St. Louis visits Minnesota with 1-0 series lead
St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, third in the Central Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (53-22-7, second in the Central Division)
Saint Paul, Minnesota; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -137, Blues +115; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Blues lead series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Monday for the sixth time this season. The Blues won 4-0 in the last matchup. David Perron led the Blues with three goals.
Minnesota has a 53-22-7 record overall and an 11-9-3 record in Central Division games. The Wild have a 44-9-5 record in games they score three or more goals.
St. Louis is 49-22-11 overall with a 16-5-3 record against the Central Division. The Blues have a +70 scoring differential, with 309 total goals scored and 239 allowed.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kirill Kaprizov has 47 goals and 61 assists for the Wild. Ryan Hartman has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.
Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 56 assists for the Blues. Vladimir Tarasenko has scored six goals with nine assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.9 penalties and 13.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Blues: 7-2-1, averaging 4.7 goals, 8.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Blues: Mackenzie MacEachern: out (upper-body), Scott Perunovich: out (wrist).