7 p.m. vs. St. Louis • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: Minnesota is a point up on Chicago for Western Conference and Central Division supremacy with two games in hand. The Blues are 8-6 under former Wild coach Mike Yeo, who makes his first return to Xcel Energy Center as St. Louis’ head coach. The Blues ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-0 win at Colorado, the Blues’ fourth shutout in nine road games since Yeo replaced Ken Hitchcock. The Blues lead the NHL with six road shutouts. The Wild plays its final home game before hitting the road for five in a row.
Players to watch: Wild G Devan Dubnyk leads the NHL with 35 wins and a .933 save percentage. LW Zach Parise scored his 120th goal with the Wild in Sunday’s win over San Jose. He has seven goals in his past 12 games. RW Jason Pominville has 20 assists in his past 23 games, tied for third in the NHL since Jan. 7. C Eric Staal has seven game-winning goals, two from the NHL lead. Blues RW Vladimir Tarasenko is tied for 10th in the NHL with 28 goals and is the first Blue to score 25-plus goals in three consecutive years since Keith Tkachuk (2001-04). C Patrik Berglund’s 18 goals are the most since 2011-12. Fifteen have come at even strength.
Numbers: The Wild is 2-1-1 against the Blues this season, including two wins at home by a combined 8-2 score. … The Wild is 28-3-2 when leading after two periods. … The Wild has won 42 games, six from matching the team record.
Injuries: Wild D Christian Folin (upper body) is out. Blues C Robby Fabbri (knee) is out.