St. Louis hosts Minnesota after O’Reilly’s 3-goal game

Minnesota Wild (24-13-2, third in West Division) versus St. Louis Blues (18-16-6, fifth in West Division)

St. Louis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis hosts the Minnesota Wild after Ryan O’Reilly scored three goals in the Blues 9-1 win over the Wild.

The Blues are 18-16-6 against the rest of their division. St. Louis surrendered 30 power play goals and stopped 76.6% of their opponents’ chances.

The Savages are 24-13-2 against the rest of their division. Minnesota is serving 10.3 penalty minutes per game, most in the Nhl. Carson Soucy leads the team that serves a total of 45 minutes.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMER: O’Reilly leads the blues with 16 goals, adds 22 assists and scores a total of 38 points. David Perron has 10 points in the last 10 games for St. Louis.

Kirill Kaprizov leads the wild with 16 goals and has 34 points. Kevin Fiala has scored five goals and six assists in his last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Blues: 3-6-1, average 2.5 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a saving of 0.911 percent.

Wild: 6-3-1, an average of 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.6 penalties and 13.4 penalty minutes, while 2.9 goals per game are given up with a saving of 0.913 percent.

INJURIES: Blues: Carl Gunnarsson: Out for the season (lower body), Oskar Sundqvist: Out for the season (knees).

Wild: Marcus Foligno: out (leg), Nick Bjugstad: day after day (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.

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