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Minnesota Wild (53-22-7, second in the Central Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, third in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues -117, Wild -105
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Wild lead series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild visit the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The Wild won 5-1 in the last matchup.
St. Louis has a 16-5-3 record in Central Division games and a 49-22-11 record overall. The Blues have a 42-7-4 record when scoring at least three goals.
Minnesota is 53-22-7 overall and 11-9-3 against the Central Division. The Wild are 44-9-5 in games they score three or more goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pavel Buchnevich has scored 30 goals with 45 assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 5-4-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Wild: 8-2-0, averaging four goals, 6.6 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
Wild: None listed.
The Associated Press