2 P.M. at St. Louis • Scottrade Center • TV: Ch. 11, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild, 19-5-1 in its past 25 against the West, can establish an NHL record if it beats the Blues for a 13th consecutive road win since Feb. 16. The Wild is 2-0-1 this season against the Blues, including a 6-3 pounding March 21 in St. Paul. The Blues clinched the Central Division on Thursday and have won four of their past five. The Wild is one of three teams in 80 years to give up two or fewer goals in 12 straight road games.
Players to watch: In 18 road starts with the Wild, G Devan Dubnyk is 15-1-1 with a 1.42 goals-against average and .953 save percentage. Dubnyk might be relieved by Darcy Kuemper after two periods Saturday. D Ryan Suter is one assist from 300. LW Jason Zucker has three goals in his past two games and became the Wild’s fourth 20-goal scorer in Thursday’s win in Nashville. Blues F Paul Stastny has 31 points in 49 career games against the Wild.
Numbers: The Wild is 3-7-2 in its past 12 at St. Louis and was outscored 39-22 over that span. ... In 22 games since Feb. 22, the Wild leads the NHL with 34 third-period goals and leads the NHL with nine third-period goals allowed.
Injuries: Wild D Keith Ballard (concussion) is out. The Blues plan to rest some “banged up” players.