The Blues haven't beaten the Wild yet this (regular) season. Plus, we seem to like to play spoiler.
Yeah Minnesota plays the type of game that could kill St Louis - get an early goal, good goaltending and trap 'em to death. Minni is playing well, is at home and will be rested. They would also probably be up for an opportunity to end the Blues record playoff streak. Plus this is the second half of a B2B on the road for the Blues with the first half being a super-intense game in Nashville. Lots of negatives for the Blues so that loss to Detroit at home yesterday could end up being very very costly.