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Gameday Thread: Wild vs Blues (7 p.m.)

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First time in a long time.

St. Louis Blues v Minnesota Wild Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images

It’s the gamethread, so why wouldn’t we start off with a bunch of “FIRSTS!!!!1!!”

Tonight’s game is:

  • The first Minnesota Wild/St. Louis Blues matchup of 2021
  • The first Wild/Blues matchup in over a calandar year
  • The first of eight Wild/Blues matchups between now and May 1st.

Cam Talbot for the Wild, Jordan Binnington for the Blues.

Oh, and Dumba’s back.

Who will score first?


Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

When: 7:00 p.m. CT

Where: Xcel Energy Center

TV: Fox Sports North

Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM

Projected Lines

Minnesota Wild

Kaprizov-Rask-Zuccarello

Johansson-Hartman-Fiala

Cramarossa-Eriksson Ek-Greenway

Sturm-Bonino-Bjugstad

Suter-Spurgeon

Brodin-Dumba(!!)

Cole-Soucy

Talbot

* Zach Parise is still on the COVID protocol. Marcus Foligno is still out with a lower body injury.

St. Louis Blues

Schwarts-Schenn-Tarasenko

Kyrou-O’Reilly-Perron

Sanford-Thomas-Hoffman

Clifford-Joshua-Blais

Krug-Faulk

Dunn-Scandella

Walman-Bortuzzo

Binnington

* Colton Parayko took part in practice but is currently still on IR. Tyler Bozak did not take part in the optional practice.