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Surging Wild hope to keep rolling at home

Mar 22, 2007 - 4:46 PM
St Louis (30-30-12) at Minnesota (43-24-7) 8:00 pm EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- Thanks to some stellar play at home, the Minnesota Wild are staying close to the Northwest Division lead.

The Wild aim for their ninth win in their last 11 home contests when they host the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

The Wild have 93 points and are just three behind first-place Vancouver (45-23-6) in the Northwest. Minnesota also is sixth in the Western Conference, one point behind San Jose (45-25-4).

Minnesota extended its winning streak to a franchise-record seven games in a 3-2 home victory over Phoenix on Tuesday. Pavol Demitra and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist.

Todd White added a power-play goal and rookie goaltender Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves for Minnesota, which is 24-6-4 on home ice this season.

The Blues hope to bounce back from Tuesday's 4-2 home loss to the Ottawa Senators.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 0 1
    MINNESOTA 0 3 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - DOUG WEIGHT 12 (PETR CAJANEK) 17:47
    2ND PRD: MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 25 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 9:36
    MIN - BRIAN ROLSTON 30 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, KEITH CARNEY)
    11:36
    MIN - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 27 (PIERRE-MARC

    Mar 22 10:35 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MINNESOTA 5
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) MIKKO KOIVU 18 (BRIAN ROLSTON, PIERRE-MARC
    BOUCHARD) 11:43

    Blues vs. WildMar 22 10:22 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MINNESOTA 4
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 28 (PAVOL DEMITRA) 8:07

    Blues vs. WildMar 22 10:14 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 1
    MINNESOTA 0 3 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - DOUG WEIGHT 12 (PETR CAJANEK) 17:47
    2ND PRD: MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 25 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 9:36
    MIN - BRIAN ROLSTON 30 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, KEITH CARNEY)
    11:36
    MIN - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 27

    Mar 22 9:40 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MINNESOTA 3
    2ND PRD: MIN - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 27 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, PAVOL
    DEMITRA) 18:17 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Blues vs. WildMar 22 9:38 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MINNESOTA 2
    2ND PRD: MIN - BRIAN ROLSTON 30 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRENT BURNS)
    11:36

    Blues vs. WildMar 22 9:24 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MINNESOTA 1
    2ND PRD: MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 25 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 9:36

    Blues vs. WildMar 22 9:19 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1
    MINNESOTA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - DOUG WEIGHT 12 (PETR CAJANEK) 17:47
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    STL 5 5
    MIN 12 12
    GOALIES: STL - CURTIS SANFORD
    MIN - NIKLAS BAC

    Mar 22 8:45 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MINNESOTA 0
    1ST PRD: STL - DOUG WEIGHT 12 (PETR CAJANEK) 17:47

    Blues vs. WildMar 22 8:42 PM