D Jordan Leopold was born in Golden Valley and played four seasons with the University of Minnesota (1998-2002). RW T.J. Oshie played high school hockey in Warroad.||Minnesota leads the NHL with 22 points (9-1-4) from one-goal games – having its last six wins all decided by one goal. In the Wild’s last five wins, it has tied or scored the winning goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation.|
|Wild at St. Louis will be broadcast nationally in high definition on NBC Sports Network with a start time at 7 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.||
|Apr 10 '14||STL 2 at MIN 4||M. Moulson|
|Mar 27 '14||MIN 1 at STL 5||T. Oshie|
|Mar 09 '14||STL 3 at MIN 2 - SO||T. Oshie|
|Dec 31 '13||STL 2 at MIN 1||J. Schwartz|
|Nov 25 '13||MIN 0 at STL 3||V. Sobotka|