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It's Game 2 of the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis series and probably a surprise to many are currently up 1-0 in the series after stealing the home ice advantage from St. Louis in the Scottrade Center arena Thursday night.

Please remember that this game is a Saturday matinee with the game starting at 2 p.m. which really means it will probably start at 2:15 p.m. The game is being televised on NBC.

Check back here often today for all sorts of analysis and news leading up to the game!

Just in case you missed it--Zucker started off the scoring pretty much single-handedly with this beauty of a goal.

Wild News

Rest a thing of past, now comes the playoff grind - Yahoo Sports
An article on why teams lost or won the first game of the opening series. Of course the reason for why one team won or lost is the same...which...totally makes sense...???

Wild expects Blues to respond in Game 2; No lineup changes for either team | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
I wonder if the shenanigans from the end of Game 1 will carry over into the game today. At least the good news is Bergie is going to continue to play instead of Cooke.

Minnesota Wild and police warn of fake playoff tickets - TwinCities.com
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. Beware of fake playoff tickets. Make sure if you enter into shady deals outside the Xcel that you do it with a reputable person. Ask for three forms of I.D. and a certificate of authenticity. Be diligent out there!

One down, 15 to go: Continuing the Wild road warriors a postseason must - Minnesota Wild - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
Road wins are important in order to establish success in the playoffs but I hope the Wild can find its dominance back at home as well. Especially Monday. I have tickets Monday--I want to see Blues fans cry.

Young Wild players rely on playoff experience | Star Tribune
Success breeds success.

Three takeaways from the Minnesota Wild's narrow victory in St. Louis - Along the Boards
My three takeaways? Zucker is awesome. Replace Suter on the powerplay with Dumba. Doobs is still awesome sauce!

Enemy News

Blues Refuse To Repeat Playoffs History
The Blues didn't lose to a better team on Thursday night. They strategically lost the game in order to win the series. Those diabolical geniuses!

NHL.com - Blues to reunite Oshie, Backes for Game 2 vs. Wild - Blues vs Wild - 2015 SCP First Round
Master strategist Blue's Head Coach Ken Hitchcock makes a deft move to fix the issues from Thursday night. This is totally going to change the flow of the game today and will 100% be the reason talked about if the Blues have success tonight.

NHL.com - Blues' Elliott ready to play, understands Allen decision - Blues vs Wild - 2015 SCP First Round
I'm glad this isn't a story in Minnesota. We live and die by the Doobs.

Off the Trail

Capitals' Game 2 comeback evens series vs. Islanders | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Capital even the series after scoring three unanswered goals.

Alex Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 3-2 win, 2-0 series lead over Senators | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

P.K. Subban scored a goal and everybody continues to complain that he was even allowed to play.

Shea Weber injured in Nashville Game 2 victory over Chicago | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Bad blow to the Perds with Shea Weber being hurt. Hopefully the injury to Suter-Lite isn't anything major.

Canucks take Game 2, combine for over 100 PIMs in brawl with Flames (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Canucks won the game but did they win the battle? You decide...