With the postseason not in the cards for the Ducks this season, they head into the final week looking to finish strong in four games vs. a pair teams in playoff position.
At St. Louis
Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m. PT on Bally Sports SoCal
Wednesday, May 5 at 5 p.m. PT on Bally Sports SoCal
Weather in St. Louis: Mostly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees and 2% chance of rain
Anaheim and St. Louis have faced off six times so far this season, with the road team prevailing in each. The Ducks came away with wins at Enterprise Center on March 26 (4-1) and March 28 (3-2 in OT) , with St. Louis earning wins in all four games at Honda Center. The Ducks own an all-time record of 46-45-11 vs. the Blues, including 21-22-8 in St. Louis (25-23-3 at home).
The Blues (23-19-7) are hanging on to the all-imporant fourth and final playoff spot in the Honda West, three points ahead of the Arizona Coyotes with three games in hand.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf leads all active Ducks skaters in scoring (11-34=45), goals and assists in 50 career games vs. the Blues and has recorded points in each of the six contests vs. St. Louis this season (1-5=6). Max Jones ranks second among team leaders in scoring vs. St. Louis this season (2-3=5), with points in the last three matchups (1-3=4).
Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. PT on KCOP-13
Saturday, May 8 at 5 p.m. PT on KCOP-13
Weather in St. Paul: 61 degrees (low of 42) and partly cloudy
The Wild (32-14-4) have secured a playoff berth with a chance to move into the No. 2 spot in the Honda West over these final six games. Minnesota has an outside shot of catching Vegas for the top spot, as they sit six points back with games against the Golden Knights tonight and Wednesday.
Minnesota has been nearly unbeatable at home at Xcel Energy Center this season, with an 18-5-1 record that includes one-goal wins over Anaheim on March 22 and 24.
The Wild finished the month of April with back-to-back losses to the Blues but came back to beat St. Louis 4-3 in overtime last Saturday night after being down two goals in the third. Minnesota is one of three NHL teams that has not lost three games in a row this season.