The St. Louis Blues had a four-game winning streak snapped their last time out. They'll need to improve their play against the Minnesota Wild if they want to avoid a second straight defeat.
The Blues look to bounce back as they seek their first win in three games this season against the slumping Wild on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center.
St. Louis (25-12-6) fell 3-2 in overtime to Vancouver at home Thursday as the Canucks took over the NHL lead. The Blues held a 33-21 advantage in shots and went up 2-1 on Jason Arnott's second goal of the game early in the second period, but couldn't hold on and failed to set a season best for consecutive wins.
The Blues lost for just the second time in 11 home games, though they've earned at least a point in each of those contests.
"We've got to learn to play with a lead," said Arnott, who has goals in three straight games. "It hasn't been our positive suit this year, but we're getting better at i...