The next 10 will be tough, as 7 of the next 9 are away from St. Paul. Including matchups with perennial playoff teams. Tonight being against the number one team in the West; the St. Louis Blues. Minnesota took one point away the last time these two teams met. The Wild will see Phoenix and LA after St. Louis. So who ever they play in the playoffs, they'll get a taste of what the competition will be like once the post-season begins.
Bryz made the last start against St. Louis and fared pretty well until that one Olympic hero guy snuck one past. According to Mr. Russo, it will be Kuemper back between the pipes tonight. There will not be any magical hands waving across the lines tonight. All lines look to be the exact same with Rupp, Fontainte and Veilleux all scratched. Despite a tough, ugly and painful loss to Vancouver, the Wild havent won the last 8 meeting against St. Louis (0-5-3). The top line looked a bit human or painful last night, as the top line scored no points and were -3 on the ice.
Minnesota has just 9 games left, and owning one of the toughest stretch down the season. The Wild have just a 3 point lead on Phoenix and although they'll see the Coyotes this weekend, the wild would prefer to not be the 8th seed once again. So lets get two points, eh?