2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference: Central #2 Minnesota Wild vs. Central #3 St. Louis Blues
How To Watch
|1||Monday, May 2||9:30 p.m.||MIN||ESPN|
|2||Wednesday, May 4||9:30 p.m.||MIN||ESPN|
|3||Friday, May 6||9:30 p.m.||STL||TNT|
|4||Sunday, May 8||4:30 p.m.||STL||TBS|
Tale of the Tape
|53-22-7 (113 pts)||Record||49-22-11 (109 pts)|
|3.77 (5th)||Goals Per Game||3.81 (3rd)|
|3.07 (16th)||Goals Allowed Per Game||2.95 (11th)|
|31-8-2 Home, 22-14-5 Away||Home/Away Record||26-10-5 Home, 23-12-6 Away|
|20.95% (17th)||Power Play||26.47% (2nd)|
|75.77% (26th)||Penalty Kill||84.4% (5th)|
Can’t Miss Offer From Caesars
- Kirill Kaprizov, LW: 47 goals, 61 assists, 108 points, 14 power-play goals
- Kevin Fiala, LW: 33 goals, 52 assists, 85 points
- Ryan Hartman, RW: 34 goals, 31 assists, 65 points
St. Louis leaders:
- Vladimir Tarasenko, RW: 34 goals, 48 assists, 82 points
- Pavel Buchnevich, LW: 30 goals, 46 assists, 76 points
- Ville Husso, G: 25-7-6, .919 SV%, 2.56 GAA
- STL to win: +130
- MIN to win: -150
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Wild win in 7 games (4-3)
- Two of the three meetings in the regular season required overtime while the other was at the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day — so seeing St. Louis sweep the season series is to be taken with a grain of salt.
- The Wild have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL since the trade deadline when they acquired Marc-Andre Fleury from the Chicago Blackhawks. Since March 16, Minnesota is a superb 22-2-3.
- Its defense has carried the way having allowed two or fewer goals in 14 of their final 23 games.
- St. Louis was just as hot down the stretch, going 14-0-2 in a 16-game sprint from March 28-April 24.
- Both teams will have difficult goalie decisions to make heading into the playoffs. Fleury and All-Star Cam Talbot will be fighting for minutes for the Wild while the Blues have seen Ville Husso outplay Stanley Cup-winning netminder Jordan Binnington.
- Considering Minnesota’s goaltending situation seems more stable, I’ll take them to narrowly get past a high-powered Blues team that has a lethal power play. But it would be no surprise to see St. Louis advance, either.