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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues: Game 18


St. Louis Blues (7-8-2) @ Minnesota Wild (11-5-1)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: KSTC (12/45)
RADIO NOTE: Tonight's game will be broadcast on: BOB FM 106.1/KBGY-FM 107.5

For the St. Louis perspective, check out St. Louis Game Time

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

St. Louis Blues

Nolan - Koivu - Bouchard
Brunette - Belanger - Burns
Veilleux - Sheppard - Miettinen
Clutterbuck - Pouliot - Boogaard

Reitz - Schultz
Bergeron - Skoula
Johnsson - Zidlicky


Tkachuk - Stastny - Boyes
Perron - McClement - Stempniak
Koci - Winchester - Backes
Crombeen - Regier - Janssen

Jackman - Polak
Brewer - Wagner
McKee -Weaver


Injuries: Minnesota Wild

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marian Gaborik lower body 10.15.2008
Kurtis Foster left leg surgery 9.20.2008
John Scott ankle 10.6.2008

Injuries: St. Louis Blues


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrik Berglund strained groin 11.22.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dan Hinote lower body 11.13.2008
T.J. Oshie high ankle sprain 11.2.2008
Paul Kariya hip flexor/foot 11.6.2008
Erik Johnson right knee surgery 9.23.2008
D.J. King shoulder surgery 10.22.2008


  • Mikko Koivu has the Wild’s only goals in 148:12, dating back to defenseman Erik Reitz’s third-period goal Nov. 15 vs. Columbus.
  • Koivu is the lone Wild forward to be credited with a goal in 172:24, dating back to Benoit Pouliot’s first-period PPG Nov. 15.
    The Wild skated, skated, skated on Friday, hopefully to get the lazy out of them.

Questions to Answer

  1. Anyone other than MIkko Koivu feel like playing offense??
    Will Owen Nolan and/or Andrew Brunette come out to play?
    Is it time to give Backstrom the night off?
    Should Burns really stay up front?
    How on earth will the Blues even field a complete team?

Jacques Lemaire Pregame Interview

David Backes Pre-game Interview