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Wild-St. Louis preview

  • February 18, 2012 - 12:43 AM

Preview: The Wild, having gone winless in four consecutive home games, heads to St. Louis to play a Blues team that has won five of its past six games and stands fourth in the Western Conference.

Players to watch: RW Devin Setoguchi has six points in his past four games, including a two-goal, three-point game vs. Winnipeg on Thursday. LW Dany Heatley has 11 points in his past 10 games, including six goals. C Mikko Koivu has four points in four games since his return from a shoulder injury. St. Louis' T.J. Oshie, who went to Warroad High School, has 10 points in his past 10 games vs. the Wild. Goalie Jaroslav Halak, who is 1-1-1 vs. the Wild this season with a 1.91 GAA and a .933 save percentage, is listed as doubtful (flulike symptoms). G Brian Elliott is 19-5-2, with a 1.61 GAA and a .940 save percentage.

Numbers: The Blues are 27-0-0 when scoring three goals or more. The Wild has scored one goal in five of its past seven games and only 17 goals in its past 15 road games.

Injuries: LW Guillaume Latendresse (concussion), RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion), RW Jarod Palmer (concussion), D Clayton Stoner (lower body) and RW Carson McMillan (lower body) are out for the Wild. For St. Louis, LW Alexander Steen (concussion) and RW Matt D'Agostini (head) are on injured reserve. D Carlo Colaiacovo (wrist) is questionable.

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

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