Ryan Suter probably didn’t intend to cause a face-palm reaction, but his evaluation of the Wild’s performance through three playoff games had that dumbfounding effect.

“We’re not playing bad,” he said. “We just can’t score right now.”

Um, OK.

That’s kind of like saying, “My diet is going really well except I can’t stop eating donuts for breakfast.”

Somewhere in St. Louis, Mike Yeo probably smirked and thought to himself, “Yep, I’ve seen this movie before.”

Two years ago, Yeo’s Wild outshot the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs and got swept after managing seven total goals on 131 shots in four games.

For the umpteenth time, yes, shots and scoring chances usually indicate how well a team is playing, but those statistics ultimately ring hollow in losses, particularly in the playoffs.

The Wild’s history is littered with self-soothing talk of bad puck luck and boy oh boy, we were this close to scoring goals.

The Wild holds a clear advantage over the Blues in a number of statistical categories, including shots, scoring chances and faceoff percentage.

To steal one of Yeo’s famous lines, whoop-de-do.