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Wild-Blues Preview (The Associated Press)

St. Louis will try for an 11th win in 12 games in the series Saturday night while also attempting to extend a run of home dominance over Minnesota that stretches back more than seven years. Chicago, which plays St. Louis twice more, is five points back and Minnesota (37-24-7) is behind by 10. Nashville has lost seven of eight while St. Louis’ 5-1-1 record since dropping three of four has put it back in the driver’s seat. We’ve just got to keep plugging away because you don’t know what they’re going to do over there.” That seven-game stretch has included a 21 of 22 penalty kill, and Brian Elliott’s strong goaltending has also been a big part of it.