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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Pick & Prediction APR 10TH 2021

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62St. Louis Blues

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5.5o -108
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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Recap APR 10TH 2021

Jordan Binnington stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced Wednesday night as the St. Louis Blues edged the visiting Minnesota Wild 2-1.

Binnington delivered a nice bounce-back performance after allowing four goals Sunday at Detroit. His teammates bailed him out with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Red Wings in that game, but Binnington proved to be the difference Wednesday.

Alex Pietrangelo and Sammy Blais scored for the Blues, who won for the fourth time in five games.

Mats Zuccarello scored for the Wild, who lost for the eighth time in nine road games. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves before departing for an extra attacker.

Pietrangelo scored the decisive goal 1:49 into the third period off an offensive-zone faceoff. He slipped in from the right point unnoticed and had all the time needed to convert David Perron's deft cross-ice pass. Carl Gunnarsson also got an assist.

The Wild blew a 3-0 lead at Dallas on Tuesday night while falling 6-3 to the Stars. They responded with solid road hockey against the Blues in the scoreless first period, outshooting St. Louis 12-7.

Blais put the Blues up 1-0 at 6:52 of the second period with a snap shot from the right circle, putting the puck over Dubnyk's left shoulder. Ryan O'Reilly and Pietrangelo got assists on the play.

Zuccarello tied the game less than two minutes later, scoring his first goal of the season by jamming a loose puck home in the crease. Eric Staal and Jason Zucker earned assists. Staal has eight points in his past six games, and Zucker has six points in six games.

O'Reilly thought he scored the go-ahead goal later in the second period -- surprising Dubnyk with a quick shot from the left circle -- but the Wild erased that with a successful offside challenge.

--Field Level Media

Ryan O'Reilly scored with two seconds left in overtime to lift the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild.

Blues winger Mike Hoffman scored his second goal of the game with 45 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime.

Vince Dunn had three assists and Ville Husso made 28 saves for the Blues, who won their third straight game.

Matt Dumba and Nico Sturm scored for the Wild and Cam Talbot made 27 saves.

After suffering a 9-1 blowout loss Friday night in St. Louis, the Wild responded with a sturdy defensive performance. They outshot the Blues 9-6 in the first period while taking a 1-0 lead.

After Blues defenseman Jake Walman turned the puck over while trying to gain the Minnesota zone, Colton Parayko fell down trying to scramble back to cover for him.

That gave Sturm, back in the lineup after sitting out Friday, a free skate up the left wing and an open shot from the left dot -- which he buried.

Hoffman, who was also a healthy scratch Friday, tied the game with a power-play goal at 3:07 of the second period. His one-time shot from the right circle deflected off Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin and past Talbot.

Dumba put the Wild back on top with a power-play goal with 1:42 left in the second period. He scored with a slap shot from the top of the left circle through a well-timed screen.

Blues forward Zach Sanford nearly tied the game with 11 1/2 minutes left, but his backhand shot rang off the inside of the right post from point-blank range.

With Husso pulled for an extra attacker, the Blues scored a 6-on-5 goal to tie the game 2-2. Hoffman fired a shot from above the right circle that caromed off Talbot, then Dumba, and into the net.

O'Reilly won the game by circling the net and lifting a backhand shot over Talbot's shoulder with time winding down in overtime.

--Field Level Media

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GAMES

Last 10

W 50% L 50%
5 5
  • Arizona W 2 - 5
  • @St. Louis L 2 - 3
  • @St. Louis L 1 - 9
  • Colorado W 3 - 8
  • Colorado L 5 - 4
  • @Vegas W 2 - 1
  • @Vegas W 3 - 2
  • @San Jose L 2 - 4
  • @San Jose L 3 - 4
  • St. Louis W 0 - 2
W 30% L 70%
3 7
  • Colorado L 4 - 3
  • Minnesota W 2 - 3
  • Minnesota W 1 - 9
  • Vegas W 1 - 3
  • Vegas L 6 - 1
  • @Colorado L 1 - 2
  • @Colorado L 2 - 3
  • Anaheim L 3 - 2
  • Anaheim L 4 - 1
  • @Minnesota L 0 - 2

Next Games

  • San Jose(01-24-21) L 5 - 3
  • San Jose(01-24-21) L 5 - 3
  • @Arizona(03-06-21) L 2 - 5
  • @Arizona(03-06-21) L 2 - 5
  • @Los Angeles(02-16-21) L 0 - 4
  • @Arizona(02-15-21) L 0 - 1
  • Colorado(04-14-21) L 4 - 3
  • Colorado(04-14-21) L 4 - 3
  • Colorado(04-14-21) L 4 - 3
  • @Minnesota(03-25-21) L 0 - 2

