Minnesota, St. Louis face off with series tied 2-2
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; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -139, Blues +117; over/under is 6.5
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit the Minnesota Wild for game five of the first round of the NHL Playoffs with the series tied 2-2. The teams meet Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Blues won 5-2 in the previous meeting. Jordan Kyrou led the Blues with two goals.
Minnesota has gone 53-22-7 overall with an 11-9-3 record against the Central Division. The Wild serve 10.8 penalty minutes per game to rank third in league play.
St. Louis is 49-22-11 overall and 16-5-3 against the Central Division. The Blues have scored 309 total goals (3.8 per game) to rank third in the league.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kirill Kaprizov has 47 goals and 61 assists for the Wild. Ryan Hartman has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 34 goals and 48 assists for the Blues. Ryan O’Reilly has scored seven goals with six assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-3-0, averaging four goals, 6.6 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
Blues: 5-4-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Blues: Nick Leddy: day to day (upper-body), Mackenzie MacEachern: out (upper-body), Torey Krug: day to day (lower body).