How to watch Wednesday Night Hockey

NBCSN’s protection of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with the Wednesday Night Hockey match in between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild. Blues-Wild stream protection starts at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can view the video game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.

Minnesota, among the recipients of in 2015’s broadened postseason, will head back to the playoffs for the 8th time in the last 9 years – in hopes of making it past the 2nd round for the very first time considering that 2003. St. Louis, 2 years eliminated from winning its first-ever Stanley Cup, remains in a tight race with Arizona – and San Jose and LA are likewise still in contention – for the 4th and just staying playoff area in the West. A Blues run in the last 2 weeks of the routine season would put them in the postseason for the 3rd straight season and ninth time in the last ten years.

The Wild brings a seven-video game winning streak into this game – second-longest active streak in NHL – and is among the very best house groups in the league this season (17-4-0, .810 pts% – second-best in NHL). Most just recently, the Wild won at San Jose on Saturday, leaping out to a 3-0 first-period lead en path to a 6-3 success which clinched their playoff area.

A significant gamer in back-to-back wins over the Avalanche was first-year captain Ryan O’Reilly, who had 4 points (consisting of a hat technique) on Saturday and after that 2 helps on Monday. O’Reilly’s 20 objectives lead the group this season and he’s connected with David Perron (3 points on Monday) for the most points on the Blues (45).

[COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6 P.M. ET – NBCSN]

WHAT: St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild
WHERE: Xcel Energy Center
WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m. ET
TELEVISION: NBCSN
ON THE CALL: John Forslund, Brian Boucher
LIVE STREAM:
You can view the Blues-Wild stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

BLUES
Brayden Schenn – Ryan O’Reilly – David Perron
Jaden Schwartz – Tyler Bozak – Vladimir Tarasenko
Ivan Barbashev – Robert Thomas – Jordan Kyrou
Steven Santini – Sammy Blais – Mike Hoffman

Marco Scandella – Justin Faulk
Torey Krug – Jake Walman
Niko Mikkola – Robert Bortuzzo

Beginning goalie: Jordan Binnington

WILD
Kirill Kaprizov – Victor Rask – Mats Zuccarello
Jordan Greenway – Joel Eriksson Ek – Marcus Foligno
Kevin Fiala – Ryan Hartman – Marcus Johansson
Zach Parise – Nico Sturm – Nick Bonino

Ryan Suter – Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin – Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy – Ian Cole

Beginning goalie: Camera Talbot

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.