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 Bouchard, Matt ...