[8:10 PM] Wild @ Blues

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Wild (11-7-2)

@ St. Louis Blues (11-7-3)


Starting Goalies:

Darcy Kuemper(MIN): Unconfirmed

Jake Allen  (STL): Confirmed


The Minnesota Wild attempt to extend a pair of winning streaks Saturday as they kick off their five-game road trip against the Central Division-rival St. Louis Blues. Minnesota is making a quick turnaround after rolling to a 6-2 home victory over Pittsburgh on Friday, a triumph that gave it points in three straight games overall (2-0-1

Minnesota’s power play is heating up, as the team went 3-for-4 in Friday’s win and has scored six times with the man advantage over its last four contests. Both of Niederreiter’s tallies against the Penguins came on the power play, tying him with Coyle for the club lead at three. Mikael Granlund has collected five points in his last three games after recording a goal and an assist on Friday.

Tarasenko leads the team in goals (nine), assists (13) and points (22) as he has been kept off the scoresheet in only six of his 21 games. One of the clubs that shut him down was Minnesota, although the 24-year-old Russian did manage to register four shots in St. Louis’ 3-2 home victory on Oct. 13. David Perron, who notched an assist Wednesday to pull within two of 200 for his career, will match his career high of seven consecutive games with a point if he lands on the scoresheet against Minnesota.

Blues G Jake Allen’s next victory will be the 67th of his career, which would move him past Roman Turek for ninth place on the franchise list.

Minnesota’s Christian Folin suffered a knee injury in Friday’s game and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks, while fellow D Nate Prosser will replace him against the Blues.

St. Louis’ lone regulation loss at home came on Oct. 25, when it fell to Calgary 4-1.


StreakSmarts Pick: St. Louis Blues

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick