Series (Game 1 of 4)

Minnesota leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, October 22nd
Game 2: Friday, November 25th
Game 3: Friday, March 10th
Game 4: Tuesday, April 4th

Wild 3

(5-2-1, 11 pts)

Blues 2

(2-5-1, 5 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 22, 2005

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
MIN 0 2 13
STL 1 1 02

M. Fernandez (Wild - G): Saves: 38, Save Pct.: .950

M. Chouinard (Wild - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Sillinger (Blues - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Minnesota (4-2-1) at St Louis (2-4-1) 8:00 pm EDT

Minnesota (4-2-1) at St Louis (2-4-1), 8:00 pm EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Fresh off an impressive homestand, the Minnesota Wild will try to stay hot when they visit the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

In posting a 3-1-0 mark during a four-game stretch at home, the Wild outscored their opponents, 19-7. Todd White had a goal and two assists in a 6-1 rout of the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

All of White's points came in a third-period flurry in which Minnesota scored five unanswered goals to pull away. The five goals came in a span of 14:24 and gave the club six goals for the third time in its four wins.

Manny Fernandez made 34 saves to improve to 2-0-1 with a 1.31 goals-against average to start the season. However, he may be watching from the sidelines as fellow netminder Dwayne Roloson has enjoyed success against the Blues.

In nine career starts in the series, Roloson is 4-2-3 with a 1.84 GAA and earned a pair of 24-save shutouts at home against St. Louis last season.

The Wild enter the contest ranked No. 1 in the league on the power play (31 percent) and in penalty kills (96 percent).

Minnesota outscored St. Louis, 10-3, in taking last season's series, 2-0-2-0. The Blues hope to recover from their first shootout loss, 3-2, Thursday at Nashville.

Dean McAmmond scored midway through the second period to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead, but the Blues missed both of their shootout attempts.