Games against the Minnesota Wild aren't usually hugely exciting events. Sure, they got a little more exciting when slowing scoring threat Dany Heatley came to the team, but three out of the four games last season were decided by one goal in either regulation or overtime.

If you factor in Zach Parise, one of the Wild's two $98 million dollar men (the other being blueliner Ryan Suter), you do get a bit more in the scoring department. Putting Parise on a line with Heatley and Mikko Koivu has created a line of danger; despite this, the Wild have only scored once on the power play in their last three games. That might not get any better tonight, as the Blues have killed off 19 straight penalties this season.