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Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues: Game 58

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Minnesota Wild (25-23-9) vs St. Louis Blues (35-15-7)

Scottrade Center @ 1:00 PM CSTTelevision: FSN
Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or Wild.com

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

Minnesota Wild St. Louis Blues

Devin Setoguchi - Matt Cullen - Dany Heatley
Erik Christensen - Jed Ortmeyer - Jeff Taffe
Nick Johnson - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Matt Kassian - Warren Peters - Darroll Powe

Nick Schultz - Jared Spurgeon
Greg Zanon - Mike Lundin
Nate Prosser - Marco Scandella

Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

David Perron - David Backes - T.J. Oshie
Andy McDonald - Patrik Berglund - Jamie Langenbrunner
Vladimir Sobotka - Jason Arnott - B.J. Crombeen
Chris Porter - Scott Nichol - Chris Stewart

Kent Huskins - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Kris Russell - Roman Polak

Brian Elliott
Ben Bishop

How many of you are putting money on a win in St. Louis today? Be honest.

Two teams heading in completely opposite directions go at it today in the STL. Maybe the Wild should just forfeit and go to the Mardi Gras celebrations.

The Blues have been an amazing hockey team since firing their coach, and discovering the amount of talent they have on their roster. They flew past the Wild at one point or another and never bothered to look back. They are playing outstanding hockey, hockey befitting their coach and their team. As a fan of the game, that is good to see in St. Louis.

For the Wild, Russo says Mikko Koivu didn't make the trip. As of this writing, there was no word as to why. That, as all Wild fans know, is not a good omen for this team. They win less with him out of the line up than with Zidlicky in it. But hey, Jed Ortmeyer is up, so no worries

Predicting disasters of the team you follow the closest is never a fun thing to do, but this one is lining up to be an absolute waste of everyone's time. Anything is possible, but some things don't have the greatest chance in reality. Sure, the Wild scored more than one goal last game, but they still lost. The only hope left is that they didn't just use of three games worth of goals in the process.

The mood here today is not a positive one. Sorry, Wild fans. Tough finding the silver lining around that dark cloud when the most likely scenario is getting hit by lightning.

Enjoy the game.

Five Questions:

  1. Koivu out. Does it matter?
  2. Can the Wild keep pace with the Blues?
  3. Can the Wild score more than one goal?
  4. Wild need a hero today. Does that man exist?
  5. Whose fault is it? Do we really care?
Enjoy the Wild's warm up songs before the game: