8 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Louis • NBCSN Wednesday, BSN Thursday, 830-AM
Finishing on the road with two with the Blues
Preview: The Wild wraps up its regular season with back-to-back games at. St. Louis after finishing up a seven-game homestand 4-1-2. With 75 points, the Wild remains third in the West Division. The Blues are fourth, completing the playoff picture for the West. St. Louis last played Monday, edging Los Angeles 2-1 in overtime.
Players to watch: Wild LW Kirill Kaprizov is on a career-high six-game point streak, a run in which he has five goals and five assists. LW Kevin Fiala has eight points in his past five games, including five assists. … Blues D Justin Faulk scored the game-winner in overtime on Monday and had an assist to go along with a team-high 23 minutes, 11 seconds in ice time. C Ryan O'Reilly leads the Blues in goals with 24 after scoring 12 last season.
Numbers: The Wild is 2-2-2 this year vs. St. Louis. Fiala is two points shy of 200 for his career. … The Blues have won only twice in their past six games. This is the third consecutive year they've made the playoffs and ninth season in the past 10.
Injuries: Blues F Oskar Sundqvist (torn ACL) and D Carl Gunnarsson (knee) are out. Fs Sammy Blais (upper body) and Vladimir Tarasenko (lower body) and Ds Niko Mikkola (upper body) and Vince Dunn (upper body) are day to day. D Jake Walman is on the COVID list.