The St. Louis Blues did a huge job winning the last game on the road and now have a “match-point” at home to advance to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs when they host the Minnesota Wild in Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO on May 12, 2022.
- Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild
- NHL – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 1, Game 6
- Date – 12/5/2022
- Starting time – 9.30 PM ET
- Venue: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Blues Stats & Form
The St. Louis Blues were one of the biggest surprises during the regular season and they were quite lucky to get the Minnesota Wild in the opening playoff series since they have been dominating them in recent years.
The Blues found themselves being 2-1 down in this series after a dominant 4-0 win in the series opener on the road. But they picked up the form in the last two games and now will have a chance to close out the series with a win on their home ice.
St. Louis has gone 49-22-11 overall with a 16-5-3 record against the Central Division. The Blues have given up 239 goals while scoring 309 for a +70 scoring differential.
Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 56 assists for the Blues. Ryan O’Reilly has scored eight goals and added six assists over the past 10 games.
The Blues are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
St. Louis Blues News
Mackenzie MacEachern will not play for the Blues tonight while Marco Scandella and Torey Krug are listed as day-to-day.
Minnesota Wild Stats & Form
The Minnesota Wild had a great regular season finishing second in the Western Conference right behind the untouchable Colorado Avalanche.
The Wild had a 2-1 lead in the series against the Blues but then they lost back-to-back games and are traveling to St. Louis with their season on the line.
Minnesota is 53-22-7 overall and 11-9-3 against the Central Division. The Wild have allowed 249 goals while scoring 305 for a +56 scoring differential.
Mats Zuccarello has 24 goals and 55 assists for the Wild. Kirill Kaprizov has 10 goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.
The Wild are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Minnesota Wild News
The Minnesota Wild will have their full roster available for the game against Minnesota tonight.
Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Head-to-Head Stats
The St. Louis Blues have won 8 of the last 10 games against Minnesota.
Eight of the last ten games between these two teams have ended with over 5.5 goals.
Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Betting Odds
The St. Louis Blues are slight favourites to win tonight with the odds set at 137, while the Minnesota Wild are at 145. The draw is at 346.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -138 to go over and 102 for under.
The Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues are having a great back and forth series that’s been high-scoring and entertaining so far. In Game 5, it was the St. Louis Blues that ran away with the victory to take a 3-2 lead over the Wild. Now the series will shift back to St. Louis for Game 6 as the Blues will have an opportunity to close out this first round series and avoid going back north for a decisive Game 7. Minnesota is in a must-win situation as they will have to win this one and keep their 2021-22 season alive.
They have been one of the most consistent teams in the entire league this season but it seems like their season will end tonight. The Blues have won 8 of the last 10 games against Minnesota and were 26-10-5 at home in the regular season which means that they will end the series tonight and go one step deeper in the postseason.