Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/19/14

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 10: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild tends net against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 10, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Wild rebounded nicely from a rare defeat. Now a visit by the struggling St. Louis Blues could help the Wild continue their playoff push. Minnesota goes for a season-best fifth consecutive home win Monday night against a Blues team that could have newcomer Jordan Leopold in the lineup. After its seven-game winning streak ended with a 5-3 loss in Dallas on Friday, the Wild (21-11-2) bounced back to defeat Los Angeles 4-3 in a shootout Saturday. Minnesota trailed 3-1 in the second period before Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise scored. The Wild tied Vancouver with 44 points atop the Northwest Division and have a game in hand. "All I can say is just huge amounts of character," said coach Mike Yeo, whose club equaled a team record for victories in a month with 11. The Wild have been getting big production throughout their lineup. During the 8-1-0 run, Minnesota had six of the top 13 scorers in the NHL in Mikko Koivu (13 points), Parise (11) and Pierre-Marc Boucha...
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