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Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues, Saturday 4-16-22, 2:00pm, Enterprise Center


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Minnesota Wild (46-21-6)  98pts  2nd in the Central

3.64 Goals For Per Game (5th in the NHL)

3.03 Goals Against Per Game (17th in the NHL)

20.2% Power Play (19th in the NHL)

75.1% Penalty Kill (26th in the NHL)

 

Top 5 Scorers:

1. #97 Kirill Kaprizov ~ 42G 49A = 91pts

2. #36 Mats Zuccarello ~ 22G 50A = 72pts

3. #22 Kevin Fiala ~ 28G 40A = 68pts

4. #38 Ryan Hartman ~ 29G 27A = 56pts

5. #14 Joel Eriksson Ek ~ 21G 20A = 41pts

 

Top 3 PIM's:

1. #17 Marcus Foligno ~ 112 PIM's

2. #44 Nic Deslauriers ~ 105 PIM's*

3. #21 Brandon Duhaime ~ 98 PIM's

 

Top Goaltenders:

1. #33 Cam Talbot (29-12-3)  2.77GAA  .912%  2SO

2. #29 Marc-Andre Fleury (24-22-5)  2.88GAA  .910%  4SO*

 

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St. Louis Blues (44-20-10)  98pts  3rd in the Central

3.68 Goals For Per Game (4th in the NHL)

2.81 Goals Against Per Game (10th in the NHL)

26.4% Power Play (2nd in the NHL)

83.8% Penalty Kill (5th in the NHL)

 

Top 5 Scorers:

1. #91 Vladimir Tarasenko ~ 31G 41A = 72pts

2. #18 Robert Thomas ~ 18G 53A = 71pts

3. #89 Pavel Buchnevich ~ 26G 39A = 65pts

4. #25 Jordan Kyrou ~ 23G 42A = 65pts

5. #57 David Perron ~ 25G 28A = 53pts

 

Top 3 PIM's:

1. #57 David Perron ~ 46 PIM's

2. #47 Torey Krug ~ 46 PIM's

3. #72 Justin Faulk ~ 41 PIM's

 

Top Goaltenders:

1. #35 Ville Husso (23-6-5)  2.37GAA  .925%  2SO

2. #50 Jordan Binnington (15-13-4)  3.14GAA  .902%  2SO

 

*- Denotes statistics include those earned from multiple teams

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Months ago, Pre pandemic schedule change and injury/losing streak, I looked at the final game vs the Av's at a battle for 1st place.
But then the Av's started playing out of their minds and it's a mute point now. 😏
So now this game becomes the most important one of the final stretch in our quest for Home Ice.
Without it, I think the Wild don't get out of RD 1 which  would  be a shame.
Wild Win...5-4

I had one of those dreams right before waking up where I heard like NHL Tonight say Kaprisov scored 4 goals. 😁

One nice thing is there's no travel in our 2 back to backs remaining.

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Wild win 3:2 in OT if our team will stay out of penalty box. Blues have too good stats in PP and PK. We should focus more on production on 5 on 5 play and to focus on avoiding penalties, because that could be our strongest part during a playoffs season. PP for us was traditionally not too good part of our game as well our PK.  Recent example was our game against Predators when they placed in our net 3-4 PP goals during our loss 2:6.

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32 minutes ago, Tomdog said:

I am hoping the Wild have not been showing the Blues their playoff game and will have something more effective when the playoffs start. 

I think we should be mentally prepared to win every game without hiding anything.

 

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1 hour ago, Alexandron said:

It seems Husso is a pretty good goalie. 

Yes, but 5 passes to each other outside of the circle and a TO will not get it done.  Spread out and keep it simple and quit throwing errant 'no look' passes

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