Series (Game 2 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

Blues 3

(4-14-3, 11 pts)

Wild 5

(10-10-2, 22 pts)

2:00 PM ET, November 25, 2005

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

1 2 3 T
STL 0 3 03
MIN 0 2 35

P. Bouchard (Wild - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

D. McAmmond (Blues - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

M. Gaborik (Wild - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

St Louis (4-13-3) at Minnesota (9-10-2) 2:00 pm EST

St Louis (4-13-3) at Minnesota (9-10-2) 2:00 pm EST

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- Marian Gaborik and the Minnesota Wild look to get back to the .500 mark when they host the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

The Wild have lost four of their last five games and fell below .500 after dropping a 4-3 decision to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Gaborik returned to Minnesota's lineup for the first time in a month and registered a goal and an assist, but it was not enough to rescue the slumping Wild.

The 23-year-old Gaborik has missed all but four games this season with a hip flexor injury. Gaborik, who had been sidelined since October 23, has three goals and eight points in his four contests.

The Blues, whose four wins are the fewest in the NHL, hope to rebound from a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Dean McAmmond tallied twice and Doug Weight and defenseman Eric Weinrich each supplied a pair of assists for St. Louis, which dropped a 3-2 decision in its only other meeting this season against Minnesota.