Preview: The Wild is searching for its first four-game winning streak of the season. It has also won three games in a row at home and has points in eight of its past nine games overall (5-1-3). Five of those games have gone into overtime, including a shootout loss at St. Louis two weeks ago. The Wild is 0-1-1 against the Blues, who are 4-7-1 on the road. The Wild is 5-5-4 in its past 14 against the Blues, 3-1-2 at home.
Players to watch: Wild G Devan Dubnyk is 5-0-2 in his past seven and leads the NHL with four shutouts, a .946 save percentage and 1.66 goals-against average. C Mikko Koivu and LW Nino Niederreiter have eight points each in their past nine games. LW Jason Zucker has three goals and eight points in the past eight games. C Eric Staal, who scored Friday’s shootout winner, is a point from becoming the 13th active player with 800. Blues C Jaden Schwartz has 10 goals and 16 points in the past 16 games. RW Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored six goals in six playoff games against the Wild in 2015, has nine goals and 22 points in the past 17 games. C Paul Stastny leads the Blues with 37 points in 56 games against the Wild.
Numbers: Minnesota leads the NHL in team save percentage (.934) and goals-against average (2.01). The Wild has allowed 22 even-strength goals in the past 20 games. … The Wild power play is 0-for-14 in the past six games. … Eighteen of the Wild’s 26 games, including six in a row, have been one-goal results (7-7-4).
Injuries: Wild D Christian Folin (knee) is cleared to return and questionable. C Zac Dalpe (knee) is out. Blues D Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) is out. MICHAEL RUSSO