The Canadiens were able to beat the Wild rather easily in their last game out. Granted, that is not saying much with all the struggles the Wild have had on the year offensively, but it is still a big time win. The Canadiens were able to take advantage of the lack of offensive production to the point that they were able to shutout the Wild and that was a game that was led by Carey Price in net.
This season the Canadiens offense has managed to score at a clip of 3.50 goals per game. The team has converted on the power play at 23.8% this year. The Canadiens have given up 3.83 goals a game on the year and have killed off 61.1% of the power plays.
The Blues are really looking to bounce back after their shoot out loss to the Canucks. Granted, the game was one that took the Canucks to the limit, but the downside is the Blues were unable to push past the limit and bring home a win, which really hurts the Blues chances of really looking like a team that could repeat this year as the Stanley Cup Champs.
This year the Blues offense has managed to score only at a clip of 3.17 goals a game. The team has managed to convert on the power play at the rate of 26.7% on the year so far. The defense for the Blues is giving up 3.33 goals a game, which is definitely a problem for Binnington. When it comes to the penalty kill the Blues have only managed to kill off 91.7% of the opponents power plays.