Wild lose third straight at home and third to Blues this season

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The Minnesota Wild was shut out by the St. Louis Blues on April 11, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center (The X) in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The Wild, with the loss has been swept by the Blues in all three meetings between the teams this season and have lost six of their last eight regular season games.  The St. Louis Blues, with the win, have shut out their last three consecutive opponents and are on a six game win streak.

The Wild have played 40 games in the shortened 48 game NHL season.  The Wild are in second place with 46 points, behind the surging Vancouver Canucks (52 points) and sit in seventh place in the Western Conference.  The team has eight games left that will be split evenly between home and away games.

The Wild must win the majority of their remaining games to stay in the playoff hunt as the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings are all in the playoff hunt and have above .500 records in their last ten games while the Wild have won only 40% of their last ten games.

The Wild will play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday April 13, 2013 to wrap up a three game home stand.  Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report on Facebook, Twitter and on this website for continued Minnesota Wild coverage and updates on the playoff race.