Series at a glance

No. 2 St. Louis Blues vs. No. 7 Minnesota Wild

 

Records: 51-24-7; 46-28-8

Home: 27-12-2; 22-13-6

Away: 24-12-5; 24-15-2

*Season series: 2-2; 2-1-1

Goals per game: 2.91 (fifth in NHL); 2.77 (13th)

Goals against per game: 2.40 (fifth); 2.42 (sixth)

Goal differential: +47 (third); +30 (seventh)

Shots per game: 30.9 (11th); 30.8 (T-12th)

Shots against per game: 27.2 (second); 27.6 (fourth)

Power play: 22.3 (fourth); 15.8 (27th)

Penalty kill: 83.7 (eighth); 86.3 (first)

5-on-5 for: 160 (seventh); 168 (fifth)

5-on-5 against: 137 (10th); 145 (17th)

Faceoff winning .pct: 53.4 (second); 49.9 (15th)

Penalty minutes: 904 (fourth); 728 (22nd)

* Wild outscored the Blues 13-10

Leaders

Goals: Blues — Vladimir Tarasenko 37, Jaden Schwartz 28, David Backes 26, Alex Steen 24; Wild — Zach Parise 33, Nino Niederreiter 24, Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker 21.

Assists: Blues — Steen 40, Alex Pietrangelo 39; Wild — Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter 36, Mikko Koivu 31.

Points: Blues — Tarasenko 73, Steen 64, Schwartz 63; Wild — Parise 62, Pominville 54, Vanek 52.

Power-play goals: Blues — Backes 10; Wild — Parise 11.

Penalty minutes: Blues — Ryan Reaves 116, Backes 104; Wild — Marco Scandella 56, Ryan Carter 55.

Time on ice: Blues — Pietrangelo 25:24; Wild — Suter 29:03.

 

Starting goalies

Blues: Jake Allen 22-7-4, 2.28 goals-against average, .913 save percentage, four shutouts.

Wild: Devan Dubnyk 36-14-4, 2.07 goals-against average, .929 save percentage, six shutouts.

MICHAEL RUSSO