7 P.M. at St. Louis • FSN (107.9-FM)
Preview: The Blues (7-2-1) were knocked out of the playoffs by the Wild last season. They lost 3-2 at Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 10 despite outshooting the Wild 13-1 in the third period.
Players to watch: Colton Parayko scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Anaheim and leads Blues defensemen with four goals. C Vladimir Tarasenko has six goals, and C Jori Lehtera leads the team with six assists. G Jake Allen has given up one goal on his past 49 shots and G Brian Elliott has two shutouts in nine career starts vs. the Wild. … Wild C Mikko Koivu has 17 points in 27 games vs. St. Louis.
Numbers: Before Friday’s 5-4 victory over Chicago, the Wild was eighth in the NHL in scoring (3.11 goals per game) and 18th in goals-against (2.78).
Injuries: For St. Louis, W Patrik Berglund (shoulder), C Paul Stastny (foot) and W Jaden Schwartz (ankle) are out; D Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) is doubtful. For the Wild, C Tyler Graovac (groin) is out.