Minnesota (4-2-1) at St Louis (2-4-1), 8:00 pm EDT
ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Fresh off an impressive homestand, the
Minnesota Wild will try to stay hot when they visit the St.
Louis Blues on Saturday.
In posting a 3-1-0 mark during a four-game stretch at home,
the Wild outscored their opponents, 19-7. Todd White had a
goal and two assists in a 6-1 rout of the San Jose Sharks on
All of White's points came in a third-period flurry in which
Minnesota scored five unanswered goals to pull away. The five
goals came in a span of 14:24 and gave the club six goals for
the third time in its four wins.
Manny Fernandez made 34 saves to improve to 2-0-1 with a 1.31
goals-against average to start the season. However, he may be
watching from the sidelines as fellow netminder Dwayne Roloson
has enjoyed success against the Blues.
In nine career starts in the series, Roloson is 4-2-3 with a
1.84 GAA and earned a pair of 24-save shutouts at home against
St. Louis last season.
The Wild enter the contest ranked No. 1 in the league on the
power play (31 percent) and in penalty kills (96 percent).
Minnesota outscored St. Louis, 10-3, in taking last season's
series, 2-0-2-0. The Blues hope to recover from their first
shootout loss, 3-2, Thursday at Nashville.
Dean McAmmond scored midway through the second period to give
St. Louis a 2-1 lead, but the Blues missed both of their