St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild
WHEN — 7 tonight
WHERE — Scottrade Center
BLUES PREVIEW — The Blues have scored three-plus goals in each of their last eight at Scottrade Center. They are 26th in the NHL, averaging 2.45 goals a game at home. Montreal (2.39), Detroit (2.36), Toronto (2.34) and Columbus (2.22) are behind the Blues.
WILD PREVIEW — Minnesota is playing for the second straight night following Wednesday's game in Vancouver. In the history of the franchise, the Wild have a record of 1-4-3 on the second night of back-to-back games in St. Louis. The lone victory was in a shootout.
WHAT TO WATCH — With two goals in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Columbus, the Blues' Alex Steen has seven goals in his last seven games at Scottrade Center. He has nine goals this season, just two on the road.
INJURIES — Blues — D.J. King (hand), doubtful. Wild — D Clayton Stoner (groin), RW Chuck Kobasew (knee), D Brent Burns (concussion) and C Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion), out.
— Jeremy Rutherford
I guess McDonald will be back in the lineup. Good news.
Minnesota won on Wednesday night against Vancouver, 5-2. They've won 4 in a row now.
The Blues are looking for their 3rd straight win.
This is a hugely important game for St. Louis. New coach...they've won their last two and are trying to turn the season around and go 3-2-1 under Davis Payne.
They came out and played a good game vs. Columbus on Tuesday. A repeat performance against a team they aren't far behind in the standings would be a nice step on the long road back.