Wild Schedule: Second Place Minnesota Hosts St. Louis Saturday

PITTSBURGH PA - JANUARY 8: Nick Schultz #55 of the Minnesota Wild and Brent Burns #8 of the Minnesota Wild congratulate goaltender Jose Theodore #60 of the Minnesota Wild after Theodore posted a shutout in a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 8 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

For more on the Blues and Wild, visit St. Louis Game Time and Hockey Wilderness, respectively.

The Minnesota Wild have shot up the standings this week with three straight wins and they have a chance to make it four in a row Saturday night when the St. Louis Blues come to the Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota only ranks 27th in the league at 2.2 goals per game scored, but they make up for it by giving up only two goals per game, which is the second best average league-wide.

St. Louis comes in with the NHL's worst power play unit. As a result, the Blues have only 10 points from the season's first 11 games and they lead only Columbus in the Central Division Standings. St. Louis Game Time has a closer look at the Blues' struggles:

I don't want to pretend like I know more than coach Davis Payne, but he doesn't try to tell me how to loom like an accountant and he's pretty good at that, so we'll just call this an free exchange of information.

Minnesota then has the rest of the weekend off until Tuesday.

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