Last Meetings

  • Wild @ Blues 2-3
  • Wild @ Blues 1-9
  • Blues @ Wild 0-2
  • Blues @ Wild 0-0
  • Blues @ Wild 0-0
  • Blues @ Wild 4-1
  • Blues @ Wild 4-3
  • Wild @ Blues 1-2
  • Blues @ Wild 1-2
  • Blues @ Wild 4-0

Eastern Conference

AtlanticWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Toronto Maple Leafs2811460 14-0-614-0-5143112L27-0-1
Tampa Bay Lightning2812157 15-0-413-0-8143108L14-0-6
Florida Panthers2712256 14-0-413-0-8136117L37-0-3
Boston Bruins2212448 11-0-611-0-6112106L25-0-4
Montreal Canadiens1813642 9-0-99-0-4123114L15-0-5
Detroit Red Wings1523535 9-0-96-0-1499140L25-0-3
Ottawa Senators1426331 9-0-105-0-16118164L13-0-6
Buffalo Sabres1025424 4-0-136-0-12100147L14-0-3

Western Conference

CentralWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Colorado Avalanche309363 18-0-412-0-5154101L19-0-1
Winnipeg Jets2614153 11-0-615-0-8139115L16-0-3
Minnesota Wild2513252 15-0-410-0-9124111L25-0-3
Nashville Predators2419149 13-0-911-0-10119123L18-0-2
Chicago Blackhawks2018343 11-0-89-0-10122135L15-0-5
St. Louis Blues1917442 7-0-1012-0-7122132L13-0-6
Dallas Stars1514636 8-0-67-0-8113107L24-0-3

Eastern Conference

MetropolitanWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Washington Capitals2811258 14-0-514-0-6152127L26-0-4
Carolina Hurricanes2710256 14-0-313-0-7133102L26-0-3
New York Islanders2711357 18-0-29-0-912598L17-0-3
Pittsburgh Penguins2713256 16-0-311-0-10146118L28-0-2
New York Rangers2016444 9-0-711-0-9136112L15-0-3
Philadelphia Flyers1917240 9-0-910-0-8123154L24-0-4
Columbus Blue Jackets1520636 8-0-87-0-12112145L32-0-7
New Jersey Devils1421230 4-0-1610-0-5103135L32-0-6

Western Conference

PacificWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Vegas Golden Knights2911058 16-0-413-0-713896L16-0-3
Edmonton Oilers2515252 13-0-812-0-7134120L16-0-2
Arizona Coyotes1920341 10-0-89-0-12118139L54-0-6
Calgary Flames1921240 10-0-99-0-12115127L44-0-6
San Jose Sharks1820238 8-0-1010-0-10114141L35-0-5
Vancouver Canucks1618234 9-0-97-0-9100120L36-0-3
Los Angeles Kings1620537 7-0-99-0-11114127L23-0-7
Anaheim Ducks1423533 5-0-149-0-9101138L25-0-4

Last Injuries

St. Louis Blues

  • Robert Thomas

    Shoulder
    Late April | out

    Thomas is out of commission due to an upper-body injury, and he is not expected to return until the end of April.

  • Mike Hoffman

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Hoffman sat out the last two games dealing with an undisclosed issue, and it is unknown if he will be active Saturday versus the Wild.

  • Ivan Barbashev

    Ankle
    Prob Fri | I-R

    Barbashev has been assigned to the long-term injured reserve list after undergoing ankle surgery, but he is expected to be activated prior to Friday's matchup versus the Avalanche.

Minnesota Wild

  • Nick Bjugstad

    Upper Body
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Bjugstad has missed the last four games due to an upper-body injury, and it has yet to be established if he will suit up for Friday's battle with the Sharks.

  • Kevin Fiala

    Upper Body
    Prob Wed | probable

    Fiala sat out the last contest with an upper-body injury, but it is likely that he will play against the Coyotes on Wednesday.

  • Marcus Foligno

    Lower Body
    Prob Wed | probable

    Foligno has been sidelined with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to take on the Coyotes on Wednesday.

  • Mats Zuccarello

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Zuccarello is out of the lineup with a lower-body injury, and he is without a definitive timetable for recovery.

  • Zach Parise

    Undisclosed
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Parise missed the last game with an unspecified ailment, and it is undetermined if he will be available for Wednesday's clash with the Avalanche.

  • Marco Rossi

    Upper Body
    out for season | I-R

    Rossi has been posted to the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury, and he will miss the remainder of the season.